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Law firm Slater and Gordon is looking at the possibility of initiating a class action suit against Optus over the massive data breach revealed by the telco on 22 September.

Published in Security

Complaints about phone and internet services decreased 33.4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2022, but despite this poor mobile coverage was the most prominent issue for telco services, according to the latest report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet provider Aussie Broadband has been ordered to pay $213,120 after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found the company failed to provide customer information to the integrated public number database more than 30,000 times between November 2021 and May 2022.

Fixed wireless wholesale network infrastructure provider Swoop Holdings Limited has reported revenue growth of 130% in its first full year as an ASX-listed company.

Telecommunications company TPG Telecom has partnered with not-for-profit charity Minus18 to launch a fundraising campaign raising funds for LGBTQIA+ youth this Wear it Purple Day,.

Published in Not For Profit

Swedish telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson has been hit with a lawsuit by Americans who claim its alleged payment of bribes to Al Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq also helped the two groups to stage terrorist attacks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:27

Gladys weighs in on Telstra/TPG merger

Former NSW Premier and now Optus managing director enterprise, business, and institutional Gladys Berejiklian says she's seen first-hand the devastating impact of floods and fires on regional communities and says if the Telstra/TPG merger proceeds customers will have less choice, be subject to higher prices, and be more vulnerable during natural disasters.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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

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