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TelSoc, the telecommunications society, is holding a free post-pandemic telecommunications event at 12:30 pm AEST, Tuesday 21 June. The event is online only and you can find more information and register here.

Published in Guest Events

Australia's biggest telco Telstra says any issues that arise prior to its acquisition of the Pacific assets of Digicel are matter for the seller to resolve.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications provider Digicel says it is looking at its legal options to get a tax imposed on it by Papua New Guinea removed, warning that this could delay the sale of its Pacific assets to Telstra.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported a rise of 75% in net profits, with the figure being 113.7 billion yuan (A$23.81 billion) for the full year 2021.

The Federal Government's announcement of an additional $480 million investment in regional broadband cannot be taken to indicate that the services will automatically improve as the money could just be an election handout, independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Mavenir has won the tender to aid FSG, the fourth mobile operator in Australia, in building a future-proof network for both regional Australia and enterprise private networks. Regional vice president sales ANZ and Japan Dereck Quinlan spoke with iTWireTV about why FSG selected Mavenir to build the core technology for them, and how Mavenir is disrupting mobile operator technology.

Published in Guest Interviews

Swedish telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson has admitted it did not meet the terms of a deal it struck with the US Department of Justice in 2019 over claims of alleged corrupt dealings in Iraq.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internal files from the Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson have been leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showing details of how the firm allegedly paid bribes to the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq in order to continue selling its services there.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co's continuing bid to placate regulators, retailers and consumer organisations means its financial worries are far from over, independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has called for the Federal Government to undertake a regulatory impact assessment of the costs and benefits flowing from its decision today to designate telecommunications as an industry sector that will be subject to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s consumer competition regulator The Commerce Commission has received an application for clearance for a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.

The American news agency Bloomberg has claimed that Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei used malicious code to spy on Optus in 2012, a claim that the telco has denied. The story in question is replete with dubious assertions, risible claims and quotes that do not match what the reporters say they do.

Published in Open Sauce

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Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says its assessment of Telstra's business risk, following its acquisition of Digicel's business in the South Pacific region, remains largely unchanged.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia has completed the rollout of advanced mobile location technology which makes it possible to pinpoint the exact spot from which a triple zero call is made.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian-listed communications software and cloud infrastructure provider MNF Group has officially launched its proprietary communications platform as a service offering in Singapore via its wholesale business Symbio - claiming an aim to “disrupt” the Singapore domestic communications market.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Security company FireEye Mandiant has appointed 20 year cyber security, telecommunications and technology industries veteran Mark Ellis as Country Manager for New Zealand.

Published in People Moves

GUEST OPINION by Ash Halford, Systems Engineering Director, Australia & New Zealand, Juniper Networks:  5G and the transition to multicloud are setting up new customer expectations for network operators. Today’s customers value an excellent user experience above almost anything else—and they are looking to communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver it. If they can’t provide the consistent quality and guaranteed service levels that customers require, they risk losing them entirely.

Published in Networking

The Australian Government's move to push Telstra to buy Digicel appears to contradict the policy it has adopted in order to ban Huawei from having a role in the country's 5G networks.

Published in Open Sauce

Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE has rolled out its third-generation 5G Indoor CPE MC8020 at Mobile World Congress 2021.

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