Advanced Television


5G download speed benchmark set

Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a new 5G download peak speed benchmark of 7.3Gbps achieved in Telstra’s live commercial network. The new global downlink speed benchmark for a single user was achieved at a Telstra live mobile site located at the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. According to Ericsson, this latest achievement further demonstrates […]

December 8, 2022

Telstra trials live broadcast contribution over 5G

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) has trialled 5G Standalone Network Slicing technology with Australian broadcaster Network Ten to test how this technology could support its live coverage of the Flemington Spring Racing carnival. Telstra’s 5G Network Slicing technology provides a video, audio and data connection that combines the low cost and availability of Telstra’s broad mobile […]

December 8, 2022

Australian telcos fined for misleading public

Three major Australian telcos have been fined by the Australian Federal Court over misrepresenting the download speeds their systems offer and obligations to test such speeds to users. On their websites and in emails to existing and potential clients the three – namly Telstra, Optus Internet and TPG Internet – have been found guilty of […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telstra adds 2nd antenna in Western Australia

As part of Telstra’s growing satellite telecommunications portfolio and services, it has expanded ground stations in Perth and Merredin, Western Australia with additional antennas to support the revolutionary I-6 F1 satellite from Inmarsat. This builds on a partnership between the two companies in Australia dating back more than thirty years. Launched from the JAXA Tanegashima […]

October 31, 2022

AFL scores A$4.5bn broadcast deal

The AFL (Australian Football League), the governing body of Australian rules football, has announced the biggest broadcast rights deal in Australian sporting history after extending its partnership with the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra for another seven seasons. The League’s current broadcast rights deal goes for another two years, through to the end of 2024, […]

September 6, 2022By Colin Mann

AsiaSat, ABU, Telstra deliver Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to APAC

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), in a collaboration with Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS), selected AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat’s prime occasional use (OU) platform, for live coverage of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in the Asia-Pacific. During the event coverage, ABU Sports team on the ground managed the production of live broadcast signals at the International Broadcast […]

August 25, 2022

Forecast: Australia telco, pay-TV worth $21.9bn in 2026

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Australia is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 1.6 per cent from $20.2 billion in 2021 to $21.9 billion (€21.2bn) in 2026, mainly supported by mobile data and fixed broadband service segments, according to forecasts from GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s […]

August 12, 2022

ACCC clears Telstra’s Fetch TV deal

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said will not oppose the proposed acquisition of 51.4 per cent of Media Innovations Holdings Pty Ltd (Fetch TV) by Telstra Corporation. Telstra and Fetch TV both supply content aggregation services through set-top-boxes. Telstra supplies Telstra TV with eligible Telstra retail broadband services and Fetch TV supplies […]

July 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Prysmian, Telstra to deliver fibre network in Australia

Prysmian Group, a global player in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has announced it will work with Telstra to build a new state-of-the-art intercapital fibre network in Australia. The national fibre network project is a multi-year project which will see Telstra build a new “state-of-the-art inter-city dual fibre path” that adds up to […]

May 11, 2022

Telstra, Silver Trak Digital launch Cinema Direct 5G content delivery

Telstra and media asset management specialists Silver Trak Digital have launched their new 5G Cinema Direct content delivery service – Australia’s fastest, most robust, and most secure delivery of digital content over 5G for cinemas, content distributors and movie studios. Cinema Direct requires no cabling, can be installed and working very quickly and is backed […]

May 10, 2022