Australia's third and fourth largest telecommunications companies, TPG Telecom and Vodafone Group's local subsidiary have confirmed they merge "to create a more effective challenger to Telstra and Optus."
Telstra has appointed Nikos Katinakis, currently at the Indian mobile carrier Jio, to head its new restructured joint Networks and IT function.
Telstra and TPG have begun publishing performance data which allows consumers to compare fixed line NBN speeds with fixed wireless NBN speeds.
TPG has almost 600 mobile tower sites in proposal stage, as the carrier begins to deliver on its plans to aggressively enter the 4G market. This represents 30 percent of its proposed mobile network.