Telstra is positioning itself to acquire a privatised NBN. That might be good for shareholders, but not for competition and consumers.
South Africa has come short of its digital ambitions, but it can catch up by ensuring access to high speed broadband, and support for domestic digital firms and entrepreneurs.
False news about 5G spread at breakneck speed on social networks, reinforcing the fears of people who already had suspicions about its effects on health.
The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
South Africa’s law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
It’s not clear what we gain by blocking Huawei’s involvement in Australia’s 5G network.
Morse code works whether flashing a spotlight or blinking your eyes – or even tapping on a smartphone touchscreen.
Vladimir Putin’s complaints about Western power over telecommunications echo – if not co-opt – concerns raised by less powerful nations for decades.
It’s 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
5G is similar to existing mobile networks, but with key differences in hardware and software. And we still need to work out who will build this infrastructure in Australia.
Many computers built at Bletchley Park were dismantled and progress stalled – it would be a tragedy if the same thing happened with 5G.
A government proposal for weather radars to share frequencies with telecommunications providers has prompted fears for the accuracy of the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather radar.
Australia’s willingness to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G mobile infrastructure should be based on a rational analysis of risks. We take a look at current and past court cases brought against them.
South Africa has some of the highest mobile voice and data costs in the world. A project to deliver affordable services and keep money in communities with high unemployment rates could be the answer.
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
Telecom operators increasingly struggle to find “parking spots” for their satellites in outer space.
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
When planning major infrastructure investments, it’s important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.