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Telstra launches unlimited mobile data for $69pm
It's May Day and Telstra has celebrated the global labour day with its own labour of love, delivering unlimited data for $69 per month with a 40GB full-speed cap and 1.5Mbps speeds after that, plus more!

Morrow admits copper has hampered NBN

Telecom service providers eye IoT for revenue growth

Vocus drops plans to sell New Zealand business
The Vocus Group says it has dropped plans to sell its assets in New Zealand and has ended talks with all parties that had expressed an interest in buying its New Zealand business.

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ZTE ban may curb its use of Android and Android Go
The US export ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE may mean that the company, which uses Google's Android mobile operating system for its smartphones, may lose its licence to use the operating system.

Fifield claims TIO figures give skewed picture of telco issues

Optus mum on rumours of ditching Virgin Mobile
Australia's second biggest telco Optus is unwilling to comment on what it characterises as "rumour and speculation" that it will be moving all customers off its Virgin Mobile subsidiary and retiring the brand.

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NBN Co says one million have upgraded to faster NBN speeds in last four months

NBN Co says one million have upgraded to faster NBN speeds in last four months

Mobile-only households could reach 40% by 2020: survey
A survey of both fixed broadband and mobile users has indicated that a total of 40% could be using only mobile services by 2020 if the data limits and price points matched their needs.

Flow-on cost to consumers from new telecoms rules: CA

ACMA seeks public input to new rules for NBN consumer migration

Telcos taking too long to respond to consumer issues

Split up NBN Co before rollout ends: ACCC
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended that the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, be split into two entities before it is privatised after the rollout ends.

Comms market operating ?competitively? despite concentration: ACCC

NBN Co chief Morrow to quit by end of 2018
NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow is leaving the company by the end of the year, according to a statement from the company.

Australian Internet usage on a tear: ABS
The latest Internet stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have arrived, and on the major metrics on usage and download, the numbers are all up.

Four big ISPs achieving good NBN speeds, says ACCC

Australia-Singapore cable laying gets underway
Laying of the Australia-Singapore subsea cable has commenced, with two ships laying two distinct sections from near Christmas Island to Fremantle, and the other in shallow water between Singapore and Christmas Island.

Gold Coast gets Telstra ?world first? 5G Wi-Fi precinct
Telstra is claiming a world-first with the switching on of a precinct of 5G-enabled WiFi hotspots on Australia?s Gold Coast, allowing locals free broadband during evaluation of the technology.

ACCAN calls for telcos to ?step up? on consumer complaints

NBN Co opens lab to train workers for network field tasks
NBN Co will provide training and assessments for more than 2000 in-field workers on how to deploy, activate and maintain the network, using simulation as a teaching tool.

Best Buy to stop selling Huawei phones: report
Chinese telecommunications provider Huawei is facing another setback in the US, with the multinational electronics corporation Best Buy deciding to take its phones off their shelves in the next few weeks.

iiNet, Internode compensate customers for misleading NBN speed claims

Missing: 200,000 dwellings from NBN Co ready-to-connect category
About 200,000 homes and businesses which were classed as "ready to connect" in November 2017 by the NBN Co have gone missing from this category of dwellings according to the company's own figures.

Foxtel reported to be ditching HFC network
The Australian Labor Party has raised doubts about the reliability of the Telstra HFC cable network after it was reported that Foxtel would not be using HFC for transmission any more, but moving to satellite.

ACMA to introduce new rules for handling NBN complaints
New rules to handle complaints about the NBN will take effect from June this year, telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced.

Telstra's newest venture: an investment in safe drone software maker Cape
Seeking to "bring safe drone technology to enterprises and government in Australia", Cape has received investment from Telstra Ventures and other major investment players.

Huawei link as Trump scuttles Broadcom-Qualcomm deal

NBN Co to issue monthly progress reports
NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has announced it will publish a monthly progress report from now on to track any improvements in services which it delivers on its network. 

Qld plagued by Internet, phone problems: report

Optus, Cisco partner on Commonwealth Games
Optus Business and Cisco are joining forces to create a smart network which they say will allow global connections to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

Lack of guarantees with NBN services puts consumers at risk: ACCAN

Telstra's use of FttC for NBN connections approved
Telstra's variation to the NBN migration plan, using fibre-to-the-curb in addition to other technologies, has been granted approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Adelaide goes ten gigabit with first buildings connected

US claims Huawei would endanger ties with Australia

Telstra speeding up connections for NBN broadband users
Telstra is boosting Internet speeds for almost a million of its home and small business customers with a National Broadband Network speed upgrade to the standard plus NBN 50 speed tier.

Turnbull hooks up to NBN at 100Mbps
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has 100Mbps connections to the NBN at his home in Point Piper and at Kirribilli House.

49Mbps will be highest speed needed by 2026: govt study

Vocus chief Horth quits 'by mutual agreement'
Vocus chief executive Geoff Horth has left the company "by mutual agreement", according to an announcement made to the ASX on Monday.

Optus jumps on Samsung Galaxy S9 bandwagon soon after launch
Optus has announced pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy 9 and 9+ shortly after the South Korean conglomerate held a news conference in Barcelona to launch the two smartphones.

NBN Co's quest for more ARPU is ill-fated: network expert

Speed issues? It ain't us that's to blame, says NBN Co 

Vocus revises FY18 earnings down, drops dividend
The Vocus Group has reported $967 million in revenue for the first half of the 2018 financial year, up on the 2017 result, but the underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) of $68.6 million was considerably down.

House panel opens inquiry into NBN Co business case
The Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network has opened inquiries into the NBN Co's business case and the rollout of the network in rural and regional areas.