Optus has switched on a new tower in the Baranduda Ranges in regional Victoria as it continues the rollout of sites as part of the Federal Government’s mobile blackspot program.
Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, says lower prices and growing data services have been the key consumer benefits in the period 2017–18, with mobile phone services dropping by 8.3% in real terms, and fixed broadband prices falling by 1.5%.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus is investing a further $23.6 million into its South Australian network, building more than 40 new sites by the end of March next year in a move aimed at improving network coverage and to deliver faster download speeds.
Singtel’s data analytics subsidiary DataSpark and telecommunications analysis firm Analysys Mason have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a network planning application to help mobile operators drive revenue and optimise capital expenditure.
Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom is opening a new network operations centre in Sydney in a move which the company says will “rescue’ at least 13 jobs which would have been moved offshore by a third-party provider.
Many consumers have a lack of trust in the providers of telecommunications services for their transparency and ethical behaviour, according to a new global index which found that consumers rated telecommunications the second least trustworthy industry.
The Federal Government has acknowledged that adjustments need to be made to current consumer safeguards to stay up-to-date with changes to available telecommunications technologies and consumer expectations.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has taken action against 24 telcos for breaches of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP)..
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