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eSim collusion: AT&T, Verizon being investigated by US

AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA are being investigated by the US Department of Justice for collusion to make it more difficult for customers to switch wireless carriers, according to Reuters. The DOJ is looking into whether AT&T and Verizon worked with the GSMA, a regulatory body for the mobile ecosystem, to ...

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Telstra CEO Penn pushes NBN customer satisfaction

(Image: Telstra) Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said Australia’s incumbent telecommunications carrier is focused on ensuring the quality of its National Broadband Network (NBN) connections for customers, with the chief executive emphasising his “strong view that wholesale service standards are regulated” in terms of both speeds and pricing. “Our position ...

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NBN expands FttC to 1.5m premises

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield launch the FttC network (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has announced that it will be expanding its fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network footprint by another 440,000 premises. The additional premises have been taken from its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) and hybrid ...

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Sprint and T-Mobile restore merger talks

Video: Sprint’s new LTE small cell boasts more and faster data Sprint and T-Mobile are back to talks about a merger that would combine the nation’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The discussions are said to be preliminary. Could the Sprint-T-Mobile merger be ...

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Morrow rules out NBN using 5G to become a mobile player

(Image: Screenshot by Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Do not expect the company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia to behave like Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone in the near future. Speaking to Senate Estimates on Tuesday, NBN CEO Bill Morrow said the company has no plans, nor any strategic ...

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NBN launches FttC network

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has launched its new fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network, with the service bringing fibre closer to the home for 1 million premises by installing it in pits at the end of customers’ driveways. Switching the network on in Miranda, New South Wales, on ...

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