Listed Australian cloud call recording service Dubber says it has received commitments to raise $10 million via a placement to existing institutional and sophisticated investors in the company.

Internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband has announced new plans for its rural and remote customers using the NBN satellite Sky Muster Plus service, giving increased unmetered usage of the service for web browsing, reading,sending emails, and scrolling through social media.

The Australian Labor Party has called for an NBN rebate — and free NBN broadband access for a period of at least 12 months — to help connect families and children with no Internet at home, ensuring access to broadband for children it says are potentially missing out on the benefits of connectivity.

Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has sealed a deal with public transport provider Transit Systems, enabling Transit Systems to build artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities through a telecoms and cloud overhaul.

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co and five retail service providers have been authorised by the competition regulator the ACCC to work together on measures to keep telecommunications networks operating effectively during the COVID-19 crisis.

ANALYSIS In August 2018, Huawei was told that it was not going to be able to bid for something which could prove to be its biggest source of revenue in Australia: 5G contracts.

Huawei Australia has assured the Canberra Raiders that it will not be deterred from its sponsorship of the club, despite the continuing uncertainty caused by suspension of the 2020 National Rugby League season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Australian telecommunications carrier Vertel and wireless communications vendor Ondacomms have partnered to supply waste management services company Grasshopper Environmental with a wide-area radio solution for its fleet vehicles.

Complaints about services by telecommunications consumers to telecoms providers dropped sharply in volume in the 2019 December quarter, declining by 25.9% compared to the same period in 2018.

GUEST OPINION by Brendan Maree, VP Asia Pacific 8x8: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have generated a lot of excitement and hype during the past few years. In 2020, this hype will become reality within growing numbers of contact centres.

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