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TCP Code revised to include new provisions

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 16:48

The revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code by the Communications Alliance has included new provisions such as regular customer usage notifications for voice, SMS and data services, stronger controls on telecommunications product advertising, a compliance monitoring body and a unit-pricing regime in advertisements.

More Australians switch on IPTV: Study

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 11:52

More than 300,000 Australian households have changed channels to subscription IPTV which could pose challenges for operators such as Foxtel, according to a new study by analyst firm, Telsyte.

Conroy spruiks Safer Internet Day

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 10:17

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), together with Senator Stephen Conroy, have launched Safer Internet Day, an initiative designed to encourage cyber safety.

Telstra reports issue with BigPond email accounts

By Hamish Barwick | 06 February, 2012 16:48

Telstra (ASX: TEL) has confirmed that a small number of BigPond email customers have not been receiving mail since the weekend beginning 4 February.

UC services market to grow 13.8 per cent year-on-year: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 06 February, 2012 12:17

Managed services and hosted offerings are forecasted to drive unified communications (UC) growth of 13.8 per cent year-on-year up to 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Telstra offering flood-affected customers in NSW $50 mobile credit

By Hamish Barwick | 03 February, 2012 13:58

Telstra is offering its flood-affected customers living in Moree Plains and Tamworth, New South Wales, who don’t have a fixed-line service, $50 of mobile credit as part of a flood assistance package.

Vocus forecasts brighter half year results

By Hamish Barwick | 03 February, 2012 09:57

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) forecasts that its revenue in the first half of FY2012 will be $21.9 million, up from $13.9 million in the previous period.

Children’s smartphone usage sparks cyber safety fears: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 02 February, 2012 14:11

The adoption of mobile phones by Australian children is growing rapidly, but education about the dangers of cyber space is lacking, according to a new Telstra survey.

Consumerisation of IT adoption increases: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 02 February, 2012 12:12

A new global survey has claimed that the consumerisation of IT is becoming more of a priority for Australian enterprises.

Optus wins TV Now case

By Hamish Barwick | 02 February, 2012 08:30

Optus can continue to show live sports via its mobile TV service, TV Now, following a favourable verdict in Sydney.

Optus needs a stronger NBN strategy: Analysts

By Hamish Barwick | 01 February, 2012 11:34

While Optus is fresh from celebrating 20 years in business, the next two decades will see changes in the telecommunications market that it will need to tackle in order to stay competitive, according to telco analysts.

Telstra, Tata join Global Meeting Alliance

By Hamish Barwick | 01 February, 2012 09:59

Telecommunication companies, Telstra and Tata Communications, have signed up to the Global Meeting Alliance, a network which will allow its customers to hold international video meetings, irrespective of participating service providers.

Vodafone teams up with McAfee to offer security app for Android

By Hamish Barwick | 31 January, 2012 15:23

Vodafone has teamed up with security vendor, McAfee, to offer a protection service for the telco’s Android phone customers.

In pictures: Optus milestones

By Hamish Barwick | 31 January, 2012 13:56

Telecommunications company, Optus, celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. We take a look back at some recent history.

NBN Co wholesale pricing too high: Telstra

By Hamish Barwick | 31 January, 2012 11:33

Telstra has criticised NBN Co for having too much flexibility over pricing of National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesale services in a submission to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) consultation paper.

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