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Sun, 14th Jul 2024

ACCC to test Optus-TPG agreement

A network and spectrum sharing agreement in regional Australia between Optus and TPG will now be tested by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband launches new self-service tool

Australian telco Aussie Broadband launched Buddy Telco (Buddy), a digital-first challenger that lets users manage their connections, upgrades, outages, and usage through an app, website, and live chat.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 12th Jul 2024

Australia to bring anti-scam law targeting internet giants this year

Australia plans to introduce a law by the end of the year forcing internet companies to proactively stop hosting scams or face hefty fines, the top consumer regulator said, potentially setting up another showdown with Big Tech.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 11th Jul 2024

Germany to phase out Huawei, ZTE components from its 5G core network

Germany has closed a deal with telecom providers to exclude Chinese companies such as Huawei or ZTE from the nation's 5G network products from 2029, its interior minister said.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 09th Jul 2024

Meta and Vodafone optimise video to boost network efficiency

Instagram-owner Meta has worked with Vodafone to free up capacity on 11 of its European mobile networks by optimising the delivery of short-form video without noticeably compromising the viewing experience.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra lifts prices amid cost-of-living crunch

More than a quarter of Australians have struggled to pay their phone bill in the past 12 months, survey data shows.

Source: SMH

Thu, 20th Jun 2024

Optus breach allegedly enabled by access control coding error

A coding error in an access control allegedly left an API open to abuse, facilitating the Optus data breach, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 18th Jun 2024

Meta must face Australian billionaire's US lawsuit

A US judge rejected Meta Platforms' bid to dismiss a lawsuit by billionaire Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest over scam Facebook advertisements that show him promoting fake cryptocurrency and other fraudulent investments.

Source: iTnews Australia

AI not eating jobs at Telstra, says tech boss

Telstra’s top tech executive Kim Krogh Andersen says there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about the telco’s use of AI, as the company joins a UN working group on the issue.

Source: SMH

Telstra to provide 12,000 free phones ahead of 3G shutdown

Telecommunications company Telstra announced it will provide 12,000 free mobile phones to its most disadvantaged, elderly or remote customers across Australia to help them transition to the 4G network.

Source: iTWire

Mon, 17th Jun 2024

Three of Vietnam's five undersea internet cables are down

Three out of Vietnam's five active international undersea internet cables are down, state media said, the second major round of outages in the country in just over a year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sun, 16th Jun 2024

Optus reins in speculation of data breach penalty size

Optus has sought to rein in speculation about the size of any penalty it might face from a Federal Court action relating to its 2022 data breach.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sat, 15th Jun 2024

Facebook, Instagram are using your data – and you can’t opt out

If you’re one of the millions of Australians using Facebook or Instagram, Meta is using your data to train its AI – and unlike people in the European Union, you can’t stop them.

Source: SMH

Thu, 13th Jun 2024

Telstra ditches carbon credits to push harder on direct emissions

The telco giant, one of Australia’s largest electricity users, has beefed up its 2030 emissions reduction targets and won’t use carbon offsets to get there.

Source: SMH

Thu, 06th Jun 2024

Services Australia to use Optus for contact centre management services

Services Australia is switching providers for contact centre management services from Telstra to Optus in a $578 million deal.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 04th Jun 2024

TfNSW to become largest user of NBN non-premises fibre

Transport for NSW has started a major modernisation of the telecommunications used to connect traffic lights and cameras, turning to NBN Co to upgrade connections to 2000 of some 14,000 assets.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 30th May 2024

Suspected foul play topples Optus telco tower

A 4G mobile Optus tower in Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales was toppled, in what authorities suspect was a "deliberate act of vandalism" two weeks ago.

Source: iTWire

Telco tower toppled in Mullumbimby

A telecommunications tower hosting Optus antennas was toppled about a fortnight ago, with police investigating what is suspected to be an act of vandalism.

Source: iTnews Australia