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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Quickflix CEO confident of bounceback

The streaming provider will reposition as a digital consumer, ecommerce, and entertainment service while under administration, according to the chief executive.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone AU loses market share as Telstra, Optus rise: Kantar

Vodafone now has 15.2 percent total mobile market share, while Telstra holds 41.1 percent and Optus 22.7 percent, with the no-contract segment rising again.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra delivers 4G wholesale early for MVNOs and their customers

Anyone who uses a Telstra MVNO like Aldi Mobile, Woolworths Connect, Telechoice and Better Life can now start to enjoy Telstra 4G speeds at long last.

Source: iTWire

How Channel Nine Killed Quickflix, Australia's Streaming Pioneer

Quickflix became the first victim of the streaming wars in Australia yesterday, announcing it is in voluntary administration, a move many anticipated.

Source: Gizmodo

What’s on ‘Foxtel Anytime’ streaming in May 2016

It’s not just Presto and Netflix advising what’s new on their streaming services - now Foxtel (owner of Presto) is doing it, too!

Source: iTWire

Telstra, Optus, Amaysim grow mobile marketshare at expense of other telcos

Telstra, Optus and Amaysim have boosted their share of mobile phone subscribers in Australia largely at the expense of Vodafone, Virgin and TPG (excluding iiNet), according to a newly published report on the smartphone market.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

NBN tech choice program already provides fibre for Tasmania: Fifield

Tasmanians don't need Labor's promise to deliver a fibre connection if elected, as they can already choose to spend thousands of their own money on NBN's fibre-on-demand product, according to the federal government.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra chair Catherine Livingstone steps down

Telstra's long-serving chair is being replaced by John Mullen ahead of taking up her role as UTS chancellor.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor pledges fibre NBN for Tasmanian west coast if elected

'Labor will make it happen,' Jason Clare has said in regards to the west coast of Tasmania receiving fibre NBN connections.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN confirms no one has purchased an area switch

While few individuals are choosing to upgrade their NBN connection to full fibre, even fewer councils and corporate bodies are going with an upgrade from NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra, Visionstream extend exchange maintenance deal for $350m

Telstra has agreed to a five-year deal with Visionstream that will see the infrastructure services company continue to maintain over 40,000 exchange and network assets across Australia.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor promises fibre nbn network for N-W Tassie, but cops a blast from government

Labor’s announcement that it plans to construct a fibre-optic network in north-west Tasmania, if elected, to deliver National Broadband Network services to the area has been lambasted by the federal government as an ‘unfunded’ misuse of government business funds.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Basslink lays 1355m of new subsea cable

Basslink has completed the first stage of repairs to its damaged Bass Strait cable by laying 1355 metres of new cable on the seabed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australia's Own Streaming Service, Quickflix, Is Going Under

Since late 2011, Quickflix has been a quiet performer in Australia’s increasingly crowded subscription video on demand market, with an all-you-can-stream video option as well as rentals of TV and movies alike. Long before that, it was a DVD mailing rental service, founded back in 2002. Today is another big bump in the road for Quickflix, though, and it may well be the last: the company has been placed into voluntary administration and might be dismantled.

Source: Gizmodo

Quickflix enters voluntary administration after Stan negotiations fail

Unsuccessful negotiations with rival streaming service Stan over its AU$11.7 million worth of redeemable preference shares have led to Quickflix entering voluntary administration.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet founder joins NBN board

Michael Malone, the founder of Internet service provider iiNet, has joined the board of NBN as a director, the federal government has announced.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 25 April 2016

Quarterly telco complaints up, but yearly improvement continues

Telco complaints as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) increased 29% from January to March this year, but dropped by 13.8% compared to the same three month period in 2015.

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 24 April 2016

NBN switching on FTTN in South Australia

The first National Broadband Network fibre to the node (FTTN) services have been switched-on in South Australia, with residents of the Adelaide southern suburb of St Marys the first in the state to benefit from the faster broadband.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 22 April 2016

Michael Malone joins NBN board

iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has replaced former colleague Simon Hackett on the board of NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Rethink: Why We Need 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' Right Now

Ever since the Coalition government came into power and declared it will use the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN), experts and vocal technology-conscious citizens have been up in arms about it. But the argument against FTTN has been mounting for years. Faced with overwhelming evidence and new technology alternatives, the Government can no longer ignore that their NBN vision is short-sighted. They need to act now instead of dooming us to an archaic broadband network just to save face. Here are four reasons why fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) needs to be adopted for the NBN.

Source: Gizmodo