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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Labor claims NBN revenue forecasts designed to make govt look good

The Australian Labor Party claims that the 2017-18 revenue target set by the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, has been deliberately set low in order that the government could have a public relations coup.

Source: iTWire

Optus suffers outage in Thredbo caused by rival telco

Optus customers have experienced intermittent disruptions to voice and data services in Thredbo, which started on Monday morning.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Foxtel announces live 4K channel and accompanying set-top box

Foxtel has announced a dedicated live 4K channel and set-top box with 'smarter features for faster streaming'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus boosts Tasmanian mobile coverage with $42.2M investment

Optus has built 37 new mobile sites across Tasmania in a $42.2 million investment over the last 12 months.

Source: ARN

Telcos, Internet firms face $10m fines under new cyber law

Telecommunications and Internet companies and makers of digital devices will face fines of up to $10 million if they do not help law enforcement agencies gain access to data needed for investigating terrorism offences, according to a new draft law revealed on Tuesday. Individuals will face fines of up to $50,000.

Source: iTWire

Broadband tax revived as Labor backs plan

A heavily-delayed plan to introduce a broadband tax has been revived after Labor revealed overnight it would conditionally support the legislation.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 13 August 2018

More telcos connecting to NBN at more locations, ACCC finds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that its latest report based on wholesale market data provided by NBN Co shows positive signs for competition.

Source: ARN

ACCC proposes takeover of Internet activity reports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping.

Source: iTWire

Huawei likely to get limited role in 5G networks: report

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is likely to be allowed to play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia, but will face curbs on provision of equipment for what are deemed sensitive parts of the networks.

Source: iTWire