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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Vodafone bogged down by mobile termination fee cuts

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has rounded out a trifecta of mobile telcos blaming fresh revenue slumps on regulated cuts to mobile and SMS termination rates.

Source: iTnews Australia

Customers up, losses down for Vodafone

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has reported a loss of $241.8 million for the 12-months ending 31 December — a 40 per cent improvement on last year’s results for the joint venture between Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications Australia, when it reported a loss of $430 million.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Vodafone extending 4G mobile coverage across Tasmania

Vodafone will switch on six new towers across Launceston by the end of the year for a total of 428 square kilometres of extra mobile coverage in Tasmania.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus switches on gigabit-speed 4.5G network in Sydney

Optus will roll out its 4.5G network across Australia during 2017, with Macquarie Park in Sydney the first location to gain access to the 1.03Gbps-capable network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus records stellar financials following 2016 acquisitions

After completing multiple acquisitions of M2 Group, Amcom and Nextgen Networks, telecommunications conglomerate, Vocus Group (ASX:VOC), has recorded "thriving half yearly figures", with a revenue up 403 per cent and more than doubling its profit of $47 million.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Telstra enterprise outage caused by faulty hardware

Services for enterprise customers in NSW have been restored by Telstra, with the outage attributed to a faulty piece of hardware.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Kacific to provide 100Mbps satellite broadband to remote APAC

Beating NBN's 25Mbps service, the Kacific-1 satellite will provide satellite broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps upon launch in 2019 to more than 20 countries in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Hills hurt by 'delivery issues' on Ericsson NBN deal

Hills is working with Ericsson to remediate “delivery related issues” that are raising its costs to connect fixed wireless and Sky Muster users to the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia