Mobile prices could drop 5.6 per cent nationally, saving consumers more than $650 million collectively every year, if the competition watchdog forces Telstra to share its regional mobile network, Vodafone claims.
Lucy Battersby has covered trends, technology and telecommunications since joining The Age in 2008.
The smallest players may not have to pay the NBN Regional Broadband Scheme levy at all until mid-2023.
Korda Mentha held 50 meetings with Network Ten's management, directors, advisers and shareholder guarantors in recent months in a bid to help the broadcaster stay on its feet, according to a letter sent to employees on Thursday.
The fallout from Ten Network's plunge into administration is starting to spread to other parts of the sector.
Network Ten's fate was sealed by media moguls Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, according to an agreement reached the Friday before Ten was placed into voluntary administration.
The board of Network Ten has until Thursday to consider the company's future, after two key shareholders pulled their backing for the broadcaster's debt.
The company requested a halt while the board decides how to proceed with financing, amid concerns about its stability.
Network Ten appears on increasingly shaky ground as new doubts emerge on whether the three billionaires who agreed to guarantee a $200 million lifeline in 2013 will extend the same support for the next round of funding.
Vodafone's legal action against the competition watchdog's draft domestic mobile roaming decision could delay the final outcome for some time and, in the process, deny Telstra and Optus the certainty they seek to roll out infrastructure.
A van load of advertising folk will soon drive thousands of kilometres along Australia's eastern seaboard to get a better of understanding of life outside inner Sydney.