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Consumer complaints to Australia’s telcos have fallen by 12% in the three months between April and June this year – the lowest rate for the quarter since 2016.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The UK says a lack of clarity about the US Government's stance on the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology has forced London to delay its own decision on using 5G technology from the firm.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Perth-based Internet start-up Pentanet has revealed its telecommunications network has tripled in size since the same time last year, saying it is "one of the fastest growing Internet service providers in the country".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Giant Japanese telecommunications carrier Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation has swallowed up its Dimension Data business in the merger of its communications and security businesses into one US$11 billion global unit to be headquartered in London.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:23

ACMA to propose area-wide licence type

The telecommunications regulator, The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), is proposing to develop a new transmitter and receiver licence type, referred to as the area-wide apparatus licence type.

A well-known researcher from security outfit Chronicle Security has questioned why tech and mainstream media have given blanket coverage to research by the US/Israeli firm Cybereason, which detailed intrusions into a number of telecommunications firms by a Chinese group known as APT10, when the research did not provide any indicators of compromise or accounts from victims.

Published in Security

The telecommunications regulator, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, is reviewing Australia’s emergency call services regime and is now seeking industry and public feedback through a consultation process.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian-listed telecommunications provider Vonex is partnering with Qantas in a deal to allow small to medium business members of the airline’s business loyalty program to earn reward points when they fly, and spend money on Vonex products and services.

Telecommunications wholesaler Telcoinabox has released a new range of data-rich plans it says will give telco providers access to competitive wholesale pricing, complementing its product suite of hosted voice and data products “at a time ripe for renewal”.

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has launched a new brand, logo and website with Ombudsman Judi Jones saying the new website makes it easier for consumers and small businesses to make a new complaint, update an existing complaint, understand what is involved and the next steps in the process.

An official in the Trump administration has given a strong hint that the strictures placed on the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies by Washington are all part of a gambit to help the US strike a trade deal with China.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia’s three largest telcos have been warned by the telecommunications regulator over breaches of safeguards for consumers with disabilities.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has brought forward its plans, announced last June, to sack thousands of workers, leading to an increase of $200 million in the company's restructuring costs for the current financial year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications has advised the ASX that it has received an indicative takeover offer from Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure for A$5.25 per share, valuing the company at A$3.3 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has warned the country’s largest telco, Spark, over likely breaching of thelaw in a notification to customers on broadband prices rises.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Customers have become increasingly satisfied over the past 12 months with the service they receive from telecommunications providers, according to a newly published survey, despite previously reduced levels of satisfaction.

US President Donald Trump is using the Huawei issue to put pressure on China to agree to a trade deal on his terms, well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says, adding that it would be interesting to see if the two countries are able to resolve their trade issues.

Published in Government Tech Policy

ANALYSIS A trade pact between China and the US appears to be unlikely following the actions taken by the US Government against Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on Thursday (Australian time), with the more serious ban being one that prevents Huawei from importing components from American companies without government approval.

Competition in New Zealand’s mobile services market is trending in the right direction, with pricing, coverage and choice of services a positive for consumers, according to a new report from the country’s competition enforcement agency.

Published in Market

The US has placed Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and 68 of its affiliates on a list that means it will have to obtain government approval in order to buy American-made components.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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