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Joint Letter to Mike Pompeo Secretary of State, the United States of America From Scholars and Religious Personnel in Xinjiang  Chinadaily USA

Editor's Note: Nearly 100 Xinjiang scholars and representatives from religious groups in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region released a ...


Scam losses hit $2.8 million as police, tax board impersonated  The Sydney Morning Herald

Australians have lost millions of dollars to a phone scam demanding the payment of tax debts and threatening prison time, with authorities including the Tax ...


Telecommunications ombudsman warns of new scams  Warrnambool Standard

Victims are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers.


ISG Research Identifies Top Growth Industries for Sourcing  PRNewswire

STAMFORD, Conn., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology hardware and equipment, banking and insurance are the top three industries primed for ...


Bank accounts drained after mobile number thefts | My Business  My Business

Fraudsters have been using stolen mobile phone numbers to access — and drain — the bank accounts of unsuspecting victims, the Telecommunications ...


Xinjiang Islamic Institute enrolls 1,300 students annually  UrduPoint News

The local government of Chinas Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region protects the normal religious activities and fulfills the reasonable religious demands of ...


Telecommunications could be next for a royal commission as dodgy practices flourish  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's big telcos are misleading consumers and businesses at every turn and the ombudsman receives way more complaints than its peer for financial ...


Fraudsters draining bank accounts with stolen mobile numbers | Nest Egg  nestegg.com.au

Criminals have been convincing mobile phone providers to switch mobile numbers to new SIM cards in order to gain access to bank accounts, emails and other ...


Lincoln Lewis catfish dupes Optus into helping her harass her victim online  ABC News

Optus apologises after a stalker in Melbourne's northern suburbs repeatedly tricked the telecommunications giant into giving her the phone numbers and ...


Telstra, Optus and Vodafone respond to 1300 number issue  Computerworld Australia

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have responded to the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) comments about making mobile calls to ...


Labor calls on NBN Co to reduce number of missed appointments  iTWire

The Australian Labor Party has called on NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, to improve its processes and communication wi...


Don't have a 1300 number? Here's how to get one  BIT

We compare 1300 plans that may help you increase sales – by making it easier for customers to call your business.


This is how scammers are robbing you just with your mobile number  Yahoo7 News

Fraudsters are draining Aussies' bank accounts and accessing their email inboxes – just by stealing their mobile number. The Telecommunications Industry ...


Tangerine Telecom claims a first with discount NBN 'new development' fees  iTWire

Small South Melbourne-based NBN provider, Tangerine Telecom, is claiming it is the first telco to offer discounted new development fees for NBN connec...


NBN Co set to issue wholesale pricing review paper  iTWire

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, is set to issue a wholesale pricing review to a number of telecommunicatio...


Optus claims front running as authorised stockist for Samsung Galaxy A50  iTWire

Optus has been appointed as the only authorised Australian stockist, until the end of June, for the Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone. The telco anno...


Telecoms companies given licence to run pilot 5G programs  Cyprus Mail

TELECOM companies Cyta, MTN, and Primetel have been given licensing to run pilot 5G programs, the minister of transport, communications and works, Vasiliki ...


VIDEO: Telstra launches 3rd-gen Telstra TV with volume buttons, voice control and no lock-in broadband  iTWire

Next week, Telstra will launch its nicely improved new 3rd-gen Telstra TV streaming player and new Home Broadband plans with "no more lock-in contract...


TPG caught in the ACCC firing line for misleading customers  ARNnet

The ACCC is seeking compensation for TPG Internet customers that have been caught up in its misleading conduct in relation to unfair prepayment consumer ...


Vocus gets A$3.3b takeover offer from Swedish equity firm  iTWire

Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications has advised the ASX that it has received an indicative takeover offer from...


Boost's new 2019 plans a boost for pre-paid customers wanting great value  iTWire

The MVNO wars continue apace, with mobile virtual network operators offering excellent deals to capture the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers, wi...


ACMA hits 31 telcos for non-compliance with consumer rules on NBN  iTWire

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed 38 investigations and issued enforcement notices against 31 telcos for non comp...


Telstra makes big cuts in payphone call rates  iTWire

Telstra has announced that it would be sharply reducing the rates for calls placed from its 15500 public payphones across the country. In a statement...


Spirit Telecom wins new $1.1 million contract with Victorian Government  iTWire

Internet *service* provider Spirit Telecom has signed a second million-dollar deal with the Victorian Government to deliver super-fast Internet, using 5...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Why Relevance at Scale Should be the Number One Growth Priority  iTWire

SPONSORED Guest Opinion by Michelle Grujin, Harshu Deshpande* The Australian consumer goods and services industry continues to exper...


ACMA calls for feedback on emergency call services regime  iTWire

The telecommunications regulator, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, is reviewing Australia's emergency call services regime and is no...


AGL Energy pulls out of bid for Vocus Communications  iTWire

Australia's fourth largest telecommunications operator Vocus Communications has lost another suitor, with AGL Energy announcing on Monday that it had...


TPG, Vodafone will make concessions to ensure merger: Budde  iTWire

Both TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia will make sufficient concessions to the ACCC that would see TPG remaining in the market as a price-f...


Call for NBN Co board to quit over 'failure to deliver' on core mission  iTWire

Commpete, the former Competitive Carriers Coalition, has called for the resignation of the board of NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian nat...


Gone in 15 Minutes: Australia's Phone Number Theft Problem  BankInfoSecurity.com

In Australia, it can take as few as 15 minutes to steal someone's phone number, a type of attack known as SIM hijacking. Such attacks are rising, but mobile.


Telco sales practices called into question by ACCAN  iTWire

Telecommunications customer *service* representatives are being encouraged to concentrate on selling over *service*, with the result that consumers are co...


Australians hit by $1.4 billion in international roaming costs: report  iTWire

Australians have spent $1.4 billion in international roaming fees, prompting a call from one of the country's larger telcos for travellers to review t...


Energy firm AGL seeks to buy Vocus for $3b  iTWire

Vocus Communications has received another takeover offer, this time from AGL Energy, which has made a bid to buy all the shares in the company for $4....


Unlock the possibilities of enterprise cloud communications with UC Connect  iTWire

Many large organisations strive to create an open and collaborative culture, but too often their technology stack gets in the way. First, it is quite...


Optus claims record audiences for UK Premier League coverage  iTWire

Optus Sport claims its coverage of the UK Premier League and the UEFA Champions League has scored with viewers, with both seasons' gripping action fue...


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350  BBC News

The number of people known to have died in Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll ...


ACCC final word on TPG-Vodafone merger delayed again  iTWire

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has extended the date for giving its final verdict on the proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchiso...


UIDAI says asked nobody to add the helpline number to contacts  Livemint

UIDAI says the toll free number 1800-300-1947 in the contact list of Android phones is an 'outdated and invalid number'


Telstra workers set to strike over pay, conditions  iTWire

Telstra employees are set to strike work on Tuesday after the company failed to reach an accord on pay and conditions with the union which represents...


Greens say they are committed to '21st century NBN'  iTWire

With the Federal Election inching nearer, the Australian Greens have expressed their commitment to "a 21st century NBN". "The reality is that Australi...


5G uptake even faster than expected, says Ericsson  iTWire

An extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024 has been forecast by Ericsson in the wake of “rapid early mom...


TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation  iTWire

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has announced a reported net profit after tax of $46.9 million for the first half of its 2019 fiscal year, whi...


ISP chief demystifies the NBN – in plain English  iTWire

Along with miserable broadband, the NBN has brought into our lives a number of terms that sound like words from a foreign language that are designed t...


'I'm elderly but I'm not stupid': Mandurah woman warns of new phone scam  Mandurah Mail

An elderly Mandurah woman is urging others to be conscious of sneaky tricks after a scam scare earlier this week.


How Jordan Grives sold the company he founded when he was 18 for $30 million  SmartCompany.com.au

Brisbane entrepreneur Jordan Grives says it hasn't quite hit home that he has sold the business he created less than 10 years ago. Grives today revealed he has ...


Mate NBN Review | Internet Plans, Prices & Deals  Canstar Blue

Mate Communicate is an Australian telco which claims to be committed to providing top-quality customer *service*. In fact, Mate wants to be your 'best mate'.


VHA-TPG merger would provide competition boost: analyst  iTWire

The proposed merger between telecommunications companies TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia would add mobile capabilities and greater ...


TIO launches new brand, logo and website with 'easier access' for consumer complaints  iTWire

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has launched a new brand, logo and website with Ombudsman Judi Jones saying the new website makes it ...


Aussie telco Fonebox acquired for $30m - Telco  CRN Australia

Queensland-based Fonebox, an inbound telecommunications *service* provider, has sold to US technology company J2 Global for $30 million.


April fool: Exclusive: Scott Morrison to buy back Telstra, merge with NBN to deliver TBN  iTWire

Behold, Scott Morrison's plan to fix the NBN will be unveiled in tomorrow's budget papers, with the birth of the TBN, or Telstra Broadband Network. Ne...


Telstra 'chaos' with job allocation system meltdown, says union  iTWire

The CEPU Communications Union claims homes and businesses across Australia suffered from faults without technician support or repairs and missed insta...


Deloitte details Australia's tech, media and telco predictions for 2019, with 5G, AI and more  iTWire

The latest 2019 TMT Predictions from Deloitte show that Australia leads the global race to adopt 5G, with eSports striding ahead, AI for better custom...


NBN Co's CVC pricing may force Launtel to stop 250/100 Canberra plans  iTWire

Small Tasmanian-based Internet services provider Launtel is likely to stop offering its 250/100Mbps NBN *service* in Canberra due to the "extremely expe...


Optus to offer 5G to selected users, top speed 295Mbps  iTWire

Australia's second biggest telco Singtel Optus will give select customers in five suburbs the opportunity to sample its 5G Home Broadband product by t...


Optus launches NBN plans ahead of 'new customer initiatives'  iTWire

Optus has launched three new NBN plans promising more speed for selected home users, and with unlimited data for “data hungry” streamers. Optus' new o...


Labor pledges economic review of NBN if voted in  iTWire

The Australian Labor Party has said it would review the economics of the NBN, including the implications of the multi-technology mix, on the cash-flow...


Optus reveals first Ericsson 5G site locations  iTWire

Optus has revealed the list of the first 50 5G site locations to be built by Ericsson across Sydney and Melbourne as part of its multi-vendor 5G rollo...


amaysim suggests Stevie Wondering your Mum: I just called to say I love you  iTWire

Wondering what your Mum wants for Mother's Day? We've already seen a range of interesting gadgets and gift cards suggested as great gifts, but what ab...


Australian 5G will cost billions more due to Huawei ban: claim  iTWire

Australia's ban on the use of 5G equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will result in the cost of deploying w...


Aussie Broadband upgrades network  iTWire

NBN retail *service* provider Aussie Broadband has revealed significant network upgrades, giving it the capability to support five times as many users t...


Getting the Message  Slate

As the 2020 election approaches, TV viewers will soon face a relentless barrage of authoritative narrators reciting frightening statistics and beaming candidates ...


Some Optus services on the blink, US-based sites hit  iTWire

Australia's second biggest telco, Singtel Optus, has been hit by an outage that has been affecting some services for at least the last four hours. Upd...


Labor asks why 183000 cannot get even 25Mbps on FttN  iTWire

The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 183000 households who have fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN cannot get even the minimum speeds.


ACCC sets 9 May as decision day for TPG-Vodafone merger  iTWire

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will hand down its final decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom...


APIs for the Smart Telco  iTWire

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are driving efficiencies and building smarter cities. In the increasingly competitive telco space, API adoption is ...


Labor says fixing NBN will be a long process  iTWire

The Australian Labor Party will not make any quick changes to the rollout of the national broadband network if it comes to power in the Federal Electi...


Telstra heads four companies in buying 5G spectrum  iTWire

Telstra has picked up the largest number of lots in the 5G spectrum auction organised by the Australian Communication and Media Authority in the 3.6 G...


New comms minister Fletcher says completing NBN rollout a priority  iTWire

Newly appointed Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says one of his key priorities will be completing the rollout of the national broadband network....


Iridium Certus goes live as $3 billion satellite constellation completed  iTWire

Telecommunications provider Pivotel has congratulated Iridium Communications on the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus broadband *service*, enabled...


Vonex partners with Qantas on loyalty program for SMEs  iTWire

Australian-listed telecommunications provider Vonex is partnering with Qantas in a deal to allow small to medium business members of the airline's bus...


Australia slips in fixed broadband speeds while mobile prospers  iTWire

Australia has slipped five places from 55th in December to 60th in January with an average download speed of 33.28Mbps in the fixed broadband table co...


Telecoms in Australia  Lexology

A structured guide to telecoms laws and practice in Australia.


India’s electrifying election  Pursuit

A University of Melbourne expert says although India is now 99 per cent electrified, the country's power supply is a key issue in the upcoming general election.


Ten US states sue to stop T-Mobile-Sprint merger  iTWire

The backing of the US Federal Communications Commission's chair for a merger of wireless companies does not seem to be enough to push it over the line...


ACCC publishes guide for problem-plagued NBN fixed wireless broadband customers  iTWire

Australia's competition watchdog, the ACCC, has published a guide for NBN fixed wireless customers, advising them how to seek compensation when they e...


Telstra 'PhoneWords' founder buys Telstra's 85% stake, renames to 1300 Australia  iTWire

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords, Gavin Scholes, and investors led by Aura Funds Management, have acquired Telstra PhoneWords and promise to help wit.


Mobile networks losing out to MVNOs in mobile marketshare battle, research shows  iTWire

Australia's mobile virtual network operators are continuing to take market share from the major, traditional mobile network operators) in the pre-paid...


Sumo partners with Optus on launch of telco services  iTWire

Optus Wholesale has sealed a three-year agreement with Australian-based gas and electricity retailer Sumo, for a range of telco products which will al...


No fanfare as NBN Co reports 3Q revenue rise of 45%, mounting losses  iTWire

The NBN Co has quietly released its third-quarter results for the 2018-19 financial year, showing a growth of 45% in revenue to $2.0 billion year-on-y...


Only politicians get exemption from encryption law  iTWire

The Federal Government's encryption law spreads its net far and wide in society, but exempts one class of person — politicians — from its tentacles, a...


TasmaNet appoints Aris to top job  iTWire

Tasmanian communications company TasmaNet has appointed Elizabeth Aris as chief executive to replace Joel Harris. Aris, who joined TasmaNet in April,...


Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.


Telstra profits drop by 28% as NBN continues to bite  iTWire

Telstra has revealed a fall of 27.4% in its net profit after tax and a drop of 4.1% in its reported income for the first half of fiscal year 2019. Pro...


Optus, Singtel make 5G AR video call using OPPO test device  iTWire

Telcos Singtel and Optus along with equipment vendor Ericsson say they have successfully made an end-to-end video call with augmented reality between...


Gympie gets a new mobile tower as Optus continues black spot program  iTWire

Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the Queensland town of Gympie as it continues work on undertaking its mobile black spot program. Optus say...


Samsung to deliver Galaxy S10 5G, its first 5G device, from 28 May  iTWire

Samsung's S10 5G will be the first 5G smartphone to go on sale in Australia. Set to be available via Telstra and Samsung's own Experience Stores from...


Aussie Broadband releases support app on iOS, Android  iTWire

Small ISP Aussie Broadband has launched a support app for its customers and created a matching version on its online portal. The app is available for...


New Telstra payphones with advertising screens may face opposition from Adelaide council  ABC News

Telstra faces a potential clash with Adelaide City Council if it wants to display third-party advertising on new payphones that have already sparked controversy in ...


Aussie IT warranty company closes after 14 years  ARNnet

National Warranty Services forced to stop trading after 18 months of hardship.


Vodafone offers incentives for those who take up 100Mbps plans  iTWire

Vodafone Hutchison Australia is offering customers who sign for its 100Mpbs NBN plan a Vodafone TV and a Google Home Mini which costs $150. In a state...


Huawei banned from using US components without approval  iTWire

The US has placed Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and 68 of its affiliates on a list that means it will have to o...


Telstra profits down as NBN, increased mobile competition impacts business  iTWire

Telstra has taken a hit to its bottom line for the second year running, according to full-year 2018 results released today, revealing net profits fell...


NBN affects Optus too, as profits fall  iTWire

Australia's second largest telco Optus suffered a fall in net profit for its third quarter, with a fall of 32% year-on-year from $254 million to $172...


Optus call for regulatory reform to facilitate 5G deployment  iTWire

Optus has called for national reform to facilitate 5G deployment and urged industry and government collaboration to reassess what it calls “outdated”...


Senetas says encryption bill may force it to move offshore  iTWire

Australian encryption technology firm Senetas has raised the possibility that it may be forced to manufacture its products outside the country if the...


Telstra sacks another 752 workers under T2022 plan  iTWire

Telstra is sacking another 752 workers as part of its move to cut more than a quarter of the total workforce, a move announced in June last year. The...


NBN write-down no solution; what about upgrade, asks ISP  iTWire

The head of a small Internet *service* provider has questioned whether a write-down of the value of the national broadband network will end up being the...


Huawei 5G ban could lead to 30% higher costs in Australia  iTWire

The Australian Government's ban on using Chinese supplier Huawei Technologies in the rollout of 5G networks in the country will cost telecommunication...


Netflix claims 11m Australian users, as pay TV/subscription TV market growth soars  iTWire

Netflix says nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay TV or subscription TV, up 11.8% on a year ago, with the increase driven...