Latest Telecoms News about Australia

Ericsson Wins Australian Core Network Replacement Contract

  Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has chosen Ericsson as a sole supplier to replace and upgrade the complete core network for their national network....

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Ericsson Wins Australian Optical Transport Contract

  Australia's Telstra has confirmed Ericsson as its continued supplier for optical transport equipment and services...

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Telstra to Close GSM Network by End of 2016

  Telstra has confirmed, via a blog post, that it plans to close down its GSM mobile network....

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Optus Launches LTE Using 700Mhz Spectrum

  Australia's Optus is turning on its first commercial 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth business districts. ...

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Telstra to Switch on LTE-A Services Shortly

  Australia's Telstra has announced that it will switch on LTE-A services using its 700Mhz spectrum in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith within the next few weeks....

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Fitch Affirms SingTel & Optus Debt Ratings with Stable Outlook

  Fitch Ratings has affirmed Singapore's SingTel Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency debt ratings, as well as its senior unsecured rating, at 'A+'....

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Australian Mobile Phone Market Hit Seasonal Low in Q1 2014

  A total of 2.05 million mobile phones were shipped in Q1 2014, recording -22% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and -17% year-on-year (YoY) decline as the market rationalised following a peak Christmas season last quarter....

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Instagram to Expand Mobile Advertising to More Countries

  Facebook's photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram is to expand its advertising services to reach users in Australia, Canada and the UK....

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Optus extends its 700 MHz and 2600 MHz 4G trials to Perth and Darwin

  Australia's Optus says that it has significantly ramped up planning for its national 4G rollout by extending its 4G trials in the 700MHz and 2600MHz spectrum bands to Perth and Darwin from next week....

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iiNet to build Australia's largest free Wi-Fi network in Canberra

  Australia's capital city, Canberra is to get the country's largest municipal free Wi-Fi network after the State government awarded a contract to the ISP, iiNet to build it....

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