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South Korean telco proclaims it will be world's first 5G network operator

SK Telecom opens a fifth-generation mobile network research facility in South Korea, where it claimed it would be the first operator of a 5G service.

By 30 October 2015


​Telcos and ISPs in the dark on 'confusing' data retention laws

As data retention laws come into force, new research shows that the majority of telcos and ISPs don't understand what is required of them, and only a fraction are "ready" to encrypt and store data.

By 13 October 2015


State control: Telco industry 'punch drunk' over increasing regulation

Data retention, website-blocking, new security laws -- as telcos and ISPs face increasing regulation at the hand of a national security-focused Government, one industry leader warns against the "state control of telecommunications".

By 28 July 2015


Telcos and ISPs make last ditch call for data retention costs

As data retention looks set to pass parliament within weeks, the telecommunications industry has united to make a "simple and reasonable" request for the Government to release costs for the regime.

By 17 March 2015


What's happening with Voice Over LTE in Australia

Voice Over LTE, or VoLTE, is starting to appear on Australian 4G networks. But what is it, how do you get it and what will it do for you?

By 25 November 2015


UK proposes laws to track website visits, allow police bugging

The Investigatory Powers Bill, known by critics as "the Snooper's Charter," could also require overseas companies to play a part in bulk collection of data and interception of messages.

By 5 November 2015


Optus edges out Foxtel, scores exclusive EPL rights

Optus will be the place for football from next year as the telco gets exclusive broadcast and digital rights to the English Premier League, advancing its bid to become a fully-fledged "multimedia company" and striking a blow at Foxtel.

By 2 November 2015


Optus offers unmetered mobile streaming for summer cricket

Cricket fans will be able to watch games on their mobiles without eating into data this summer, thanks to a deal between Optus and Cricket Australia.

By 23 October 2015


"It's like Uber but for taxis": Data retention, Telstra TV and the ihail app (Girt by CNET podcast 46)

Data retentions laws are now in effect, much to the confusion and bemusement of many. Telstra TV is ready to hit the shops, but a new taxi app was told to hit the streets by the ACCC -- and not in a good way.

By 16 October 2015


Coming to an area near you: NBN reveals three-year rollout plan

When will you get the NBN? The company rolling out the nation's broadband network has released a comprehensive list of the suburbs in its sights, detailing construction timelines and the technology it will use.

By 16 October 2015