Telecommunication

iiNet rejects Telstra's push for higher access charges

Listed ISP says fixed line access charges should fall by almost 17 per cent in the next three years.

Telstra inks $390m NBN deal

Telstra signs $390m contract to plan, design support services for the NBN, for up to 4 years.

Telco complaints put in context with new joint report

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman caps off a busy year with the release of new report designed to help consumers compare the performance of Australian telcos.

NBN Co eyes HFC launch in 2016

Latest NBN Co product roadmap points to a HFC customer pilot in Q4 2015 with an initial scale product launch slated for the first quarter of 2016.

Optus boosts Microsoft focus with latest buy

Optus Business buys Microsoft’s 2014 Australian partner of the year Ensyst for $13 million.

Amaysim forges 4G path with Optus

MVNO to offer 4G services on Optus' network from Easter next year.

Telstra's NBN advantage will be kept in check: Turnbull

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Communications minister keen to ensure Telstra doesn't derive undue market advantage, courtesy of the reworked NBN deal; also points to denser wireless networks as a key competitive threat to NBN Co.

Telco complaints fall to seven year low

Telcos have received their lowest number of complaints in seven years, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Vocus to buy Amcom Telecommunications

Amcom accepts deal that values the west coast telco at $635 million.

Telcos not sold on metadata regime

The data retention battle between Australia’s law enforcement agencies and the telcos is likely to go down to the wire, with both sides unwilling to concede an inch.

New technology to zero in on emergency calls

Latest collaboration between telcos and emergency services to see triple-zero callers have their location data automatically sent to authorities.

ASIO, police to be quizzed at data retention hearing

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Parliamentary inquiry focused on new data retention laws may seek to broaden the scope of hearing in the wake of Sydney hostage incident.

Government communications network could be sold

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ICON, the high-speed communications network linking federal government departments and agencies up for sale.

NBN 2.0 takes a big punt on HFC

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Buying the HFC networks from Telstra and Optus will deliver a broadband service to some customers a little sooner, and, possibly, more cheaply. But with limits on future service growth and many areas served by both telcos, why is NBN Co acquiring both?

ACCAN launches financial hardship portal

Consumer advocacy group launches new online portal to help those struggling to pay their phone bills.

Optus takes aim at financial compliance

New deal between Optus Business and Citycom Solutions to help financial organisations better deal with regulatory compliance.

NBN Co to own Telstra copper in new NBN deal

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NBN Co to take possession of Telstra and Optus fixed networks as landmark deals pave the way for a faster rollout of the NBN.

Nextgen's $100m fibre rollout kicks off

Australia's largest domestic subsea network is set to enter construction next week.

The year the NBN stood still

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NBN Co has got a few things right in 2014 but for the government and particularly Malcolm Turnbull, the year will be remembered as the one in which Australia was consigned to the broadband back blocks.

Coalition to price cap NBN services

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Coalition government ditches uniform national wholesale pricing.

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