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Thursday, 17th April 2014

Telstra sees red over expanded wholesale regulation

Telstra has hit back at the ACCC over its decision to re-regulate Telstra's wholesale line rental and local carriage services in a number of CBD areas, claiming that it runs contrary to the Coalition Government’s agenda to reduce red-tape.
Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos seek to strengthen NBN Co wholesale restrictions

Major telcos and Internet service providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and iiNet have pushed for clarity on some aspects of NBN Co's wholesale role and the tightening of restrictions that prevent the company rolling out the National Broadband Network from supplying services to end users.
Source: Computerworld

Vodafone tackles FIFA World Cup with $5 roaming in Brazil

Vodafone is targeting Australians traveling to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Brazil to its $5 per day roaming deal.
Source: ARN

NBN Co seeks 'early resolution' of TPG fibre threat

The company in charge of rolling out and operating the National Broadband Network has called for a speedy resolution to the issue of infrastructure-based competition.
Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 16th April 2014

iiNet bowls up success with cricket, football sponsorships

Perth-based national ISP iiNet has renewed its sponsorship of Big Bash cricket team the Sydney Sixers with a three-year principal partner deal, lauding the branding and sales benefits of sports sponsorship.
Source: iTWire

NBN Co reports $1.17 billion loss

NBN Co has reported a $1.1 billion loss after generating revenue of almost $70 million in the past nine months.
Source: ARN

Court slaps TPG with $400k fine over 000 failure

TPG has been fined $400,000 after court action taken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority relating to the telco's failure to provide triple zero access to all of its customers.
Source: Computerworld

NBN Co boss suggests levy for TPG

NBN Co’s new CEO Bill Morrow has suggested the Federal Government apply a levy onto NBN infrastructure competitors like TPG in order to ensure a sustainable economic model in the provision of broadband services to rural customers.
Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co chief calls for government subsidy to offset cost of rural NBN

NBN Co chief executive, Bill Morrow, has called on the federal government to impose a cross-subsidy or infrastructure levy on competitors to offset to the cost of delivering broadband to rural areas.
Source: ARN

NBN Co hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial

NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 15th April 2014

NBN Co set to tackle TPG head on

Fresh from making sweeping changes to the NBN Co executive team new CEO Bill Morrow is set to fight fire with fire and announce an aggressive fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout to compete with TPG, which recently announced NBN plans of its own.
Source: iTWire

New NBN Co chief challenges TPG with early rollout

NBN Co has expedited its roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Basement technology in a direct challenge to TPG's attempt to cherrypick value inner-city customers.
Source: ARN

Small businesses divided over NBN benefits

Australian small businesses are split about the NBN and unsure if faster internet speeds will improve their lot.
Source: SMH

NBN Co drops speed guarantees for FTTN service

Australia's national broadband network will come with substantially lower speed guarantees than expected, as part of the Coalition mandated fibre-to-the-node redesign.
Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 14th April 2014

Revealed: NBN Co scales back fibre rollout

NBN Co is now only expecting to roll out fibre to 20 percent of Australia premises, down from the 22 percent in the Coalition's 2013 election policy.
Source: ZDNet Australia