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Telstra to front federal court over direct billing services
The company faces a $10 million fine and additional customer refunds as the ACCC alleges that it "misled" consumers.
26 Mar 18
NBN launches new simulation-based training facilities for telecommunications employees
The facilities will provide training and assessments for more than 2,000 in-field telecommunications workers.
23 Mar 18
Telstra to cut jobs across Australia as work goes offshore
Australia’s Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has confirmed Telstra plans to cut over 100 jobs, sending the work overseas.
19 Mar 18
Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn’t addictive enough
On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.
14 Mar 18
How telecom providers can continue drive revenue - GlobalData
The new landscape could be a problem for service providers. However, it could be a boon if telcos can situate themselves at the centre of services.
14 Mar 18
Globe and Huawei team up to deploy commercial FDD Massive MIMO
This enhancement in cell capacity will provide a better experience for more consumers.
09 Mar 18
Interview: Vodafone's Kirstin Te Wao on workplace diversity & inclusion
"We want to start the discussion – Why is it that I have these stereotypes in my head that women should be at home and men are the breadwinners?"
08 Mar 18
Kiwi telco Telesmart takes over NEC Business Solutions
“I’m delighted because I’m confident they have the right attributes to ensure NEC Business Solutions’ legacy will live on.”
05 Mar 18
Lenovo Data Center Group accelerates telco infrastructure and IoT focus
As 5G deployment plans further solidify across the globe, Lenovo will build and partner on NFV hardware and software solutions.
23 Feb 18
How Spark’s transformation strategy impacted their bottom line
“As indicated at the end of the previous financial year, the transformation programme has associated costs of change."
21 Feb 18
How one Dutch company created Civil Defence's emergency alert system
“One2many is currently the only company in the world able to provide a best-in-class, end-to-end wireless emergency alert solution."
15 Feb 18
2G breathes its last breath as 2degrees shuts down network
2degrees customers, with 2G devices, have until March 15 to upgrade.
08 Feb 18
The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?
02 Feb 18
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
31 Jan 18
Nexion Networks opens up new Adelaide CBD office
It marks the fourth location that the telecommunications reseller has opened up, in addition to Perth, Sydney, and Singapore.
29 Jan 18
Grant McBeath steps in as interim CEO of Spark HMB
Former CEO Jason Paris will take up an appointment with a global company offshore.
24 Jan 18
ComCom revisits backhaul study as Telco Act goes before parliament
The report was put on hold while the Government focused on its review of the Telecommunications Act.
19 Jan 18
Vocus reshuffle leads to separation of enterprise and wholesale
The split will result in four reportable operating segments and has lead to some leadership changes in those areas.
16 Jan 18
Big Switch unveils network visibility platform for 4G/5G LTE mobile networks
Multiple Big Mon Service Nodes can be clustered to deliver multi-terabit performance, thus serving tens of millions of subscribers.
07 Dec 17
ComCom makes final decision on what major telcos will contribute to $50m levy
Some providers pass the levy contribution onto consumers through a charge on their monthly bills.
07 Dec 17
Frost & Sullivan names Indonesia's top data center service provider
“We hope this recognition will continue to help drive innovation, excellence and a positive change in the Indonesian economy.”
30 Nov 17
'The Court' gives green light to Avaya’s restructuring plan
Avaya expects to emerge from its bankruptcy before the end of 2017
30 Nov 17
What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
29 Nov 17
Spark buys Auckland telco company in small but tactical move
Ed Hyde, CEO Spark ventures & wholesale, says the acquisition, while relatively small for Spark, is a smart, tactical investment.
15 Nov 17