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Telstra signs on for pan-Australia fiber network

Preliminary multibillion deal would nix copper lines and shift the carrier's telephone and broadband customers onto the fiber National Broadband Network.

By Jun. 21, 2010


Aussie stalemate leaves broadband plans in the air

Australia's dead-heat election over the weekend has left the early-stage roll-out of a nationwide fiber-optic network in a bind.

By Aug. 23, 2010


Huawei to Australia: Give us a break

The company gripes to the Australian parliamentary intelligence committee that it was banned from the national broadband network project without being told why.

By Sep. 14, 2012


Aussie govt. goes public-private on fiber to home

The National Broadband Network tender process gets terminated in favor or the government establishing a public-private fiber-based partnership, to reach 90 percent of citizens.

By Apr. 7, 2009


Wi-Fi, meet the TV antenna

Australia's CSIRO to unveil breakthrough tech allowing multiple users to upload content at the same time while maintaining a 12Mbps data transfer rate, all over old analog TV aerial.

By Nov. 3, 2010


Huawei offers Australia 'unrestricted' access to hardware, source code

The Chinese giant is opening up its hardware and software in a transparency push in Australia, after it was previously barred from competing for government contracts in the country.

By Oct. 24, 2012


Huawei to invest $2B in U.K. amid ongoing 'spying' claims

While the U.S. Congress warms up a probe of its ties to the Chinese government, Huawei agrees to lavish the U.K. with cash, to general acclamation.

By Sep. 11, 2012


Huawei: 'We're not Chinese spies'

The Chinese telecommunications company has issued a report pledging to never cooperate with spying or espionage and refuting claims that it may have links to the Chinese government.

By Sep. 5, 2012


Huawei calls espionage claims 'ludicrous'

Networking vendor denies that it has links to the China's government that could cause security problems for Australia's future National Broadband Network.

By Dec. 18, 2008


Telstra CEO departing amid government animosity

Sol Trujillo, an American and the former CEO of US West, will leave Australia's largest telecommunications company after four years on the job.

By Feb. 26, 2009