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Broadband News

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Woolworths to run its retail sites on NBN fibre

Woolworths has struck what is being called a “significant enterprise deal” that will eventually see it run connectivity for some 3000 retail sites over NBN fibre.

Source: iTnews Australia

Two thirds of consumers not taking up NBN compensation offer: ACCC

Over 142,000 consumers are eligible for refunds due to receiving slower-than-advertised speeds from RSPs, with two thirds of these refunds still not claimed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Consumers at risk due to inadequate telco accountability

Australians are being put at risk due to inadequate consumer protection frameworks around the reliability of telecommunications services, according to the telecommunications consumer interest lobby group the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Source: iTWire

'Overcharged' NBN FTTN and FTTB users unresponsive

About 95,000 NBN fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building users have not claimed refunds or other remedies after being sold internet services that could not hit the advertised speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos, tech industry call for major changes to encryption legislation

Industry groups representing the telco sector and major tech businesses have called for major changes to controversial surveillance legislation pushed through parliament on the final sitting day of 2018.

Source: ARN

More than 90,000 NBN customers are yet to be refunded for slow speeds

Two in three customers affected by RSPs who promised higher NBN speeds than were able to deliver are yet to be refunded by Telstra, Optus, TPG, iiNet, Internode, Dodo, iPrimus and Commander.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

ACCC delays TPG-Vodafone decision due to lack of information

The date for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make a decision on the merger between TPG and Vodafone Australia has been pushed out from March 28, to potentially April 11.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG-Vodafone decision pushed back to April

A regulatory decision on whether or not to allow TPG and Vodafone’s proposed merger to proceed is now not expected until mid-April due to a delay in receiving information from the two telcos.

Source: iTnews Australia

MyRepublic discounts 100Mbps plans after NBN Co pushes speed tier

Small ISP MyRepublic has announced a new push to sell 100Mbps plans, with a discounted plan of $79.95, a drop of $10 from existing prices, for an unspecified limited period.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 21 January 2019

NBN Co makes move to sell more 100Mbps-plus services

NBN Co will look to raise the number of 100Mbps-plus users on its network before the end of the financial year with a $160 rebate offered for each customer that retail service providers sign on.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor commits to kicking in AU$5m for Sunshine Coast JGA cable landing

Australian opposition party calls on Canberra to support JGA cable landing in Queensland.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra upgrades APAC subsea infrastructure

Telstra has upgraded its subsea fibre capacity by deploying Infirera Infinite Capacity Endine 4 (ICE4).

Source: ARN