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Friday, 2/10/2015

Telstra customers report woeful internet speeds for Apple devices and sites

Telstra customers have taken to social media to complain of dismally low speeds when connecting to Apple sites or using their devices to do something as simple as download an app from the App Store.


Thursday, 1/10/2015

NBN Sky Muster satellite a 'game changer': Fifield, Morrow

Australia's new communications minister and the CEO of NBN have both lauded the successful satellite launch, saying it will close the digital gap despite caps on usage and higher prices.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Netflix October 2015 Australian content selection

Netflix also has a great selection of new TV shows including Netflix originals, and quality additions to the movie selection for the month of October!

Source: iTWire

Presto details October 2015 content selection

tPresto is bringing out the sizzling sausage in October, with the Walking Dead season 5, the final season of Dexter, Wentworth season 3 and plenty more!

Source: iTWire

NBN's first satellite heralds new era for regional broadband

Sky Muster, the first of the two satellites that will comprise NBN's Long-Term Satellite Service, has been successfully launched from Guiana Space Centre in South America.

Source: Computerworld

Amaysim launches Unlimited 1GB plan for the budget conscious

Telecommunications company, Amaysim, has launched its new Unlimited 1GB plan in Australia for $24.90. The company said, in a statement, that this new plan was launched with the budget conscious consumer in mind.

Source: ARN

NBN launches first satellite

The first satellite has been launched by NBN, aiming to provide the Australian population living in regional and remote areas with high-speed broadband.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 30/9/2015

Optus responds to TPG's move to Vodafone

Optus has responded to today's surprise announcement of a TPG Mobile-Vodafone partnership, claiming it is still working with TPG to nut out a revised wholesale agreement.

Source: ARN

Vodafone And TPG Have Teamed Up On Mobile Network Traffic In A $1bn Deal

Vodafone is Australia’s third largest mobile telco, trailing stronger competitors Optus and Telstra. TPG is a telecommunications company with a strong national data network and plenty of existing high-speed infrastructure. The two have teamed up in a $1 billion deal that sees TPG’s fibre network carrying Vodafone mobile network traffic, and it might be the first move in a larger partnership or even a merger.

Source: Gizmodo

TPG’s $1bn Vodafone deal delivers slap in face to Optus

TPG will invite more than 300,000 of its mobile phone users to takeup a new offer on Vodafone’s network which would switch them from the Optus network.

Source: CRN

TPG to become Vodafone MVNO, in exchange for dark fibre access

Telco TPG will prop up Vodafone's ailing infrastructure with its dark fibre, while Vodafone will take on all of TPG's wholesale mobile customer base as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

Source: ARN

​Vodafone readies 5G after forging billion dollar TPG partnership

Vodafone is prepping its network for faster 5G Internet primed for virtual reality applications after striking a deal in excess of a billion dollars with TPG.

Source: ARN