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Monday, 8/2/2016

Telcos line up with ACCC against Telstra

Three more telcos have been added as respondents to Telstra’s legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Source: Computerworld

TPG submarine cable outage expected to last a month

A fibre fault in the Sydney-Guam submarine cable will persist until March, according to TPG, with the Southern Cross Cable and Australian-Japan Cable system to be used as substitutes.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCAN wants reduction on NBN pricing

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns about the affordability of nbn services in the wake of Friday’s announcement by the broadband network of its financial results for the six months to the end of last December.

Source: iTWire

Ovum ‘encouraged’ by NBN progress

Research analyst firm Ovum says the growth in the number of  ‘premises ready for service’ from the nbn is encouraging, with figures released by NBN Co on Friday showing the number of premises has more than doubled in 2015 to 1.67 million, with growth accelerating in 2H15.

Source: iTWire

Regional spectrum will help enhance 4G services: Telstra

Telstra says the 57 blocks of spectrum covering 12 regions across Australia it secured at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) auction last week will be used to enhance the delivery of 4G mobile services.

Source: iTWire

Australian PPC-1 cable cut, out of action until March

The PPC-1 Australian submarine cable running between Sydney and the United States island territory of Guam has been fully severed, with the repair estimated to take around a month to complete.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 5/2/2016

nbn chief confident on track to 8 million connections by 2020

Bill Morrow, CEO of the National Broadband Network, is buoyant about the nbn and the progress his team are making in the progressive rollout of the fast broadband network across Australia.

Source: iTWire

Government Just Sold $543 Million Of Mobile Spectrum

The results of the Federal Government’s recent auction of a large chunk of the 1800MHz band of the Australian radiofrequency spectrum have been announced: Telstra and Optus each spent nearly $200 million on securing more bandwidth, while TPG and Vodafone also splashed out with multi-million dollar investments. The 2015 auction should see Australia’s 4G networks in regional areas get faster and cover wider areas.

Source: Gizmodo

NBN revenue continues to climb, with fibre still key

NBN’s revenue has continued to soar as the National Broadband Network rollout continues, but despite the pivot to a ‘multi-technology mix’ (MTM) after the 2013 election it has continued to be fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections that contribute the lion’s share.

Source: Computerworld

nbn co faces EBITDA loss of $866 million for 2016 first half results

nbn has released the financial results for its first half 2016, ending December 31, 2015. The company reported an EBITDA loss of $688 million, from $497 million the same time last year.

Source: ARN

Telcos splash $543m on 1800 MHz spectrum

Optus, Telstra, TPG and Vodafone have emerged as the winners of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's $543.5 million 1800 MHz spectrum auction.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN reports AU$1.2b loss for FY16 first half

NBN has grown its revenue by 152.3 percent, to AU$164 million, but with a net loss of AU$1.24 billion for the six-month period.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 4/2/2016

TPP regulations near ratification as nations sign

Under the newly signed TPP, ISPs will be forced to give up infringer details, government procurement barriers will be lowered, and cheaper global roaming rates will be encouraged.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra wholesale boss steps down after 45 years at telco

Telstra’s wholesale group executive Stuart Lee has stepped down after five years in the position.

Source: CRN

As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.

Source: ARN