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ECONOMUSE: 2018 review of retail broadband pricing
The review of September 2018 prices shows that there has not been much movement on the major issues identified with retail broadband prices - wholesale pricing still a problem.

Full 5G implementation at least two years away, says Ruckus chief
Despite all the hype about 5G at the moment, a full implementation of the technology specification is at least two years away, according to Carl Jefferys, ANZ country manager for Ruckus Wireless.

Australia bid to push Huawei out of PNG cable project
Australia, along with Japan and the US, is once again trying to elbow out Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building a cable system, this time an internal one in Papua New Guinea.

Ericsson, Telstra test ‘ground-breaking’ long range NB-IoT connection

More than 5b now have access to mobile services: GSMA
More than five billion of the world's population are now connected to a mobile network, up from 4.6 billion at the end of 2015, according to a study from the GSM Association released at the United Nations this week.

NBN Co says transit network capacity doubled
National broadband provider NBN Co says it has doubled the maximum capacity on its transit network from 9.6Tbps to 19.2Tbps per fibre link.

Telco bodies, AIIA warn encryption bill could weaken Australia’s security

RSPs tread with care as ACMA NBN rules now in place

Big telcos 'benefit from delay' in special business services moving to NBN

Telecommunications industry leads battle against encryption bill

TPG sees full-year profit fall as NBN continues to bite

Telcos get into entertainment business in changing media landscape

Australia Singapore Cable fully operational today

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

NBN Co given 3 months to improve wholesale deals with RSPs

Huawei issues joint statement with UL over findings of benchmark 'cheating'

Here we go again: encryption bill will make us all unsafe

Sunshine Coast to get ‘fastest’ cable connection to Asia

Vodafone strikes back against MVNOs, telcos, in prepaid race

Vocus puts ASC into service early as SMW-3 cable fails
The Australia Singapore Cable has been switched on for use ahead of its scheduled 14 September service date, following a major disruption on the Sea-Me-We3 submarine cable between Perth and Singapore.

Telstra customers download voraciously despite slow NBN
Telstra's customers are voracious downloaders, having downloaded more than 243 Petabytes in July this year. We reveal the top 10 most data-hungry suburbs in July per state.

Vodafone completes successful trial of regional 4G mobile services hub

NBN Co says rollout by 2020, but HFC, wireless take a toll

Vodafone Australia and TPG announce ‘merger of equals’

Huawei leapfrogs Apple to No 2 ranking in global smartphone sales: report
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei for the first time ever has surpassed Apple to secure the number 2 vendor ranking in worldwide smartphone sales, according to a newly published report.

Labor: ACMA report shows NBN 'a nightmare for small business'
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released a new report entitled "NBN consumer experience: Households and businesses – the end-to-end journey", and Labor sees bad news. 

China asks Australia to drop 'ideological bias'

Huawei ban undermines Australia's 5G future: Vodafone
Two big Australian telcos have expressed contrasting reactions to the Australian Government's ban on Huawei playing a role in the rollout of 5G networks Down Under.

Huawei, ZTE to be excluded from Australia’s 5G network
Chinese telecommunications equipment providers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation have both been blocked from participating in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia.

Optus to cut another 600 jobs over next two months
Following in the footsteps of its larger competitor Telstra, Singtel Optus will sack 600 workers over the next two months in what it says is a bid to reduce the number involved in back-office work.

Smaller NBN RSPs may be in trouble after October: claim

Australians show a preference for texting over phonecalls

NBN Co forced to back down on charging rural users more

NBN Co records $4.1b loss for full-year 2018

Australia's decryption delves into the 'Dangers of Backdoor'

Australia's decryption delves into the 'Dangers of Backdoor'

UK, Canada lobbying Australia not to exclude Huawei
The UK and Canada are understood to be lobbying Australia not to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei from playing a role in building 5G networks Down Under, CommsWire has learnt.

ACCC reports third of NBN users now on 'higher speed plans'

NZ telecoms sector under scrutiny by competition enforcement agency

Optus profits decline for quarter ended 30 June

ACCC opens inquiry into mobile voice, SMS MTAS delaration

ACMA releases spectrum auction info ahead of 5G introduction

Telcos face tough times adapting to market changes: report

Vodafone extends 'endless data' to SMEs
Small business customers can now take advantage of Vodafone plans that include unlimited — albeit throttled — data.

Telstra wins awards for fastest mobile, fixed network

Aussie Broadband beats the rest in ACCC's second speed report

Telstra sacks four top officials in management shake-up

Labor seeks ANAO audit of NBN Co corporate plan
The Australian Labor Party has written to the Australian National Audit Office seeking an independent assessment of key assumptions underlying the medium- and long-term financial projections of the NBN Co.

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