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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

25Mbps NBN is 'good enough': Barnaby Joyce

The minimum speed provided by the NBN is sufficient for those in rural areas, the deputy prime minister has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telecommunications market under microscope with Productivity Commission review

The Productivity Commission has called for industry submissions on the future direction of telecommunications in Australia as it prepares to hold a public inquiry into the telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) compliance provisions.

Source: iTWire

Foxtel Subscribers Now Get Hayu For Free

Hayu is a streaming service just for reality TV. We’re talking Kardashians by the limo-load and houses full of Real Housewives. And now, if you’re the kind of person that already binges on Foxtel cable, you’ll be able to stream Hayu for free.

Source: Gizmodo

Bandwidth a big driver of economic success, says McKinsey & Co

Gustav Grundin, an associate principle in McKinsey & Co’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice in Asia, claims there is a very close correlation between a nation’s economic performance and its level of connectivity, and says that connectivity is the driver of economic performance.

Source: Computerworld

Decision to ditch all-fibre NBN about politics, not cost: Windsor

Former independent MP Tony Windsor has said that the conflict over the technology used to underpin the National Broadband Network is about politics not the cost of a fibre to the premises (FTTP) rollout.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 6 June 2016

Optus offers free EPL as sign-up bonus

A free 2016/17 season pass to English Premier League (EPL) football is available as a sweetener on Optus postpaid mobile plans as low as $30 a month.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone brings Business Flex to SMBs

​Vodafone has revealed a new suite of flexible plans and expanded its portfolio Ready Business Apps aimed at small businesses.

Source: ARN

Friday, 3 June 2016

NBN revenue, procurement, cost recovery approved by ACCC

The ACCC has approved NBN's FY15 revenue, procurement, and pricing, as well as a proposal that provides NBN with the opportunity to recover an additional AU$6 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Ben White to head Optus consumer business

Veteran Optus executive, Ben White, has been appointed managing director, marketing and product for the telco’s consumer business.

Source: iTWire

Trident partners with Matrix on Perth, Jakarta, Singapore subsea cable link

Trident Subsea Cable has renewed its partnership with Matrix Networks — the operator of the Matrix Cable System with NAP Info Lin Nusa — as it progresses towards the development phase for its high-capacity fibre optic subsea cable linking Perth, Jakarta and Singapore.

Source: iTWire

ACCC takes court action against debt collection agency which purchased debts from Telstra

Australia’s largest privately owned debt acquisition firm, ACM Group, which purchased debts from Telstra, has been taken to court over its dealings with consumers by the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Labor to deliver ‘deliver fibre-based broadband’, says Albanese

Shadow infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese has criticised the Coalition’s handling of the National Broadband Network and said that Labor “proposes to deliver fibre-based broadband” in contrast to the “copper-based system” being rolled out by the government.

Source: Computerworld

NBN: Labor to offer ‘greater proportion of fibre’, still not sold on FTTN: Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten has offered new hints at the shape of the NBN policy that his party will take to the election.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

NBN seeks regulatory amendment to support fibre, copper, HFC network mix

The move to a multi-technology mix network means having to amend the special access undertaking, with NBN submitting its proposed variations to the ACCC.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC seeks feedback on nbn SAU proposed updates

​The ACCC is looking for feedback on nbn Co’s proposed variations to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU).

Source: ARN

NBN Co wants ACCC approval for variations to Special Access Undertakings

NBN Co wants to vary its Special Access Undertakings (SAU) to include fibre-to-the-node, fibre-to-the-basement and hybrid fibre coaxial technologies to which the SAU will apply.

Source: iTWire

NBN: Question marks over copper costs persist

It’s still too early to determine how much effort will be required to whip into shape the elements of Telstra’s copper network that will be used for the National Broadband Network, according to an analysis prepared on behalf of NBN.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone invests $9m in 32 new mobile base stations

Vodafone is expanding its regional mobile network, having invested more than $9 million in 32 new mobile base stations that will sprout across New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia.

Source: ARN

Monday, 30 May 2016

Telstra outage apology now subject to $25 compensation complaints

Telstra’s COO, Kate McKenzie, publicly apologised (again) for yet another Telstra outage, but its customers think the $25 compensation offered is churlishly cheap.

Source: iTWire

​Optus Business, Macquarie Uni to invest AU$10m in cybersecurity hub

Optus Business and Macquarie University will establish a cybersecurity hub that will focus on three topic areas: Computing and IT, business and economics, and security studies and criminology.

Source: ZDNet Australia