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Wed, 11th May 2022

Vodafone is selling the Samsung Z Flip 3 for under $1,000

Vodafone has discounted Samsung’s latest foldy-lads, bringing the Z Flip 3 down to just $999.

Source: WhistleOut

Vocus and Telstra team up on Christmas Island mobile project

Vocus and Telstra have received a funding grant under the Regional Connectivity Program for a project to enhance mobile services on Christmas Island.

Source: ARN

Telstra to open its 5G network to wholesale customers

Telstra is set to open its 5G network to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) from July.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 10th May 2022

Optus' 4G home wireless plans are down to $59 and have unlimited data (in case you're sick of the NBN)

Optus's 4G home broadband plans are now just $59 and have unlimited data, which is great news if you're looking for an NBN alternative.

Source: WhistleOut

Wed, 04th May 2022

TPG CEO joins calls for tech giants to pay more for bandwidth

TPG Telecom CEO Iñaki Berroeta has called on whichever party forms government later this month to relax regulation and make the NBN’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU) process faster and more transparent.

Source: iTnews Australia

Industry should share workers to plug skills gap: Telstra exec

Australia’s technology sector needs to commit to training, and embrace new ways of working, to plug a worsening skills shortage, according to Telstra Enterprise group executive David Burns.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 03rd May 2022

Vocus reveals 'clear growth plan' for $1B investment program

Vocus has unveiled new details regarding its five-year investment plan for its enterprise arm, Vocus Network Services, claiming it will cost the telecommunication services provider “close to” $1 billion.

Source: ARN

Optus repeats calls for OTT services to pay more

Optus has once again used a CommsDay summit stage to call for regulators to get over-the-top (OTT) service providers to pay more for the bandwidth their applications consume.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus urges incoming government to refocus NBN policy

Vocus CEO Kevin Russell has challenged the future federal government to rein in NBN Co from its constant “mission creep” into contestable markets.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra partners with Fetch to evolve its home and entertainment offerings for T25

Telstra announced it had entered into an agreement with Fetch as its new platform for Telstra TV and to evolve Telstra’s home and entertainment proposition.

Source: iTWire

Mon, 02nd May 2022

Aussie Broadband releases 3Q FY22 trading update and completes Over The Wire acquisition

Aussie Broadband has released its trading update for the quarter ended 31 March 2022 (3Q FY22).

Source: iTWire

Wed, 27th Apr 2022

5G home internet plans in Australia: What to know

5G home internet plans tend to start for as little as $70/month. Providers like Optus, TPG, Telstra, SpinTel and more are now offering 5G home broadband plans and we can help you choose the best one.

Source: WhistleOut

Get the iPhone 11 for half-price at Optus

"Cheap iPhone" isn't exactly a phrase we hear often, but Optus is currently running a killer deal on the iPhone 11. If you pick up an iPhone 11 on a 24-month or 36-month plan, you'll save $430.56 which is roughly equivalent to a 50% discount on the 64GB model. When you factor in the discount, plans start at just under $63 per month with 20GB of data on a 24-month term.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 25th Apr 2022

NBN Co to provide fast download speeds to eight million premises by 2023

NBN Co is expected to bring Home Ultrafast, offering download speeds of up to 500Mbps to 1Gbps, to eight million premises in Australia by the end of next year.

Source: iTWire

Thu, 21st Apr 2022

TPG, Optus and Telstra score $28.2m for mobile site upgrades

TPG Telecom, Optus and Telstra will share $28.2 million in federal government grants for 66 projects aimed at addressing mobile phone blackspots in outer-urban fringe areas.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 20th Apr 2022

Here's why people are ditching Netflix and what it means for you

Netflix has hinted it will start cracking down on password sharing after posting an unexpected drop in subscribers. The streaming giant has reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first three months of the year.

Source: ABC News

The Greens pledge free NBN for low-income households

The Australian Greens party has unveiled a plan to offer about 1 million low-income households free NBN internet services, paid out of taxes on “billionaires and big corporations”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Defence to use Optus C1 satellite until 2034

The Department of Defence has extended its long-running C1 satellite contract with Optus until its new “sovereign controlled” military satellite communication constellation comes online.

Source: iTnews Australia