Vodafone Hutchison Australia loss a result of “mobile termination rate cuts”

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Reports a net loss of $241.8M for the first half of FY17

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has reported a net loss of $241.8 million for the 1H FY17, with a total revenue of $3.35 billion. Read More

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Takes Apple Music Unlimited

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Speaking to journalists at an event in Sydney, Boost Mobile co-founder Peter Adderton revealed that the MVNO would now offer unmetered (or “data-free”) access to Apple Music for Australian customers. Data-free Apple Music is now available on all of Boost’s 28-day recharges, priced at $30 a month. Adderton also expressed an

Australia: Optus, Vodafone battle for bush coverage

Optus, Vodafone Optus and Vodafone want to catch up with Telstra’s superior mobile coverage in the bush — but there is a war of words on how best to do it. For its part, Optus is extending its own network. Vodafone wants the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, to force Telstra to

MNOs will lose 5G rewards to new entrants if they will not share networks

5G Even in rural Australia, sharing is resisted Analysis The advantages of network sharing seem glaringly obvious in a world where the mismatch between mobile data demand and mobile data ARPU is rushing MNOs’ profits. The need to reduce the cost of delivering those rising tides of data is urgent, but many operators are ready

Vodafone’s Berroeta wants ACCC action on mobile roaming


Vodafone Australia boss Inaki Berroeta has warned the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission not to kick the can down the road on regulated ­domestic mobile roaming, urging it instead to take decisive action and ensure stronger ­competition for regional users. Read More

Six business growth opportunities for Australian MVNOs

Australian MVNO International telecommunications research company OVUM reports on the global trends affecting Mobile Virtual Network Operators. Part one of their insight series looks at key new business areas worldwide. Anyone who works in the telecommunications industry in Australia knows of the intense competition among mobile service providers. With around 50 network and virtual network

Virgin Mobile seeking new CEO as Scribner moves to True Local

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile has started the search for a new CEO after the head of the telco announced he is moving to join Sensis’ True Local as CEO. Scribner was formerly the chief marketing officer of the Optus-owned Virgin business before being elevated to the CEO role in 2013. Sensis CEO John Allan announced

International MVNE to launch on ASX tomorrow

International MVNE Australia-based international MVNE United Networks will list on the Australian securities exchange (ASX) tomorrow after completing an A$7.1 million IPO. United’s main product is a white label global roaming service operating over cellular, Wi-Fi and GPS networks worldwide, targeted at corporate customers including insurers, airlines, banks and travel agents. The company also offers

Vodafone continues losing customers as Telstra, Optus, Amaysim gain: Kantar

Vodafone, Telstra, Optus, Amaysim The no-contract segment is continuing to grow in popularity, with Optus, Telstra, Amaysim and Aldi Mobile benefiting while Vodafone, Virgin, and TPG’s total mobile customer bases shrank. Market research company Kantar has published the latest statistics on mobile market share in Australia, revealing that Telstra, Optus, Amaysim, Aldi Mobile, and Boost

MVNOs Could be a Viable Alternative to Optus, Vodafone and Telstra

MVNO, OPTUS, VODAFONE, TELSTRA There are three main communication service providers covering more than 30 percent of Australia’s total area. Even though, of course, we all know there is an awful lot of empty spaces where nothing much lives at all, so the statistics are pretty much meaningless. Telstra, Vodafone and Optus the Main Providers

Australian MVNOs disputes Overcharging

source innovationaus Australian, MVNO Mobile Virtual Network Operators are the forgotten victims of rampant overcharging and anti-competitive behaviour at the heart of the telco battle about whether or not domestic mobile roaming should be declared. In a blog post, Telstra’s Group Executive of Corporate Affairs Tony Warren said “it is an issue that is generating a

Optus and Nokia sign MoU to collaborate on 5G

Optus, Nokia Australia’s Optus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia to collaborate on the network evolution to 5G. As the two companies collaborate on the development of 5G, a key project will be a 5G trial using Optus’ 3500MHz spectrum, a globally harmonised band by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for mobile

MNF Group Secures Mobile Virtual Mobile Network deal with Telstra Wholesale

MNF Group, Mobile Virtual Mobile Network, Telstra Wholesale Australian telecommunications provider MNF Group Limited (ASX:MNF) announced today it has secured a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Telstra Wholesale (ASX:TLS) (OTCMKTS:TLSYY). MNF Group can now expand its service suite to include 4G and 3G mobile services across its Domestic Retail and Domestic Wholesale Segments

Yonder & Beyond liquidates MeU Mobile in 4G push

Yonder & Beyond, MeU Mobile Technology asset accelerator, Yonder & Beyond Group (ASX:YNB), has liquidated its MeU Mobile business as part of a push to restructure its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) assets. Yonder & Beyond held a 45 per cent stake in the MeU Mobile MVNO business as of August last year. The liquidation

Vodafone Australia confirms mobile outage caused by router issue

Vodafone Australia A router issue resulted in Vodafone customers being unable to use data over 4G services, with resulting congestion over 2G and 3G voice and text messaging services then occurring. Vodafone Australia has confirmed that a 4G mobile outage affecting data, voice, and text messages occurred over the weekend, with most services restored as

Vodafone acquires ethnic MVNO Lebara Mobile Australia

Vodafone, MVNO, Lebara Mobile Australia Vodafone Australia has announced purchasing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Lebara’s Australian mobile business assets, (130,000 subscribers) with the telecommunications provider to take ownership of its customer base and branding within Australia. As Lebara has been a Vodafone-connected MVNO since 2009 — having been connected to the Vodafone 4G network

IIJ to offer the IIJmio service on au 4G connection

IIJ, IIJmio, au, 4g

Japanese internet access and network services provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has added the IIJmio Mobile Service Type A-a mobile data communication service that accesses au’s 4G LTE network to the IIJ’s mobile service line of mobile data communication services for individuals. The service will be available starting 1 October.

9 in 10 Aussie teens now have a mobile (and most are already on to their second or subsequent handset)

Handset ‘Just put that thing down for five minutes please’. ‘Look at me when I’m speaking to you’. ‘Not at the dinner table’. ‘Well where did all the last lot of credit go?’ ‘It’s me again, I need to know what time you’ll be home, call me back’—If you’ve said any of this recently, chances

Amaysim buys AusBBS to enter fixed broadband market

Amaysim, AusBBS Deal worth $5.45 million will be completed in late August. Mobile virtual network operator Amaysim has revealed plans to become a fixed-line broadband retail service provider through a $5.45 million takeover of retail service provider AusBBS. The agreement sees Amaysim pick up AusBBS proprietary IT systems, with the low-cost MVNO citing the “scalable

Five Australian MVNOs get 4G on Vodafone’s network

Five, Australian, MVNO, 4G, Vodafone Vodafone Australia has enabled access to its 4G network for five of its local MVNO partners. Vodafone announced that the five MVNOs will be granted access to the LTE service within the next two weeks. The five MVNOs are Lebara, Macquarie Telecom, Hello Mobile, GoTalk and Pivotel Prepaid Many MVNOs

FLEXIROAM Launch of ‘Flexiroam X’ for Data Roaming

FLEXIROAM X Perth, FLEXIROAM Limited (ASX:FRX) is pleased to announce that it’s subsidiary FLEXIROAM Sdn Bhd (“FLEXIROAM”) has launched its new flagship data roaming product, “X” today. The “X” App is a mobile application which works with “X”, a thin, microchip-embedded film to be applied on a user’s existing SIM. Once applied, “X” provides access

Nextgen reboots cloud distribution strategy

Nextgen Nextgen has rebooted its Oracle cloud distribution strategy with a new joint venture based on the same transaction and provisioning engine that powers iiNet’s billing. Sydney-based Nextgen, which recently dropped the word “distribution” from its brand, has forged the 50:50 deal with the local agent for the Infonova billing engine. PREMIUM CONTENT: Please Login,