Latest Telecoms News about Australia

Australian Networks Could Face Cap on Spectrum Holdings

  Two of Australia's mobile networks have called on the telecoms regulator to impose maximum spectrum holding caps ahead of a spectrum auction, in a move that would target their largest rival....

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Telstra Expanding its Wi-Fi Network

  Australia's Telstra says that it will more than double its Wi-Fi trial to switch on more than 1,500 new hotspots nationwide by June,...

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Internet provider finally refunds consumer

  Melbourne-based internet provider Planet ISP has refunded over AU$5000 to a customer whose mobile phone was stolen in South Africa in August 2012 but was subsequently used to make 92 unauthorised international calls....

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NBN and Ericsson complete 3.5 GHz LTE TDD trial in Australia

  NBN Co and Ericsson have successfully completed an LTE TDD trial in the 3.5 GHz band in Australia. Testing addressed both 3.5GHz radio coverage and fixed-wireless service performance....

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Australia Eases PrePay Registration Requirements

  Australia's telecoms regulators have added two more options to the list of ways a customer can verify their identity when buying a prepay phone account....

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Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieve 450 Mbps on commercial E2E LTE solution

  Ericsson says that it has completed the commercialization milestone for the end-to-end LTE-A Carrier Aggregation solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450Mbps....

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Ericsson to provide emergency services communications gateway

  Ericsson says that it has won a contract to upgrade the communications services offered to emergency service operators in Tasmania....

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Leading Australian Telcos' Credit Metrics to Remain Steady in 2015

  Fitch Ratings' Outlook for Australia's leading telecommunications operators is stable in 2015 as they will consolidate their already strong market positions....

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Australian Telcos Under Pressure as Companies Look to New Technologies to Lower Costs

  Australia's fixed Line market declined 2.3% in 2013 year-on-year, predominately owing to the decline in traditional voice (PSTN and ISDN) and legacy data services....

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Australian Telco Industry Steps Strategy to Combat Online Copyright Infringement

  Australia's telecommunications industry has sought formal regulatory approval to launch a "Follow-the-Money" strategy that will act to reduce the economic incentive to promote or facilitate online copyright infringement....

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