Telecommunication

Fifield needs to take the lead on USO

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There's no quick and easy fix to the Universal Service Obligation (USO) conundrum but the Coalition can't afford to let the issue drift.

PM dumps secure Sectera phone system

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The Turnbull government on recent overseas trips has dumped the secure Sectera system to speak to world leaders.

Telstra joins the quantum computing bandwagon

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Telstra has joined the Commonwealth Bank, the federal government and others in throwing its support behind the development of silicon quantum computing technology, announcing a $10 million investment and in-kind support over five years.

NBN Co cops a copper blowout

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The company building the National Broadband Network is facing a $640 million bill to repair and replace parts of the decrepit copper network it bought from Telstra.

Eventbrite expands Australia push

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Billion dollar ticketing and events platform will allow Australian festival-goers to pay for things using a tech-enabled wristband.

What will the NBN really cost?

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There are competing estimates of the cost of the NBN, but new data from broadband rollouts overseas can give us a clearer picture of the true cost in Australia.

Huawei on track for 5G launch in Australia ‘right after 2020’

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Chinese giant intends to be a major player in 5G in Australia around 2020.

Telstra jacks up roaming costs

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Telco hikes the cost for most mobile travellers by 50 per cent and more than triples excess charges.

NBN technology upgrade a painful path for many

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Nine months since its launch NBN Co’s Technology Change Program (TCP) initiative is starting to look a lot like half-hearted window dressing.

Turnbull's NBN more pain than gain

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The revelations about the shoddy state of Optus' HFC network should come as no surprise, the questionable quality of both the copper and the HFC infrastru cture was always destined to deliver cost blowouts and deployment delays.

Myriota commercialises UniSA M2M technology

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Adelaide-based company to use low earth orbit satellites to provide two-way data connectivity for remote sensors and devices.

Telstra boss rejects Foxtel sale talk

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Andy Penn says telco is not looking to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Pay TV heavyweight.

Inflight internet on Australian airlines in near future: Inmarsat

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Passengers can expect inflight internet in the near future as new satellite systems provide greatly improved data streaming at reduced costs.

Attorney-General abandons telco security bill push

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Plans to push through new telecoms security ­reforms by the end of this year abandoned.

Silent Circle plots BlackBerry’s demise

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Co-founder Mike Janke says Silent Circle could soon overtake BlackBerry.

Why Wickr is a fan of Turnbull

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Nico Sell, the co-founder of encrypted messaging app Wickr, thinks our Prime Minister has done a great job of demonstrating why data retention laws are useless.

The art of undermining the ACCC

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The Turnbull government's current stance towards the competition watchdog could potentially lead to a series of negative outcomes, as far as consumer outcomes are concerned.

LG, Google introduce a phone-free smartwatch

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LG’s Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will be the first Android Wear watch that can do without a phone or a Wi-Fi network.

M2 breaking down NBN access barrier

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Melbourne-based M2 Group is looking to open doors to the NBN for a raft of smaller internet providers.

Upgrades to help Optus play ball

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Optus will spend millions upgrading its networks so it can broadcast English Premier League matches.

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