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Free public phone calls a lifeline for disadvantaged, say welfare groups

Free public phone calls a lifeline for disadvantaged, say welfare groups

Charities have praised Telstra’s decision to make calls from its over 15,000 Australian payphones free of charge.

  • by Carolyn Webb

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Mobile phones to be delivered to your door in new Uber, Optus deal

Mobile phones to be delivered to your door in new Uber, Optus deal

Uber will start delivering new mobile phone orders to people’s homes through a new deal with Optus.

  • by Zoe Samios
The Sydney suburb that’s been without proper internet since April

The Sydney suburb that’s been without proper internet since April

Claymore has been without reliable internet access since a telecommunications tower burnt down three months ago, straining the community’s effort to work from home, learn remotely and maintain social connections online during the city’s lockdown.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Telstra’s Pacific adventure: a radical pivot or a deal too good to refuse?

Telstra’s Pacific adventure: a radical pivot or a deal too good to refuse?

Telstra’s offer for a telecom operator in the South Pacific has caught the attention of political and national security figures, not just its investors.

  • by Zoe Samios, Supratim Adhikari and Anthony Galloway
Telstra chairman says Digicel deal must deliver for shareholders

Telstra chairman says Digicel deal must deliver for shareholders

The telco’s chairman John Mullen has said that any potential deal on Digicel Pacific must meet the expectations of both the federal government and Telstra’s shareholders.

  • by Zoe Samios
Why limits are crucial as telcos fight over 5G spectrum

Why limits are crucial as telcos fight over 5G spectrum

It is important to strike the right balance when allocating spectrum to mobile operators.

  • by Paul Fletcher
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Government and Telstra make $2 billion offer for Pacific telco assets

Government and Telstra make $2 billion offer for Pacific telco assets

The federal government and Telstra have made an offer to buy telecommunications assets in the Pacific owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien.

  • by Zoe Samios and Anthony Galloway
Telstra boss says company directors should be liable for ‘egregious’ cyber-security negligence

Telstra boss says company directors should be liable for ‘egregious’ cyber-security negligence

But Andy Penn, who also chairs the federal government’s ​​cyber-security industry advisory committee, says the degree of responsibility should depend on the significance of the company’s products or services.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Optus hits back at Telstra over spectrum bids

Optus hits back at Telstra over spectrum bids

Singtel Optus has said it will be unable to meet customer demands if it can’t acquire the amount of radio wave spectrum it needs later this year.

  • by Zoe Samios
Always-on employees at risk of poor mental health, stroke: research
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Always-on employees at risk of poor mental health, stroke: research

Do you answer emails outside work hours? Do you send them? New research shows how dangerous this can be.

  • by Amy Zadow
‘I’m worried’: Telstra boss warns spectrum limits will hurt regional areas

‘I’m worried’: Telstra boss warns spectrum limits will hurt regional areas

Telstra CEO Andy Penn says the government needs to reconsider imposing limits on how much “Low-band” 5G spectrum it can buy or risk poorer services in regional communities.

  • by Zoe Samios