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Phishing
MailGuard warns of new scam targeting Telstra customers
Telstra customers in Australia are being warned of a new scam involving "Unsuccessful Payment" messages.
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Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile now makes up over 7% of Aussie prepaid market
Boost Mobile has doubled its market share over the past four years and now has more than 7% of Australia's prepaid market, equivalent to over 700,000 people.
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Broadband
Telstra enters into new RSP agreement with Opticomm
Telstra has entered into an RSP agreement with Opticomm (A Uniti Group Limited subsidiary) to provide network fibre services to customers.
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Telstra
Telstra, Google and Accenture launch 5G AR experience for AFL
Telstra, Google and Accenture are developing a new 5G powered augmented reality (AR) experience at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium for the footy season.
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Telstra
Telstra and Silver Trak Digital delivers 5G to the cinemas
Telstra and Silver Trak Digital say they've launched Australia's fastest and most secure delivery of content over 5G for cinemas.
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Telstra
Telstra expands business offerings in the Philippines
The expansion aims to offer more choice for customers and enhance connectivity into the Philippines, and within the country.
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Telstra
Telstra’s new subsea cable to connect APAC and the US
Telstra says the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the US will offer low latency and a massive 72Tbps of capacity.
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Telstra
Telstra expands regional team through Connected Communities
"Put simply, our Connected Communities program means more boots on the ground in regional Australia," says Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn.
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COVID-19
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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Telstra
Telstra to deliver faster internet for QLD schools
State school students across Queensland will now have faster internet speeds, following a new $187m deal between Telstra and the Queensland Government.
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Internet of Things
Telstra and Intellihub sign $100M IoT deal, Telstra reaches 5 million IoT devices
Telstra has announced a $100 million deal with ANZ smart utility infrastructure provider, Intellihub, that will see Telstra provide up to 4.1 million IoT SIMs over the next decade.
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Telstra
Telstra deploys industry-first Ericsson Private 5G for enterprise
The first-ever deployment of Ericsson Private 5G, an on-premise dedicated 5G network for enterprise utilising a single-server 5G dual-mode core, has been announced by Telstra and Ericsson.
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Microsoft
Telstra now provides direct connection to Microsoft Azure Peering Service and Teams
Telstra is selected as a carrier for the Microsoft Azure Peering Service, a service enhancing customer connectivity, and Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams.
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Network Speed
Telstra and TPG Telecom join forces in Australian first
“This is a win for Telstra customers who’ve seen an immediate improvement in Telstra 4G speeds in these locations and also shows telcos can work together to drive better network outcomes.”
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Telecommunications
Morrison & Co join takeover of Australia's Telstra mobile towers
Wellington-based investment manager Morrison & Co is part of a group buying 49 percent of Australian telecommunication giant Telstra's mobile towers business.
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Contact Centre
Why the Government should encourage contact centres to call Australia home
Locally based contact centres are good for the country and better for business, writes MaxContact director of operations for Australia Daniel Harding.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Telstra switches on low band 5G network for commercial use
“The addition of low band 5G to our network is going to offer greater depth to our 5G coverage and help us bring 5G to some hard to reach places."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Telstra & AWS develop 5G, edge compute for Australian businesses
Telstra hopes the end result will mean that 5G devices will be able to access cloud services that run from edge compute locations, all without leaving Telstra’s network.
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5G
New 5G download speed record set on a commercial network
The record, 5Gbps for a single smartphone, was announced today by Telstra in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm.
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5G
Telstra's 5G footprint now covers 50% of Australians, the company says
“Our customers have told us coverage is the most important thing when it comes to 5G so Telstra’s 5G roll out reaching more than half of the Australian population is a huge milestone.”
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Telstra
Australians sitting on $5.6 billion in unwanted tech - Telstra
Australians are sitting on an estimated $5.6 billion in unwanted and no longer used technology items, according to new research from Telstra.
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Motorola
Motorola and Telstra sign $567M deal to build Tasmania Government Radio Network
“TasGRN will be the largest single project Telstra has ever carried out in Tasmania and will transform the way government agencies communicate."
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Managed Services
Telstra Purple acquires services provider Epicon
Epicon was an Australian-owned company with more than 100 technical specialists and operations in ACT, VIC, NSW and QLD.
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5G
Telstra launches 5G mobile broadband device
Australia’s first mobile broadband device that is mmWave ready, to work with the next iteration of 5G due to rollout at scale in 2021.