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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian carrier Optus this week claimed to have attained a blistering 1.7Gbps downlink speed on a live site using carrier aggregation technologies across HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Australian MVNO Kogan Mobile claims it has been “muscled out of the mobile industry” by the country’s largest mobile operator, Telstra.
Who’d have thought that the news that would rock the world this week would be of a 71-year-old man deciding to retire from his job? But it did and the telecoms industry seems to have adopted some of the fiery, argumentative, and sometimes hypocritical, qualities of the famous Glaswegian.
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.
A consultancy firm specialising in planning national radio spectrum auctions has criticised Australia’s recent digital dividend spectrum for setting reserve prices too high.
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.
Chinese infrastructure vendor and device manufacturer Huawei and the Australian government appear to have settled their differences as Huawei reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market this week.