Telecommunications

NewSat slumps after talks with financiers

Satellite firm points to media comment in response to ASX price query.

French group makes play for T-Mobile US

Iliad puts forward rival takeover offer to Sprint as M&A activity heats up.

Nokia swings to Q2 profit

by AAP
Network technology underpins telco's strong turnaround.

Telstra seen eyeing three Asian markets

Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand are the most attractive markets for Telstra to boost its offshore revenue, analysts say.

Apple profit tops forecasts

Growth in iPhone sales drives quarterly profit lift, iPad weakness sees revenue miss forecasts.

ZipTel wins battle of Trafalgar

Prepaid travel SIM card provider ZipTel has signed an exclusive supply agreement with global travel company Trafalgar Tours.

Verizon posts sharp lift in Q2 profit

Verizon Wireless acquisition, customer gains bring strong result.

Thodey's sitting pretty on Telstra's NBN war chest

David Thodey managed to lock in a huge NBN bounty with Labor, largely because Rudd wasn't across the numbers and Conroy was anxious to get a deal done. Telstra's CEO has big plans on how to spend that money.

iinet appoints Buckingham CEO

by AAP
Internet services provider replaces founder Michael Malone with acting chief.

Chinese says iPhone a security concern

State broadcaster comments mark latest backlash against US tech firms.

MyNetFone snaps up ispONE's iBoss platform for $1.4m

Listed telco provider to purchase business and IP of telco billing software platform.

Samsung in fresh profit warning

Smartphone giant tips another quarter of profit decline on weaker-than-expected sales.

The NBN is now an acquisition

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The NBN negotiations between the government and Telstra are effectively a battle over the price for the re-nationalisation of the telco's core assets. Telstra looks set to reap the rewards.

Japan’s NTT seeks Telstra deal

Leading Japanese telco sees prospects for joint venture with Australian giant: report.

Buyback for Telstra coming: analyst

Credit Suisse analyst expects $2bn buyback; Macquarie Telecom smashes Telstra's conduct in rural areas.

NBN Co's pragmatism puts Telstra in the box seat

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The deal struck between NBN Co and Telstra in NSW and Queensland will allow the formerly excluded telco to play a key role in the NBN, with the potential to generate extra value for users and taxpayers.

Brandis' futile plan to 'stop the bytes'

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Saddling telcos with the costs of cracking down on online piracy will not only fail to work but will see internet bills rise for Australians who are already being badly ripped off for consuming digital content.

Google making low-cost smartphone

by AFP
Google is working on a near $100 smartphone to be aimed at emerging markets.

Is Australia now the most boring place to do business?

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Employed in Australia? Feel your job isn't creative? Here's why.

Vodafone warns on Telstra power

Telco worried about influence of market leader, calls for new body to be set up.

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