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NBN Co. taps former Clearwire leader Bill Morrow as CEO during transitional time

NBN Co. has named Vodafone Australia's chief Bill Morrow as its CEO, signaling the start of a new era at the troubled Australian service provider.

TPG acquires AAPT for $419M, bulks up Australian fiber network

TPG Telecom, a Australia-based competitive telco, has reached a deal to acquire AAPT from Telecom New Zealand for US$419 million, reports ZDNet Australia.

NBN Co. outlines plans for FTTB pilot, invites alternative providers to take part

Australia's NBN Co. has invited the country's retail service providers to take part in a three-month fiber to the building pilot that it plans to start in January.

Telstra Global expands data center locations in Asia, Australia and North America

Telstra Global is ramping up its data center location reach by integrating and adding capacity to data centers across six locations in Asia, Australia and North America.

Sony, Tripleplay Services team on IPTV service to facilities in Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand-based hospitals, hotels, schools and stadiums will be the targets of a partnership formed between Sony Australia and Tripleplay Services that aims to deliver IPTV, video-on-demand and digital signage to non-residential facilities.

Telstra to lay off 1,100 employees, more cuts to come

Telstra, Australia's incumbent telco, announced that it is going to cut 1,100 employees--mainly wireline network technicians--from its operations division by next June.

Former Telstra boss in line to head NBN Co.

Although no one's confirming it, word out of Australia is that Telstra's former CEO Ziggy Switkowski could soon become the new boss of the country's ever-controversial National Broadband Network Company.

NBN would spur growth of HbbTV, save Seven West business, exec says

Australia needs to build its National Broadband Network (NBN) to pave the way for Hybrid Broadband Television (HbbTV) and, more importantly, sustain the Seven West's television business, Tim Worner, chief executive of that country's national broadband media business said.

Australians relatively happy with telecom service

Regardless of whether they are rural or urban, most Australians are satisfied with their telecommunications services, a customer satisfaction survey released by the Communications Alliance revealed.

Vodafone to ditch Australian 3 brand

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has revealed plans to shut down its 3-branded mobile network on August 30.   VHA is giving 3 customers three months to pick up a new Vo