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Friday, 27/11/2015

NBN announces CVC discount pricing trial

NBN is offering discounts of between AU$0.50 and AU$6 on its CVC charge, with the company now pricing it on the basis of usage per end user and rewarding high usage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN to trial discounts for ISPs with heavy users

NBN will trial offering tiered discounts to service providers as the bandwidth they purchase for customers increases, in a revamp of its much-maligned broadband pricing structure.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government scraps sale of dark fibre network

The Federal Government announces it will not be selling a high-speed communications network used by departments in Canberra.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 26/11/2015

Leaked NBN plan for Optus HFC mere wargaming and fool's gold: Fifield

Australian Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has labelled as 'fool's gold' the document leaked out of NBN yesterday that said the Optus HFC network is not fit for purpose.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Leaked NBN document helps the case for FttDP

In looking at options to overbuild the Optus HFC network, fibre to the distribution point emerges as a compromise that might soothe all but the most hardened theologist.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Netflix December 2015 Holiday content selection

Netflix has announced the December 2015 content highlights it wants us all to know about - and stream onto our TVs or connected devices with screens!

Source: iTWire

NBN got what it paid for—will now cost almost half as much again to fix it

Deputy leader in the Senate, Stephen Conroy has accused the former nbn board of being “incompetent political hacks” who did not know what they were doing when they bought the Optus hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network for use in the nbn.

Source: iTWire

NBN Might Have To Replace Optus' Messy, Broken Cable Network

Remember the cool $800 million NBN Co dropped on buying the Optus HFC network? Leaked documents have revealed that the NBN Co is thinking about replacing it entirely. Why? Because it’s such crappy infrastructure.

Source: Gizmodo

Child respite service to relocate over NBN tower fears

A children's respite care centre in Tasmania's north is moving to Victoria, over concerns an NBN tower will be built nearby.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 25/11/2015

Labor slams NBN over Optus HFC network revelations

Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Jason Clare, has slammed NBN over revelations the company may overbuild some areas covered by Optus’ HFC network.

Source: Computerworld

Presto’s December 2015 content selection

There’s plenty more than fifty shades of Presto content to enjoy including theoretical big bangs from home and far, far away to give you an eye for an eyeful.

Source: iTWire

Leaked NBN documents show Optus HFC not fit for purpose

Internal drafts by NBN have shown that Optus' HFC network will need to be overbuilt, blowing out both the timeline and budget for the high-speed broadband network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA advises telco industry on consumer mobile spending

An ACMA-commissioned Newspoll survey from February contains ‘some valuable insights for industry in the design of mobile products and the delivery of spend management alerts.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 24/11/2015

Telco industry group warns against expanding website blocking

Communications Alliance, a group representing Australian telecommunications and Internet service provider businesses, has warned against expanding the scope of a law employed by government agencies to block public access to websites.

Source: Computerworld

This Is The Best Telstra Mobile Deal I've Ever Seen

It used to be that Telstra data was silly expensive. The network has undoubtedly the best mobile coverage across the country, but you’d pay a significant premium for that privilege. As of today, that has all been turned on its head — you’d be crazy not to jump on Telstra’s $50 $40 BYO mobile phone plan, which includes a total of 7GB of 3G, 4G, and 4GX data.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 23/11/2015

Is Australia Ready For A More Connected World?

Imagine a world that is even more connected technologically than ours today. That’s what the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has done this week with a very timely occasional paper on the Internet of Things (IoT). As well as identifying issues of direct concern to the ACMA, the paper also includes an overview of the technology and its capabilities.

Source: Gizmodo

Finally, Australian airlines should soon get in-sky Wi-Fi

In November last year, NBN Co was predicting airlines might get connectivity via Ka-band NBN satellites in 2015-16 and now here comes Inmarsat.

Source: iTWire

Ten’s Tenplay tips up on Telstra TV

Although Channel 10 is still yet to take the live streaming plunge like Channel 7, its catchup streaming service ‘tenplay’ has arrived on Telstra TV.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 20/11/2015

ACMA refarms spectrum for mobile broadband

With mobile broadband seeing increasing uptake, the ACMA has allocated additional spectrum within the 803-960MHz band to boost coverage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 19/11/2015

Vodafone switches on 4G in regional Queensland

Vodafone is fulfilling its promise to bring 4G connectivity to regional Australia, switching on 4G in 235 sites across Queensland.

Source: ZDNet Australia


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