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Mon, 26th Feb 2024

Aussie Broadband makes a play for Superloop

Aussie Broadband has made a conditional play for fellow retail service provider Superloop, buying 19.9 percent of shares in the provider and putting a total value on it of around $466 million.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sun, 25th Feb 2024

Telstra unveils 5G slicing product

Telstra will introduce a 5G slicing product to market this year which it said was made possible by a newly-developed proof-of-value mobility analytics engine.

Source: iTWire

TPG Telecom partners with Ericsson to automate software upgrade

TPG Telecom has partnered with Swedish telco vendor Ericsson to implement automated software features into its 5G core network.

Source: iTWire

How Swifties sucked up 15,000 hours of video data

Telstra says it has been grappling with unprecedented demand from Taylor Swift fans as the telco prepares to announce new network features at Mobile World Congress this week.

Source: SMH

Fri, 23rd Feb 2024

Best internet providers in Australia: February 2024

We look at popular internet providers in our database like Dodo, Exetel, TPG, Swoop and more with NBN, wireless and satellite plans.

Source: WhistleOut

WA Police opens command centre in Telstra exchange

WA Police Force is now operating a central command centre out of Telstra’s Wellington Street exchange tower in Perth.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 21st Feb 2024

Tangerine Telecom says customer data of 232,000 affected by 'cyber incident'

Tangerine Telecom, a challenger retail service provider, says a “legacy” customer database containing details of 232,000 current and former customers was accessed by an unknown party via exploitation of a contractor’s credentials.

Source: iTnews Australia

Compare unlimited internet plans in Australia from $49/mth

Compare unlimited internet plans for cheap deals on every major NBN speed tier, as well as 4G and 5G home wireless technology.

Source: WhistleOut

Internet provider Tangerine suffers cyberattack

“No one is more disappointed than me,” Tangerine’s CEO said after more than 200,000 customers are caught up in a data breach.

Source: SMH

Mon, 12th Feb 2024

How to access the School Student Broadband Initiative

The School Student Broadband Initiative provides free internet access to families experiencing financial hardship.

Source: WhistleOut

Sun, 11th Feb 2024

Symbio shareholders OK Aussie Broadband acquisition

After acquiring unified communications-as-a-service (UcaaS) provider Symbio for $262 million last November 2023, telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband is one step closer to integrating the company under its wing, as Symbio shareholders have voted in favour of the deal.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 09th Feb 2024

Compare unlimited data internet plans in Australia

Compare unlimited internet plans for cheap deals on every major NBN speed tier, as well as 4G and 5G home wireless technology.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra says other carriers had input into disaster mobile roaming lab test

A simulation of emergency mobile device roaming by Telstra earlier this week ran with input from other telcos, though they did not directly participate.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 08th Feb 2024

ACMA introduces new measures to protect consumers coping with financial struggles

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has legislated new industry rules that will require telcos to do more to support customers experiencing financial hardships and who are struggling to pay their bills.

Source: iTWire

NBN feels the need for speed as broadband demand outstrips supply

The company’s losses have ballooned, but NBN Co says that’s all part of the plan as Australians increasingly upgrade to ultra-fast broadband plans.

Source: SMH

NBN Co receiving more fibre orders than it can connect

NBN Co is receiving more orders from customers looking to upgrade to full fibre than it can fulfil, with the number of completed upgrades nearing 200,000.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co losses blow out to $696m for first half of fiscal 2024

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has recorded a half-year loss of $696 million for the first six months of fiscal 2024, more than a third over the corresponding six months of fiscal 2023.

Source: iTWire

Telcos’ customer complaints spike after Optus outage

Ombudsman Cynthia Gebert says the company’s offers of free data was cold comfort for many Optus customers, especially those who couldn’t call triple-zero.

Source: SMH