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Telstra, Optus, TPG under investigation for misleading customers over NBN speeds

Telstra, Optus and TPG have all said that the National Broadband Network Co has not provided 'timely and accurate speed information' Three Australian operators — Telstra, Optus and TPG — are under investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over allegations of making...

Samsung carrier business settles in Australia with 5G mmWave solution in tow

The initial offerings will include the Samsung Compact Macro 5G mmWave radio solution Samsung Electronics Australia is opening its telecommunications networks operations, Samsung Networks Business, in Australia, with initial offerings including the company’s Compact Macro 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio solution, which is functional in both 26GHz...

NBN claims world record for long-range 5G mmWave transmission

NBN achieved a 5G mmWave transmission of close to 1Gbps at a distance of 7.3 km Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) is laying claim to the world record for long-range 5G transmission using millimeter wave spectrum during live testing at a proof-of-concept site near Mortlake, Victoria....

Optus expands 5G fixed wireless footprint

Optus is opening the service up to 138,000 homes in select locations In January, Optus, Australia’s second largest telecommunications company, began a campaign to gauge interest in a 5G fixed wireless service among its customers and ended up providing services to over 200 users. Now,...

5G in the land down under: Australia after Huawei ban

Huawei ban hinders Australia's 5G plan At the end of last year, Australia’s communications agency allocated 5G spectrum to four major telecoms, raising nearly AUD 853 million ($615.6 million) after selling 350 available spectrum lots. Dense Air Australia won 29 lots for AUD 18.49 million; Mobile...

Australia may prevent Huawei from taking part in 5G deployments: report

The Chinese vendor invited Australian security agencies to meet with the firm R&D specialists to better understand its technology Chinese vendor Huawei may be prevented from taking part in the deployment of Australia’s 5G networks due to national security concerns, according to published reports. The Australian...

Macquarie Telecom deploys SD-WAN in Australia

Macquarie Telecom partners with VeloCloud to provide SD-WAN solution for Australian businesses Macquarie Telecom, an Australian telecommunications company, recently deployed a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service, which provides innovative technologies for intelligent network services, control and visibility. SD-WAN is a developing architecture that centralizes control...

Vodafone India readies 4G launch; Telstra nears 1 Gbps

Telco confirms plans to launch ‘4G’ next month Indian mobile operator Vodafone counted 188.2 million subscribers at the end of the first half of its fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30. That number was an 8.2% increase compared with the same period last year....

Australian govt seeks $3.2 billion for spectrum licences renewal

Australia's major telecommunications groups are expected to cough about $3.2 billion as the federal government has decided to reissue spectrum licenses on 850MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100MHz bands.

Accenture and Telstra Launch Australian Product Innovation Lab to Accelerate Cloud Computing

Accenture | August 29, 2011 | Press Release 30 August 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Telstra today announced a new Product Innovation Lab in Melbourne to develop cloud computing solutions for customers in Australia and New Zealand. The Lab supports the Accenture and Telstra cloud...

Vodafone New Zealand Agrees to Take Capacity on Pacific Cable for 10 Years

Bloomberg | August 21, 2011 | Tracy Withers Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) agreed to a 10- year deal to take capacity on a new undersea fiber cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. Read the full article here via Bloomberg

Android winning mobile OS war in Australia

ZDNet | August 19, 2011 | Michael Lee Kantar, which examines smartphone OS market share every 12 weeks, saw iOS first overtaken by Android during its recording period in May, when the platform's local market share dropped to 31.5 per cent and Android's increased to...

National E-Conveyancing Development Ltd (NECDL) Signs Master Agreement with Accenture to Design and Build E-Conveyance Platform

Accenture | August 14, 2011 | Press Release MELBOURNE, Australia; Aug. 15, 2011 – National E-Conveyancing Development Ltd (NECDL), the company charged with developing a national electronic system for property exchange, has signed a master agreement with Accenture to design and build a national e-conveyancing...

Australia Selects Accenture to Build Personal E-Health System

Accenture | August 17, 2011 | Press Release SYDNEY, Australia; August 17, 2011 – Australia’s Department of Health and Ageing has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN)  to design and implement the country’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system. The initiative will span all Australia-based health...

SingTel Group reports resilient performance from Singapore and Australian operations

SingTel | August 11, 2011 | Press Release Revenue growth across Singapore and Australia in the quarter Stronger Australian Dollar offsets weakness in regional currencies  Net profit affected by finance and tax expenses Singapore, 11 August 2011 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) today announced that Group revenue rose 7...

Samsung moves ahead with tablet launch plans in India, Australia

Reuters | August 10, 2011 | Devidutta Tripathy Samsung Electronics, which has been locked in a patent infringement battle with Apple Inc, on Wednesday said a German court order to temporarily bar its flagship Galaxy tablet in the European Union would not affect its launch...

Telstra to launch Australia’s first commercial 4G/LTE device

Telstra | August 8, 2011 | Press Release Businesses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be the first to experience 4G/LTE mobile broadband after Telstra announced it would commence selling Australia’s first commercial LTE device later this month. Telstra switched on its first 4G base stations,...

Telstra online portal for smartphone fleet management

Telstra | August 2, 2011 | Press Release Organisations will be able to manage their smartphone fleet more easily, track multiple devices and update mobile security configurations through a new Telstra web service launched today. Tim Webber, Director of Business Mobility, Telstra said the Telstra Mobile...

ANZ Wealth eyes application-level security for cloud

iTnews | August 4, 2011 | James Hutchinson The chief information officer of ANZ's financial management subsidiary has called on colleagues and security managers to focus on securing applications, rather than data, in a cloud environment. Read the full article here via iTnews

NBN Co prepares for wireless tower backlash

iTnews | August 4, 2011 | James Hutchinson NBN Co has started an education campaign to curb potential opposition to new phone towers required in communities that will receive fixed wireless services. Read the full article here via iTnews

Apple lawsuit halts Samsung tablet sales in Australia

The ongoing patent lawsuit between Apple and Korean electronics giant Samsung has put a ban on sales and marketing of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, following a court ruling.

Westpac hires soft skills for shorter outsourcing deals

iTnews | July 29, 2011 | Liz Tay Westpac has established an in-house team of commerce, legal and finance experts to support its move toward shorter deals with a greater number of outsourcers. Read the full article here via iTnews

Telstra seeks timeout on data retention

iTnews | August 1, 2011 | John Hilvert Telstra has sought an 18-month exemption from proposed laws that would require telcos to preserve data on persons suspected of serious crimes. Read the full article here via iTnews

Apple Suit Puts Samsung Tablet Sales in Australia on Hold

Bloomberg | August 1, 2011 | Robert Schneider, Robert Fenner Apple Inc. won an agreement from Samsung Electronics Co. that the South Korean company won’t sell the newest version of its tablet computer in Australia until a patent lawsuit in the country is resolved. Read the...

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