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Tuesday, 30/6/2015


Telecoms booming, traditional publishing declining, show ABS numbers

The latest data from the ABS gives us an industry snapshot that is already 12 months old, but it confirms what we all suspect – print is in decline and telcos are booming.

Source: iTWire


TIO chief Cohen calls it quits

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has lost its dispute resolution chief Simon Cohen, who has returned to a role in the Victorian government.

Source: iTnews Australia


Monday, 29/6/2015


Competition watchdog slashes Telstra wholesale broadband prices

Customers stuck on the Telstra network during the migration to the NBN should not be forced to pay higher prices, the ACCC has said, slashing Telstra's fixed wholesale internet prices by 9.6 percent.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Telstra to take wholesale price hit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a 9.6 per cent drop in prices that operators pay to use Telstra’s copper network to provide telecommunication services.

Source: CIO Australia


Amcom CEO Clive Stein steps down

On the back of its successful arrangement to merge with Vocus Communications, Amcom Telecommunications’ CEO, Clive Stein, will be stepping down.

Source: ARN


Logical: CCC members super trumpet ACCC price cuts

With CCC member carriers always complaining about Telstra, the latest price reductions logically mean ACCC’s draft price reductions are sensible and reasonable.

Source: iTWire


Telstra hits back at ACCC over wholesale price cuts

Telstra has described as "disappointing" a draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that will see a significant drop in the prices the telco charges for a number of wholesale services on the copper network.

Source: Computerworld


ACCC draft fixed line services decision revises access prices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a further draft decision on the prices other operators will have to pay to use Telstra’s copper network in the provision of telecommunications services to consumers.

Source: ARN


VoLTE and ViLTE storm coming, radical simplification advised

Speakers at the LTE World Summit 2015 have warned of VoLTE and ViLTE issues while separately, radical simplification has been advised for LTE operators.

Source: iTWire


Telstra faces a 10 percent wholesale price drop

Telstra is facing a potential 10 percent mandated drop in the fees it charges wholesale partners to access its fixed-line copper network after the competition watchdog moved to ensure end users don't suffer "absurd pricing".

Source: iTnews Australia


My Net Fone successfully completes $15m equity placement

My Net Fone has successfully completed a significantly oversubscribed $15 million equity placement to fund growth initiatives.

Source: ARN


Friday, 26/6/2015


Telstra's Air wi-fi network goes private

Telstra will on Tuesday unveil its national wi-fi network, but after teasing browsers with free access for seven months, will now only allow its home broadband customers to access the hotspots.

Source: iTnews Australia


Vocus, Amcom prod TPG in new ad campaign

Amcom and Vocus have taken off the gloves following the failure of TPG’s battle to block the merger of the two companies into a $1.2 billion national telecommunications powerhouse.

Source: iTnews Australia


ACCC hurdle cleared for NBN 2.0

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has signed off on Telstra’s revised migration plan, clearing another hurdle for the rollout of the 'multi-technology mix’ National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld


Optus, Telstra admit sharing customer phone numbers with third-party websites

Customer mobile phone numbers are being passed on to third parties by Telstra and Optus in a "commercial relationship" with owners of websites, with some customers being subscribed to services without their consent.

Source: ABC News


NBN gets go ahead for multi-technology mix rollout

The Australian competition watchdog has approved a migration plan for Telstra to move customers onto the NBN using the company's legacy copper and HFC networks as part of the so-called multi-technology mix rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia