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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

  • EXCLUSIVE: Telstra has opened a request for tender process for the initial phases of its 5G radio access network, CommsDay has confirmed with multiple industry sources, and is in talks with potential suppliers including Huawei and ZTE alongside Nokia and established partner Ericsson.

  • New data has revealed some of the most expensive individual FTTP connections that NBN has been obliged to make through its history, when unable to use other access tech either due to previous policy direction or because alternatives were simply not available ranging up to a staggering $91,196 for a property in Tasmania's Ravenswood.

  • Reports over the weekend say that only two to three million units of the new iPhone X will be available for shipment early next month at launch, likely to lead to shortages of the device in the run up to the busy Christmas period. Apple often sells as many as ten million units of new launches in its first week of sales.

  • ANZ telco, cloud and IT provider Over The Wire has entered an agreement to acquire rival VPN Solutions in deal valued at $15.6 million in a bid to expand its business into New South Wales and South Australia.

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Energy Day

Energy Day is the new subscription newsletter focused on wholesale and retail energy markets across Australia. Our mission is to provide in-depth analysis and insight into all the major issues occupying industry leaders in electricity, gas and renewables as well as market analysts, regulators, politicians and more. We launch 4Q 2017.

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CommsDay events are where Australia’s telecoms leaders meet. From our flagship CommsDay Summit in Sydney and Congress in Melbourne, to our specialised industry conferences focusing on wireless, datacentres, wholesale and more, each of our events provides access to exceptional speakers and delegates, unparalleled networking, and unrivalled brand exposure for our sponsors.


IOT Australia Summit

2018 is emerging as the year the Internet of Things becomes a real thing as telcos such as Thinxtra, NNN Co, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone bring dedicated networks to market. This one day primer event examines how to create cross-sectoral IoT partnerships, network solutions, telco strategies and specific verticals such as automotive, smart cities and health. Held with Communications Alliance and IOTAA.

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Global Broadband Futures

This one day event provides international case studies from technology suppliers and national broadband operators on how they are deploying and upgrading their networks to deal with broadband demand in the present and future. Access technologies such as FTTC, FTTN, FTTP, HFC, LTE and satellite will be discussed by international and Australian experts in a collegiate workshop environment. More details soon.

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Sample Articles in Energy Day

  • South Australia’s Essential Services Commission has found that there is a need for it to continue to impose transitional technical conditions within licences for new electricity generators which are to be connected to the South Australian power system regardless of generation type.

  • Endeavour Energy launched a SolarSaver program to trial the use of home batteries matched with solar systems to reduce peak demand and help customers cut their power bill. The trial will use the electricity stored in home batteries to meet the energy needs of customers at times of peak demand to deliver a win-win for both customers and Endeavour Energy by keeping costs down in the future.

  • The Australian Energy Regulator is asking for submissions on draft decisions it made on access arrangements made by Multinet, APA Victorian Transmission System and the the Roma to Brisbane Pipeline.

  • Internet of Things specialist network operator Thinxtra is to receive a $10 million investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to scale up its Sigfox low power wide area network to monitor assets and reduce energy use.

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