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Regional comms coalition to confront Canberra pollies head-on

Regional mobile coverage improving as blackspots steadily disappear
Mobile blackspots in rural and regional Australia are steadily being eliminated as Telstra, activates new mobile base stations in remote areas.

Telcos faces more broadband scrutiny from ACCC
ACCC chairman Rod Sims has served a warning to telecommunications companies that they face greater scrutiny, particularly in the area of advertised broadband speeds.

Telcos ahead of government but behind banks on service delivery
A new survey of consumers has rated telecoms companies fourth on a list of sectors that use technology effectively to deliver services.

Fifield slams Optus over muscular NBN switch tactics
Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has told Optus that its muscular approach to getting its cable customers to move over to NBN connections is unacceptable.

IA has Morrow, NBN Co in sights over ?derogatory? attack
Laurie Patton, the recently departed chief executive of Internet Australia, wants a public apology from NBN Co chief Bill Morrow over what he says was an ?unprovoked attack? on IA in Senate Estimates hearings.

Australia 51st globally for mobile and fixed internet speed
Australia now leads the Asia-Pacific region for average mobile internet speeds at 13.8Mbps. But it has a way to go with an average of 10.1Mbps for fixed broadband.

ACCC reports big jump in NBN complaints
There were 2775 complaints and inquiries about telecommunications services to the ACCC in the 2015-2016 financial year ? a rise of 9% over the previous year - with complaints about the NBN up 145%.

Optus, Cisco collaborate on digital transformation & ?workplace of future?
Optus has announced a collaboration with Cisco which it says is aimed at accelerating digital transformation for Australian businesses and government organisations.

Most NBN users happy with service: Morrow
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has hit back at reports of rising numbers of dissatisfied NBN end users, claiming that most end users of the national broadband Network are happy with the service and that complaints are actually dropping.

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