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New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission says a new Measuring Broadband results report shows the country’s fibre 100 broadband plans are offering high speeds and “reliable internet performance” across all tested providers and regions, and delivering 99% of advertised speeds.

Monday, 16 December 2019 12:29

ANZ Bank, Telstra under attack from scammers

ANZ Banking Group customers are the target of the most recent email phishing scam being blocked by security vendor MailGuard team.

Published in Security

The Australian Government has come under fire from the Institute of Public Affairs over its response to the digital platforms inquiry, with the institute condemning the Government for a “disgraceful attack” on free speech.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO is planning to invest US$10 billion in the research and development of core technologies in hardware, software and systems - in addition to investments in 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, big data and other “frontier technologies”.

Optus is claiming a world-first with the successful completion of an end to end 5G data test call over its 2300MHz spectrum.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:34

Vocus inks new oil & gas market contract

The Vocus Group telecommunications company has entered a contract with the Barossa Joint Venture to build, operate and own a high-capacity submarine fibre optic network for the proposed Barossa offshore gas project in the Bonaparte Basin, to the north of Darwin.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 14:52

Global telecoms sector to ‘thrive’ in 2020

The global telecoms sector will thrive in 2020, but individual operators could face challenges, particularly over 5G, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Circles.Life, the telco that promises a “more likeable than hateable experience” - and which launched in the Australian market in August - has created a S$1 million fundraising page via GoGetFunding designed to “bail people out from mobile contracts worldwide and to give the telco freedom the customers deserve”.

Huawei Australia intends to warn its network of local Australian suppliers that the coming year will be one of jobs carnage unless the Federal Government allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to play a part in the nation’s 5G rollout.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A poor NBN migration for a customer has resulted in TPG-owned RSP iiNet being censured by Australia’s communications regulator and forced to take remedial action under threat of a potential $10 million fine.

Published in Technology Regulation

Optus has released a range of “build your own” mobile phone plans giving customers the ability to “mix and match a range of features” of their plan by choosing a monthly data amount, international calls and roaming data.

The Federal Government is reviewing arrangements for telecommunications in new developments with the aim of helping to drive competition and ensure access to high-quality infrastructure in new areas.

New Zealand telecommunications retail service providers generated the highest number of complaints under the Fair Trading Act to the country’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies had been granted another 90-day extension to work with American firms, giving the Shenzhen-based company until 16 February 2020 to work with US companies.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government has moved to quell the fears expressed by Australians over the alleged health effects of 5G, with a submission from the Department of Communications and the Arts to a House of Representatives standing committee pointing out the safeguards taken to limit the amount of radio frequency that electromagnetic energy telecommunications facilities can emit.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian company Next Telecom is offering technology from global cybersecurity provider SonicWall in its Security In a Box bundle for business clients with telco-grade network security devices and a zero-touch feature.

Published in Market

A landmark 750 new or improved mobile base stations have now been completed as the Australian Government’s mobile blackspot program to improve and enhance mobile phone coverage in regional and rural Australia continues to be rolled out.

A year after introducing strict new complaints-handling requirements, the telecoms regulator ACMA has released data showing telcos received a total of 1.4 million complaints over the full 2018–19 financial year - but concerns over telcos providing "late or inaccurate data" have resulted in the authority excluding the data provided by Optus from its report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian telecommunications company Vocus Group has announced a major step forward in its Future State program with the appointment of Arista Networks, Ciena's Blue Planet and DGIT Systems as partners to deliver the program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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