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Australians are asked to for help in overcoming problems with NBN transition

Australia launches public consultation on delayed NBN transition

The Australian government released a Migration Assurance Policy consultation paper yesterday to collect opinion from the public and industry representatives on how to best handle the country’s transition from legacy copper to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Whispir connects enterprises

Telstra takes Whispir SaaS global

Telstra’s international carrier and business services operation has this week made cloud-based rich communication service Whispir available over its international network.

There have been several VoLTE announcements of late

Vodafone Australia eyes VoLTE rollout

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has tapped up Ericsson for a network overhaul that will see the operator capable of delivering VoLTE services as it seeks to optimise its network capabilities through virtualization.

NBN Co is using satellite to connect the bush

NBN Co brings satellite access to bush; Optus opens up 700MHz

Australia’s next generation broadband network, NBN Co, on Tuesday said it would use satellite to boost the number of connections for Australians who cannot access existing commercial broadband services. The NBN Co Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme will connect to up to 9,000 additional premises in remote and regional mainland Australia and Tasmania, until the expected launch of NBN Co’s Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) in late 2015.

NBN is claiming more coverage in the bush

Australian NBN claims deployment boost under Morrow

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) looks to have turned a corner in terms of deployment, claiming a fourfold increase in the number of premises covered by its fixed wireless service over the past year.

Australians are asked

Telstra wins deal to deploy Fibre for NBN

Australian carrier Telstra and the organisation responsible for the country’s next generation broadband network, NBN Co, on Thursday said they had reached an agreement to pilot the planning, design and construction of 1000 nodes across Queensland and New South Wales, ahead of an anticipated large scale integration of Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) technology into the National Broadband Network (NBN).

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Telstra partners with Fon

Australian incumbent Telstra is set to create one of the world’s largest wifi networks under a A$100m plus deal with global hotspot network Fon.

Optus has been formally warned by telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for inaccurately billing around 237,500 customers prior to September 2012

Optus warned for overcharging customers

Australian carrier Optus has been formally warned by telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for inaccurately billing over 237,500 customers prior to September 2012.

Australians are asked

Australian operators improve customer service

Australian telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced a sustained reduction in complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) from consumers regarding customer services of the country’s mobile operators.

Optus has been formally warned by telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for inaccurately billing around 237,500 customers prior to September 2012

Telstra rapped for leaking 16,000 customers’ details

Australian operator Telstra has been penalised by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for breaching privacy laws.

Alcatel-Lucent and the Internet Society will facilitate superfast broadband in Thailand

Telstra acquires enterprise network and security integrator

Australian operator Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based enterprise network and security integrator O2 Networks. The acquisition was made to bolster Telstra’s network application and services (NAS) portfolio, as the continues to pursue opportunities in the enterprise space.

Level 3 is spending $6.7bn on the deal

Telstra sells out of Sensis, CSL

Australian carrier Telstra on Monday announced the sale of its struggling directories business. The sell off comes just weeks after the company offloaded Hong Kong operation CSL.

Bill Morrow has been appointed CEO at NBN Co

Vodafone Australia CEO takes reins at NBN

The CEO at Vodafone Australia will head the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project. Bill Morrow has been appointed CEO at NBN Co, the company responsible for delivering Australia’s nationwide fixed-line broadband upgrade. He will assume his role in the new year, based in Sydney,

The deployment will be the largest in China

Telstra expands cloud platform to US, Japan

ollowing its EU and APAC expansion this summer, ICT and backbone network service provider Telstra Global announced Thursday that the company has expanded its cloud and “connected colocation” services to the US and Japan, and is in the process of upgrading existing facilities in Australia.

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Uncertainty and risk: the results of spectrum renewal by auction

The use of auctions for spectrum renewal seems pointless and likely only to create uncertainty and risk for operators, says Graham Friend, managing director at Coleago Consulting. New entrants know they are likely to be outbid by incumbents and the uncertainty generated dampens the desire of those incumbents to invest and innovate, which is not good at a time when governments want to see a rapid and extensive roll-out of LTE.

Chris Chapman, ACMA Chair, has taken issue with comments from Coleago

Australian regulator hits back at auction “failure” accusations

The head of the Australian telecoms regulator has hit back at allegations that the recent spectrum auction was “damaging to the economy” and dismissed claims that one of the country’s three operators was deterred from participating by high reserve prices. The criticisms were levelled at ACMA by the CEO of spectrum auction planning specialist Coleago Consulting on Wednesday.

Telstra, Optus Mobile and TPG Internet each secured spectrum

Australia wins A$2bn from digital dividend spectrum auction

Three Australian operators have secured spectrum in the country’s digital dividend auction, generating revenues of nearly A$2bn ($2.06bn) for the Australian government. Telstra, Optus Mobile and TPG Internet each secured spectrum, regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced.

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