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Mon, 19th Apr 2021

Most MATE mobile plans now come with free music streaming subscriptions

Most MATE mobile subscribers can now get at least a year of free Tidal.

Source: WhistleOut

Aussie Broadband looks for CVC upside from 'white label' customers

Aussie Broadband is hoping that a ‘white label’ arrangement launched last week could help the company offset the growing bandwidth demands of its own customer base, reducing some of its exposure to excess fees charged by NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 15th Apr 2021

Satellite NBN providers and their Sky Muster NBN plans compared

Need help picking a Satellite NBN provider? We've got the lowdown on the major providers offering Sky Muster-powered NBN plans.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 13th Apr 2021

Save $150 on the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini with Telstra

iPhones rarely go on sale - especially recent models - but Telstra has cut up to $150 from all models until April 19. If you nab an iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12, you'll save $150 from the outright cost (divided over your repayment period). This is equivalent to $6.25 per month on a 24-month term.

Source: WhistleOut

Aussie Broadband moves into white label space

Aussie Broadband announced on Tuesday it has moved into the white label space, with an unnamed company with a customer base of 3 million already signed up.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Aussie Broadband to let resellers sell its services under their own brand

​Aussie Broadband is to start letting reseller and retail service provider (RSPs) partners sell its products under their own branding with a new white label solution.

Source: ARN

How NBN Co pieced its service assurance function back together

NBN Co transformed its service assurance function - the part of the company that deals with service faults and outages - under a program of work codenamed ‘Jigsaw’ that is already said to have delivered $100 million in ‘benefits’.

Source: iTnews Australia

Kogan has a new 45GB mobile plan for just $25 per month

Kogan has expanded its range of mobile plans with two new SIM-only plans, one of which will set you back just $25 per month for your first year and get you a sizeable 45GB. The plan is sold on a 12-month contract, and the pricing will only apply during that period, after which you'll need to pay $40 per month. However, you can always bounce when the discount runs out, as your contract will be over too.

Source: WhistleOut

Fri, 09th Apr 2021

Vodafone works on resolving nationwide network outage

Vodafone customers were experiencing outages across the network on Friday, with reports being made via social media from around 11am AEST.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone hit by nationwide 4G outage

Vodafone is suffering a nationwide outage of its 4G cellular network, with users across Australia unable to access mobile data and voice services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus emerges as earth station builder for Starlink

ASX listed Vocus is building the earth station for satellite broadband service Starlink, set up by Elon Musk's SpaceX, a media report and a search of the New Zealand government radio spectrum management register indicates.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 08th Apr 2021

Optus puts Australians in control of their Mobile and Home connectivity with Optus Pause

Optus has introduced what it calls "a game changing Australian first innovation" that gives its customers "the freedom to ensure they enjoy the time that matters most by opting to pause notifications and connectivity distractions they often face everyday."

Source: iTWire

Wed, 07th Apr 2021

Optus reaches blistering 10Gps aggregated throughput on live 5G site in Brisbane

Poking fun at Telstra by stating "You don’t need Australia’s fastest 5G… until you do", Optus aggregated its 5G spectrum bands of 3500Mhz and 28Ghz (mmWave) on top of existing 5G spectrum bands to deliver "unprecedented bandwidth and speed."

Source: iTWire

SpinTel is the latest NBN provider to promise congestion free NBN

SpinTel is now reporting typical evening speeds of 100Mbps on NBN 100 plans.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 06th Apr 2021

TPG, Optus, Nokia to shape national emergency mobile broadband network

Australia’s long-promised national mobile broadband network for emergency services has finally moved forward, with TPG Telecom, Optus and Nokia selected to deliver the first feasibility trial.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG Telecom and Nokia pick up Public Safety Mobile Broadband trial

TPG Telecom and Nokia have been appointed to trial a proof-of-concept network for the long mooted Public Safety Mobile Broadband to be used by the nation's emergency services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tue, 30th Mar 2021

Optus is now all but promising congestion free NBN for NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans

Optus has increased its typical evening speed guidance for plans as fast as NBN 100, ostensibly promising congestion free connectivity during peak hours. Optus is now reporting that customers can expect typical evening speeds of 100Mbps on NBN 100 plans and 50Mbps on NBN 50 plans.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 29th Mar 2021

NBN Co says network 'stress test' during Covid grounds for $78m in bonuses

NBN Co chair Dr Ziggy Switkowski has defended the payment of almost $78 million in bonuses to staff last financial year, arguing the network survived a major “real-time stress test” that was worthy of reward.

Source: iTnews Australia