Telecommunication

Brandis won't back down on internet piracy

The Coalition government’s pursuit of online pirates could see a sequel of iiNet's court battle with Hollywood studios.

Kogan takes on discount smartphone market with 4G handset

Online retailer partners with Benq on $229 Android smartphone.

Asbestos subbies kicked off NBN

Telstra has revoked accreditation of “a number” of subcontractors and individual workers for failing to meet safety standards.

ACCC urged to take Telstra's NBN payments off table

Government urges regulator not to take Telstra’s $11bn deal into account as it begins consultation on how much the telco can charge rivals for fixed-line copper access.

OwnFone launches first 3D-printed braille phone in Australia

British company partners with Vodafone to release affordable mobile handset for the vision-impaired.

Turning NBN Co into another Telstra

The Vertigan NBN panel's first report was expected to shake the foundations of NBN Co but it's steady as she goes for the moment. However, there's plenty here to suggest what might be in store for the NBN.

The great Aussie mobile race

As Telstra, Optus and Vodafone look to hook their customers on the speedy 4G drug, where do mobile virtual network operators fit into the equation?

ACCC starts consultation on pricing of fixed-line telecommunications services

Regulator seeks views on several complex pricing issues that need to be considered in its final access determination inquiry.

Telstra sends 671 jobs to Asia

Internal, contractor roles will be shifted amid heightened focus on the Asian region.

Vodafone keeps losing mobile customers

Customer base shrinks by 137,000 in first half but telco narrows net losses by 27 per cent in a saturated market.

ZipTel wins battle of Trafalgar

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

NBN Co boosts broadband in the bush with latest satellite scheme

NBN Co hammers out agreement with satellite wholesaler IP Star to connect more customers in regional and rural Australia to a subsidised broadband service.

Vertigan NBN review panel to miss deadline: report

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The independent NBN review panel led by former Victorian Treasury official Michael Vertigan is running late with the delivery of its two pending reports.

Alcatel weighs up NBN risk-reward equation

Technology vendor working with NBN Co to see how it can take on more joint accountability and risk associated with the project

Optus, Telstra activate 700MHz 4G trials

The 4G race kicks up a notch with both telcos set to switch on commercial trials of 4G services on the 700 MHz spectrum.

Huawei's H1 revenue up 19% year-on-year at $US22bn

World's No. 2 telecom equipment maker confident it will achieve sustainable growth in 2014.

Chorus makes deal to get paid early for UFB network work

Kiwi network operator secures early payment plan to build the government-sponsored ultra-fast broadband network.

Telstra trumps NBN Co on $200m CPI fight

NSW Supreme Court rules in favour of Telstra but NBN co likely to appeal the decision.

Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool

NBN Co may have been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed in the nation's history, but is it the biggest anti-competitive arrangement ever?

Vertigan Review recommends tighter control on ACCC

Government appointed NBN review panel urges stricter controls on the competition watchdog, while leaving most of the regulations underpinning the NBN intact.

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