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Optus boss takes aim at Netflix's 'free go' on data usage

Optus boss takes aim at Netflix's 'free go' on data usage

Optus boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin says video-streaming services like Netflix need to do more to take the pressure off broadband networks.

  • by Supratim Adhikari

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Gaming bonanza on Telstra, Optus radar as gamers light up the net

Gaming bonanza on Telstra, Optus radar as gamers light up the net

Netflix might get all the attention but its the $4 billion video games industry that's keeping Australia's two major local telcos on their toes.

  • by Zoe Samios
FYI: grammar is out, initialisms are in. OMG!

FYI: grammar is out, initialisms are in. OMG!

Social media has birthed a slew of space-saving slang that is akin to a lexical garbage compactor, crushing whole phrases into acronyms.

  • by Tim Elliott
'The worst we've seen': Telstra faces $50m penalty over 'exploitative' contracts

'The worst we've seen': Telstra faces $50m penalty over 'exploitative' contracts

Telstra has admitted it took advantage of vulnerable Indigenous customers and sold plans they could not afford, did not understand and did not need.

  • by Zoe Samios and Emma Koehn
Some great deals on offer as big telcos go downmarket
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Some great deals on offer as big telcos go downmarket

All three of our telco titans now have subsidiaries that offer phone plans for the budget-conscious.

  • by Joel Gibson
'No limits': Telcos and universities want clarity on critical infrastructure laws

'No limits': Telcos and universities want clarity on critical infrastructure laws

The Morrison government is seeking new powers to intervene in the operations of companies and institutions in the event of a major cyber attack

  • by Lisa Visentin
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'Let's see how they go:' Optus unfazed by Stan Sport launch

'Let's see how they go:' Optus unfazed by Stan Sport launch

Optus chief has dismissed concerns about excessive competition in the streaming video market and signalled a new focus on fitness content.

  • by Zoe Samios
'Imitation is the finest form of flattery': Optus takes swipe at Telstra over $4bn towers sale

'Imitation is the finest form of flattery': Optus takes swipe at Telstra over $4bn towers sale

Singtel Optus says its plans to sell its mobile towers remains on track, despite its rival Telstra's plans to put a portion of its valuable mobile infrastructure up for sale next year. 

  • by Supratim Adhikari and Zoe Samios
Telstra shareholders can now smell money
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Opinion

Telstra shareholders can now smell money

If ever there was a company whose sum of the parts exceeded the whole - Telstra would be it. But unlocking value won't be easy.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Telstra plans to split into three units under radical restructure

Telstra plans to split into three units under radical restructure

Telstra has revealed plans to split into three separate business units in a radical restructure that paves the way for a spin off its infrastructure assets.

  • by Supratim Adhikari
Optus targets budget-conscious customers with $250m Amaysim buy

Optus targets budget-conscious customers with $250m Amaysim buy

Telco heavyweight is picking up ASX-listed virtual mobile operator Amaysim for $250 million and launching a digital-only brand dubbed Gomo.

  • by Supratim Adhikari