INTUG: Action on Roaming Goes Global

INTUG was recently invited to brief representatives of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on International Roaming developments, as input to discussions on addressing the concerns over Trans-Tasman roaming costs between Australia and New Zealand.

Australia’s NBN to Be Deployed in Regional Areas First

Australia’s National Broadband Network, which came under serious threat during the recent election period, will be deployed in regional centers outside the major cities first, in agreement with a compromise between the new minority government and two independent MPs.

Australian National Broadband Network Study Released

Earlier this month the Australian government released the National Broadband Network Implementation Study, prepared by McKinsey and KPMG.

Australian Incumbent Faces Forced Structural Separation

Stephen Conroy, the Australian Communications Minister, announced shock plans to break up dominant telecommunications player Telstra to boost competition as it presses ahead with a 37 billion US dollar national broadband network.

Obama Adviser Looks at Australian Broadband Plan

A senior adviser to President Obama is touting the idea of spending tens of billions of dollars in public funds to build a nationwide broadband network featuring speeds 100 times faster than today’s technology.

Progress on Roaming in Australian Parliament

To improve the bargaining positions of Australian telcos, the Australian House of Repesentatives Committee has recommended a policy of regulating the framework for the wholesale cost of roaming through bilateral and multilateral negotiations with other countries, making sure that countries with the greatest number of Australian visitors are given priority.

Better and Faster Broadband Vital to Boost Competitiveness, Australian Study

A survey backed by the Australian government has found that businesses are hoping advances in Australia’s broadband infrastructure will lead to an increase in financial activity.

Broadband Quality, Not Penetration, Leads to Different Rankings

Broadband speeds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and the U.K. are not up to date when it comes to speedy broadband services available to consumers. These countries are hardly keeping pace with the demands of web based applications and video services, whose bandwidth needs are expected to only rise, according […]

Asia-Pacific Leads in Broadband Connectivity, But Divide Prevails, ITU Report

Earlier this week, ITU’s 2008 Asia-Pacific Telecommunications/ICT Indicators report was launched at the ITU Telecom Asia Summit.

Report Highlights International Mobile Roaming Concerns

International mobile roaming charges are excessively high for Australians. This is one of the findings of a KPMG report, commissioned by the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, highlighted concerns about excessive international mobile roaming charges.