Telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance is seeking public comment on a proposed new industry code designed to combat scam calls to consumers at risk of being defrauded.
The Labor Party has called for retail telecommunications providers to be considered for temporary capacity charge relief, in the event NBN speeds become congested as COVID19 leads more employees and children to use the internet from home.
Schneider Electric has appointed 15-year telecommunications industry veteran Rajesh Thangaraj as Edge Solutions Evangelist of its Secure Power division in Australia.
Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.
New Zealand’s telecommunications and competition regulator The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a code to protect consumers who are at particular risk of needing to contact emergency services and only have access to a home phone to make the contact.
The Labor Party is pressuring the Federal Government to explain why it is reportedly introducing a $7 per month broadband tax on 1 July, while cutting regional NBN investment at the same time.
Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has boosted revenue by 9% to $131.9 million for the half year to the end of December 2019, delivering what the company says is eleven halves of growth as it continues to invest in data centres cloud and security.
Researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) say they will soon have a much cheaper way of stabilising, blocking and steering light – potentially lowering the costs of high-tech equipment used in telecommunications, medical diagnostics and consumer electronics.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei has brushed aside “constant external pressures” and says that despite the pressure it is still forging ahead in the global 5G market, with latest data showing its 5G products are “winning the majority of 5G contracts with operators around the world”.
A year after the commercial rollout of 5G in Australia, private 5G will take off this year, with a prediction that more than five enterprises in Australia will run trials before the end of 2020.
Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards - the ACOMMS - with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in innovation, customer service, artificial intelligence, sustainability, the space sector, diversity and inclusion and product solutions across the telecommunications sector.
Systems integrator CombiTel Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of ICT industry veteran Stephen Walsh as operations manager.
Optus has issued an apology to its customers who it says “received messages in error” after the company copped a $504,000 fine from the telecommunications regulator ACMA for breaching Australia’s spam laws.
A clear licensing framework is needed for space-based communications networks and systems, according to telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance, which has welcomed the telecoms regulator ACMA’s intention to undertake a staged revision of the assessment of all space/space receive and earth/earth receive apparatus licences.
Next week, Britain will announce essentially the same decision that leaked out in April 2019, and allow Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies to supply 5G equipment for the non-core parts of the country's networks.
Customer relationship management software provider Genesys has promoted Gwilym Funnell to senior vice president of Asia-Pacific after five years as vice president of its Australia and New Zealand business.
Small South Melbourne-based NBN provider, Tangerine Telecom, has opened 2020 with a new offering for telecommunications consumers, delivering what it claims is Australia’s most competitively priced 25/5 unlimited NBN plan costing $49.90 per month - but just for the first six months of the plan.
Rules to better protect Australians against the bill shock that can come from high international mobile roaming charges, have been emhanced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
The Communications Alliance has released its "first expanded Complaints in Context report, showing that for participating service providers in July to September of this year, there were 6.8 complaints received by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) per 10,000 Services in Operation (SIO)".
The Federal Government is overhauling consumer protections to "better reflect the way that modern telecommunication services" are delivered in Australia.
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