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Telecoms lobby group and peak industry body Communications Alliance has welcomed the release of a set of draft propositions by the counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements, and its focus on information flows between Governments and essential infrastructure owners and operators, to enhance coordinated engagement and response during national disasters.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The US has launched its latest salvo at Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, claiming that the company can gain access to mobile networks around the world through backdoors that are made for use by law enforcement.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is poised to witness the highest growth in the global telecom and pay-TV market between 2019 and 2024 due to conducive telecom policies and rapid mobile and fibre network roll-outs, according to new research.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Two in five Australians (46%) are interested in connecting their tablets to mobile networks, especially if it can be connected using a mobile data sharing plan, according to a new forecast from technology analyst firm Telsyte.

Smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling program – MobileMuster – joining Australia’s major mobile handset manufacturers and network providers who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.

The Philippines has snubbed its long-time ally, the US, and opted to use a 5G network build from a Chinese state-owned company, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Published in Government Tech Policy

SPONSORED Guest Opinion by *Sean Kopelke, Riverbed.  With the long-running concerns around cybersecurity, and the continuous stream of competitive noises focused on which telco will win the race, it feels like the launch of 5G services in Australia has been a long time coming.

Regulation of Australia’s domestic Mobile Terminating Access Service for mobile voice services is set to be continued by the competition regulator, the ACCC, but MTAS for SMS services will no longer be regulated.

Published in Technology Regulation

Mobile networks and broadband Internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks, following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea, in the early morning hours of 7 May.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has proposed that the country’s wholesale mobile voice services should continue to be regulated for a further five years.

Published in Technology Regulation

If you’ve ever considered selling mobile services, an MVNO is the way to do it.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:06

Optus ramps up network for festive season

Optus says it has been busy ramping up its network in time for the festive season, implementing special event parameters across the country to ensure major shopping centres, holiday hotspots and New Year’s destinations are ready to handle the significant increase in traffic over the period.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition has again called for the Australian Government to introduce much needed reforms to underpin the delivery of telecommunications services across Australia.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 22:11

NEC, Samsung join forces to advance 5G development

Asian tech giants NEC and Samsung Electronics have formed a partnership aimed at strengthening their next-generation technology portfolios, including 5G.

New Zealand’s major mobile phone network companies will still have to provide access to their networks for new mobile operators entering the market, following a decision by the competition regulator against investigating whether mobile roaming services should be deregulated.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started an inquiry into regulation of wholesale mobile voice and SMS services – and whether to vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration or to make a new declaration.

The demand for, and volume of, location data in Australia is unprecedented, according to a key industry player, with the telecommunications and insurance sectors the most interested in the use of location data services.

Published in Market

The Asia Pacific region, including the Australian market, is forecast to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025, with 675 million 5G connections.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 31 May 2018 05:31

Optus scores another court win over Telstra

Singtel Optus will be able to go back to running ads which say "Empires end. That's what they do," after a Victorian Supreme Court judge ruled on Wednesday that Telstra's claim that these ads were misleading or deceptive did not stack up.

Published in Mobility

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