Telecommunication

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.

Telstra pins growth on Asia JVs

Telco in talks with Asian firms to secure profit-sharing agreements in exchange for helping build 4G mobile networks.

The net neutrality fight heats up in the US

Major US web companies have urged regulators to restrict the ability of internet providers including mobile carriers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

Apple rejects China’s security fears over iPhone location function

by AFP
US tech giant denies Chinese claims the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user’s location.

The other NBN overhaul

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow is ripping down the walls as he strives to stop the cultural rot that has plagued the organisation so far.

NBN Co restructures operations team

A dozen roles tagged for redundancy as NBN Co trims middle management fat.

Agreement on Sprint, T-Mobile merger

by AFP
SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom reach basic agreement for a merger between their US affiliates.

Telstra keen to spark innovation: Thodey

by AAP
Chief executive says VC investment in Australia is like 'pulling teeth'.

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