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TPG should outbid NBN Co to buy the Optus HFC network

The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.

November 6, 2014 by

China lowers AU telecoms prices: Downer

Former foreign affairs minister and Huawei non-executive director Alexander Downer has warned the government not to turn its back on China and its technology companies, stating that China is keeping telecoms technology prices lower.

April 16, 2012

BBC plans ISP net neutrality warning system for iPlayer

The BBC is working on software to alert users if their ISP degrades the quality of iPlayer, the corporation's future media and technology chief, Erik Huggers, said on Wednesday.Speaking at the FT World Telecoms Conference, Huggers said the software would use a traffic-light-style red, amber and green system to tell users if their service providers are "behaving appropriately", according to a report in the Financial Times.

November 19, 2010 by

Georgia Tech scientists connect more quantum networking dots

There is a fair (read: large) amount of engineering work still to be done before this comes to a RealWorldTM near you, but scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have taken three big strides towards working quantum networks with discoveries that will enable quantum bits to be transmitted and detected over normal telecoms networks.The problem is that the ideal wavelength for quantum storage is much shorter than that for efficient information transmission.

September 27, 2010 by

2008: The year of making good

It has been a busy year in telecoms, whether because of the increasingly bitter relationship between Telstra and the government; the awarding of the contentious but (finally) progressive broadband contract to OPEL; the pivotal election that led to a change of government; or the move of 3G mobile technology into the mainstream at last.

December 19, 2007 by

Budget: Few crumbs for ICT industry

commentary As a media representative, my inbox is regularly graced with announcements from Senator Helen Coonan, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.As she is the point man, er woman, on all telecoms-related government matters, these releases are a good indicator of the government's priorities.

May 9, 2007 by

StarHub

Technology helps to sharpen StarHub's competitive edge in a cut-throat telecoms market.For Singapore's second largest telco, which offers a slew of mobile, cable TV and broadband services, IT initiatives are aimed at improving the customer experience, maximizing revenue, and generating better cash flow.Its most notable accomplishments include developing programmes to gain enhanced business intelligence and market segmentation capabilities, and building a payment collections management system.Its business intelligence capabilities, for instance, involves consolidating information from different sources within StarHub, such as customer care, billing and usage platforms. This makes it easier for the company to develop strategies for new converged products and services. Through better customer insights, StarHub is able to identify up-selling and cross-selling opportunities to potential customers, and maximize the revenue through better target marketing.

July 5, 2006 by

BT snaps up Dabs.com

The telecoms giant has added the UK's leading IT Web-based retailer to its portfolio, which could help it develop as a supplier of technology products and services

April 28, 2006 by

16.1 mln 3G subscribers worldwide by year-end 2004

The subscriber numbers for UMTS (3G) technology are growing in leaps and bounds worldwide. With growth rates of more than 1,200% year-to-year at the end of 2003 and around 500% year-to-year in 2004 some telecoms associations are already waxing ecstatic about 3G's "rapid breakthrough" and sweeping success.

March 5, 2005 by

16.1 mln 3G subscribers worldwide by year-end 2004

The subscriber numbers for UMTS (3G) technology are growing in leaps and bounds worldwide. With growth rates of more than 1,200% year-to-year at the end of 2003 and around 500% year-to-year in 2004 some telecoms associations are already waxing ecstatic about 3G's "rapid breakthrough" and sweeping success.

March 5, 2005 by

Super 3G is a super distraction

The telecoms industry should concentrate on getting existing 3G services up to scratch rather than expounding the possibilities of even faster technology

January 5, 2005

Ericsson's 3G profits will wait until 2004

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson's third-generation network business will not be profitable until 2004 at the earliest because of operators' delays in rolling out the technology, analysts said on Wednesday. Also Ericsson's sales next year of equipment for 3G--an always-on, high-speed technology that enables mobile phones to send and receive multimedia messages--will be much lower than previously expected, they said.

September 11, 2002

Telecoms not embracing nanotechnology

Micro and nanotechnology start-ups are still looking for a way to wriggle into the telecom industry. Struggling telecoms are simply maintaining what they have instead of investing in new technology.

May 28, 2002 by

Telecoms not embracing nanotechnology

Micro and nanotechnology start-ups are still looking for a way to wriggle into the telecom industry. Struggling telecoms are simply maintaining what they have instead of investing in new technology.

May 27, 2002 by

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