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Established in 1994, Communications Day is the authoritative source for commercial, regulatory, political and technology news and analysis for telecommunications in Australia and New Zealand. Delivered every working day to a reader base of C-level executives, regulators, government and opposition ministers and their staff, CommsDay provides essential business intelligence and a key competitive advantage for anyone working in the ANZ telecoms sector.


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in today’s issue of commsday

  • It may no longer be sustainable for telcos to fund the network and spectrum to support a value chain dominated by over-the-top players, warns Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta, who suggests one solution might be to have OTTs share spectrum costs. But speaking to CommsDay immediately after the latest spectrum auction, Berroeta also called for more consistency and principles-based determination in Australian spectrum regulation which, even amidst an ongoing reform process, he said was 5-6 years behind reality.

  • Telstra has shelled out $72.5 million for the majority of spectrum licenses at the multi-band residual spectrum auction just completed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, with a total price of some $92.6 million to be paid by all bidders. Second biggest buyer Vodafone put up $7.24 million, with Optus, TPG and NBN Co also all securing some of the lots.

  • NBN Co appears to have instant paydirt with its new 50Mbps pricing with its second largest RSP, TPG, dropping the 25Mbps option from its feature set of NBN offers.

  • Federal Labor has criticised the federal government for its apparent inaction on developing a roadmap for a re-boot of communications policy.

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Space & Satellite AU is the new weekly newsletter from the producers of CommsDay and the Australasia Satellite Forum. Australia and the surrounding Pacific region has long been an important market for global players such as Intelsat, Viasat and Eutelsat. Homegrown operations from NBN, Optus and Speedcast have also become increasingly key to the sector. Now we see the rise of a local nanosat industry and increasing interest in the creation of an Australian space sector and government agency. Space & Satellite AU is the publication of record for these developments.


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Sample Articles in Space & Satellite AU

  • Australia has signed a treaty with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reaffirming a commitment made with USA to collaborate on space exploration more than 50 years prior.

  • South Australia is courting space start-ups with hard currency.

  • Brisbane’s EM Solutions has hired a new board member: highly decorated and recently retired Major General Jeff Sengelman DSC, AM, CSC.

  • ridium will launch its next 20 satellites on a pair of previously flown Falcon 9 boosters beginning December 22, 2017.

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