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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Telstra to cull 10,000 contractors

Telstra is set to cut back its contractor workforce by 10,000 - or a quarter - over the next two years.

Source: iTnews Australia

Qantas warns future 5G could interfere with its plane wi-fi

Qantas has warned it may have to switch off its satellite-powered wi-fi services below 10,000 feet if 5G is allowed to operate in the same spectrum.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 3 June 2019

Telstra offered 272,397 refunds for premium content charges

Telstra made refund offers to 272,397 customers as a result of the third-party content subscription billing scandal of 2018, though only a quarter actually claimed them.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG reiterates claim of needing Vodafone merger post-Huawei ban

It also argued that it has insufficient spectrum to roll out mobile networks the same way as Optus and Telstra.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra makes big cuts in payphone call rates

Telstra has announced that it would be sharply reducing the rates for calls placed from its 15,500 public payphones across the country.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to allow its payphones to receive calls

Telstra is set to allow publicly-accessible payphones to receive incoming calls under changes to the way the phones operate and are priced.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Group brings ex-Telstra CEO onto board

Telco conglomerate Vodafone Group has named former Telstra CEO David Thodey as a non-executive director.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 31 May 2019

Amaysim gets more out of Optus wholesale agreement

​ASX-listed telco provider Amaysim Australia has updated its wholesale agreement with Optus signed when the company launched in 2010.

Source: ARN

AGL confirms it considered Vocus acquisition

Energy company AGL has confirmed that it considered a foray into the telco sector through the acquisition of Vocus, but said it has withdrawn a non-binding, indicative offer for the company.

Source: Computerworld

Employees not the target of encryption laws: Home Affairs

Australian developers really do need to relax. Cops and spooks are being told very clearly that the Assistance and Access Act isn't for dragooning you into deceiving your bosses.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Indigo subsea cable linking Australia with South East Asia commissioned

The INDIGO subsea cable system linking Australia with the Southeast Asian region has been commissioned and is ready for use by consortium members, following completion of the Singapore to Perth to Sydney cables.

Source: iTWire

Optus and WA to deliver 4G coverage to 11 remote locations

The locations to receive 4G coverage are either Indigenous communities or tourist destinations.

Source: ZDNet Australia

INDIGO subsea cable system ready to be lit up

The INDIGO cable system, which stretches from Sydney to Singapore, via Perth, has been commissioned and is ready for use by the six consortium members that funded it.

Source: Computerworld

Optus cuts 200 roles, expands Agile program

An Optus spokesperson has confirmed that it expects to around 200 redundancies from changes to its consumer business.

Source: ARN

TPG channel boss departs

Kyle Bunting has vacated his role of head of channel, alliances and dealers at TPG Telecom.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

ACCC sues Sony for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

Global video game company Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe broke Australian consumer law by telling customers they could not get a refund for faulty PlayStation games, Australia's consumer watchdog said in a lawsuit.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA warns telcos over lack of info for disability consumers

Australia’s three largest telcos have been warned by the telecommunications regulator over breaches of safeguards for consumers with disabilities.

Source: iTWire

Telstra accelerates 6000 job cuts, junks $500m in legacy IT

Telstra’s massive purge of staff and legacy applications and infrastructure has accelerated sharply, saying it will have 6000 of 8000 slated job cuts “announced” by the end of the financial year, six months earlier than outlined in previous guidance.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australian 5G market to generate $45 billion in annual revenues: report

The enterprise 5G market in Australia is predicted to generate around $45 billion in revenue a year by the mid 20s, according to a newly released research report.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to axe 6,000 roles by the end of FY19

Telstra is expecting to cut up to 6,000 roles by the end of the 2019 financial year, putting it "on track" to reach the previously announced net cost out target of $2.5 billion by the end of 2022.

Source: ARN