Displaying items by tag: Telecommunications

Thursday, 26 September 2019 02:18

ACMA warns SA Liberal Party over robocalls breach

The South Australian (SA) Division of the Liberal Party of Australia has been taken to task by the telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for making polling robocalls during prohibited calling times.

Complaints about internet services replaced complaints over mobile services as the most complained about service type in the last financial year, according to the latest Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman report.

Regional users of Optus services are being offered three months free plan fees on selected new mobile services.

Australian scientists including an optics and telecommunications expert have been awarded over a quarter of a million dollars to commercialise their research by the CSIRO’s ON technology accelerator program and the Menzies Foundation.

Published in Science
Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:57

Telecoms veteran Hudson takes on new role at Vertel

Telecommunications carrier Vertel has appointed its former head of government Tony Hudson as commercial director to lead its sales, marketing and customer experience teams.

Published in People Moves

There’s a growing digital divide between small businesses and large enterprises, with smaller businesses gaining an advantage by their adoption of new technology, according to a new report.

Published in Strategy

With the number of network connections and connected devices across Australia increasing at an unprecedented rate, the telecommunications regulator ACMA has released its corporate and research program reviewing the appropriate regulatory framework for content delivered over all platforms in the traditional broadcast media and digital platforms.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom Group is trumpeting the delivery of five successive years of profitable growth as it reports a 6% jump in 2019 full year revenue to $246.6 million from $233.6 million the previous year - but dampened by a 3% decrease in after tax net profit of $16.5 million compared to $17.0 million in 2018, due to depreciation.

Smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling program – MobileMuster – joining Australia’s major mobile handset manufacturers and network providers who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.

The South Australian town of Gawler will be the first regional community to receive free digital phone services under a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to be conducted by Melbourne-based ISP, Connexus.

Telecommunications industry regulation veteran Fay Holthuyzen has taken out the top award as the Australian Communications Ambassador 2019 at the 13th Annual Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards in Sydney.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Proposed changes to the regulation of international mobile roaming (IMR) services will come into effect in the Australian telecoms sector in January next year under draft changes put forward by the telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia Post is set to undertake a telecommunications ‘transformation” of its business, with the roll out of a series of upgrades to its network that it says will optimise performance for services across the country, as it plans for the future.

Published in Strategy

Mobile data revenue will remain the largest contributor to Australia’s telecom market between 2018 and 2023, driven by increasing smartphone subscriptions, expanding long-term evolution (LTE) networks, growth in the use of 4G services and the expected launch of commercial 5G services in 2020, according to a new report.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 11:44

Ooredoo project boosts Internet growth in Myanmar

Global telecommunications company Ooredoo says there has been growth in Internet usage in Myanmar through the deployment of its Beyond Access Myanmar Program to support the country’s libraries serve more people with critical information and services.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 13:29

More Telecom, Vocus seal $20 million deal

Dedicated NBN voice and data provider to small and medium businesses More Telecom has signed a $20 million two-year contract with Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus for the supply of NBN products and services.

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:59

Sky selling MGM's SPACETALK in UK market

Australian-listed MGM Wireless has announced that European media, entertainment and telecommunications giant Sky is selling its all-in-one SPACETALK children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device in the UK.

Published in Market

Australian mobile carrier Pivotel has acquired two US-based mobile satellite solution businesses, MVS USA and Explorer Satellite Communications, through its US based subsidiary Pivotel America.

Published in Strategy

The reason why the United States has told Australia to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation from bidding for contracts in the 5G network rollout is now out in the open: Washington plans to build a US$211.5-million military base for US Marines in Darwin.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 26 July 2019 10:00

5G demand drives market growth for Nokia

Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia says strong demand for 5G has driven growth in its business for the second quarter and would help the company achieve “compelling results" for the full-year 2019.

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