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The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
This week, NBN Co commenced construction on its one millionth premises, the company said in a Senate Estimates hearing, where it also revealed that it has yet to gain access to any part of the hybrid fibre-coaxial networks that it expects will make up almost a third of its final footprint.
Optus customers using certain Android devices will soon be able to make payments with their mobile phone, thanks to a new NFC SIM Optus has announced in partnership with Visa and Heritage Bank.
Singapore telco reports a 19.3 percent growth in net profit to S$1.04 billion (US$805.85 million) on revenue totaling S$4.31 billion for the second quarter, but sees losses in digital life group on new investments.
Optus CEO Allen Lew has revealed that the company is working to partner with new content and service providers in the wake of Vodafone Australia's agreement with music-streaming service Spotify.
Over the last quarter, Optus has added 60,000 handset customers, which is a turnaround from the customer losses experienced by the telco last quarter.
SingTel-Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called for the break-up of Telstra, warning that the telco's incumbent market position and ownership of the copper network is so vital to the government's mixed-technology NBN rollout that it will trample competition in the Australian market.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, which will be the first two smartphones in the Australian market that will be compatible with the 700MHz and 1800MHz bands.
Vodafone Australia has highlighted that greater transparency and consistency is needed around Mobile Terminating Access Services (MTAS) pricing to show it is in the best interests of end-users, and not Telstra.
Optus has launched LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its 4G network, ahead of the expected release of four compatible devices in the next few months.
The Australian government will have to choose from approximately 6,000 locations to build around 250 mobile towers, with its AU$100 million investment in reducing mobile blackspots.
New complaints to the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have dropped by almost 20,000 in the last year.
Optus is expected to deliver better mobile network coverage to remote areas of the country with its newly launched Optus 10 satellite.
Australia's second-largest mobile provider has appointed parent company SingTel's head of group digital life Allen Lew as its new CEO after six months of searching.