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Australia set to earn AU3 billion from licence renewals

The Australian government is set to raise AU$3 billion from the reissue of mobile licences to existing operators, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Hutchison Australia and vividwireless.

Telstra reports healthy H2 mobile growth

Australian number-one operator reported significant mobile revenue and subscriber growth during the second half of 2011, according to its results for the period

Google to run Antipodean Android Developer Labs

Google will run a series of Android Developer Labs training courses in Australia and New Zealand

Australia learning to love apps

Mobile users in Australia are beginning to get into the mobile app habit, with 72 percent of smartphone users downloading at least one mobile app during the six months prior to April 2011

Telstra opens Android device store

Australian operator Telstra has opened a “world-first store within a store that showcases the latest …

Samsung seeking workaround for Dutch smartphone ban

Samsung plans to get around the sales ban on its smartphones in the Netherlands by altering the devices to not include technology that Apple claims infringes its patents

Ericsson picks up AU1B LTE deal

Ericsson was awarded an AU$1 billion (US$1.1 billion) deal to build and operate a 2.3GHz fixed-wireless network using LTE technology, as part of the Australian government’s National Broadband Network project.

Controversy over Australian app certification proposals

The Australian authorities are reported to be mulling a new classification regime that could impact mobile games apps, with developers and lobby groups already warning that the introduction of new requirements could be too cumbersome.

Australia preps digital dividend auction

The Australian government has decided to release 126 MHz of broadcasting spectrum that will be freed up by the switch from analogue to digital television.

Australia preps digital dividend spectrum sale

TeleGeography, citing a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, notes that the Australian Federal Government is aiming to raise approximately AUD2 billion (US$1.83 billion) from the sale of spectrum freed up following the switch-off of analogue television signals.