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Tue, 28th Jun 2022

Optus appeals to ACCC over Telstra-TPG deal

​Optus has hit back at Telstra’s proposed network-sharing agreement with TPG, claiming it will “undermine” and “lock out” any further regional investment from other players.

Source: ARN

Thu, 23rd Jun 2022

Lycamobile fined by the ACMA again

Mobile retailer Lycamobile has been fined a second time and sharply criticised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to meet its public safety obligations.

Source: iTnews Australia

eSIM is coming to smaller providers powered by the Optus network

Optus MVNOs will soon be able to sell eSIM phone plans.

Source: WhistleOut

ACMA warns Symbio for failing to investigate scam calls

Symbio Networks and Symbio Wholesale, subsidiary of Symbio Group, has been formally warned by the ACMA for failing to investigate suspected scam calls.

Source: iTWire

Wed, 22nd Jun 2022

NBN Co offers Smart Places for new developments

NBN Co has expanded its wholesale broadband access network offerings to support new developments of smart properties, communities and cities.

Source: ARN

TPG Telecom launches WA private cloud region

TPG Telecom has launched its first private cloud service region in Western Australia through a partnership with DCA Networks.

Source: ARN

NBN Co taking orders for 'non-premises' connections

Nearly six years after first discussing expanding its remit beyond premises connections, NBN Co has announced it’s taking orders for what it calls Smart Places connections.

Source: iTnews Australia

Swoop to roll out channel portal, mmWave network

Publicly listed internet service provider (ISP) Swoop is set to launch a new channel portal and roll out a millimetre wave (mmWave) network with promised fixed wireless services of up to 1 Gbps.

Source: ARN

Optus extends eSIMs to MVNOs

Mobile virtual network operators who use Optus’ network can now offer eSIMs to consumers, announces mobile network provider Optus.

Source: iTWire

Tue, 21st Jun 2022

5G vs. NBN: Which has better speeds, price, and more?

Australia's 5G networks have arrived and Australians are starting to wonder: which is better? 5G or the NBN? In this guide, we compare the two on price, speed, availability and more.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 20th Jun 2022

Data-only SIM plans in Australia

While tablets were designed for people on the move, data-only SIMs help you make the most of this great device! Find a cheap plan with Belong, Telstra, Optus and more to suit your data needs.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co says TPG tie-up could help Telstra sidestep spectrum limits

NBN Co has accused Telstra of trying to use its deal with TPG to circumvent limits on spectrum ownership.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 17th Jun 2022

Meta, Google, Twitter vow to fight fake news better

Meta, Alphabet unit Google, Twitter and Microsoft agreed on Thursday to take a tougher line against disinformation under an updated EU code of practice that could hit them with hefty fines if they fail to do so.

Source: iTnews Australia

NAB backs Telstra-TPG network sharing tie-up

National Australia Bank has publicly backed the proposed network-sharing deal between Telstra and TPG Telecom, believing it may lead to lower costs and backup options for its travelling workforce.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 16th Jun 2022

Internet Explorer reaches the end of the line

Microsoft’s legacy Internet Explorer web browser, which roamed the internet for nearly 27 years​, has been officially retired as of June 15.

Source: ARN

Wed, 15th Jun 2022

Singtel hands Optus Enterprise back to Aussie management

​Optus will take operational control of its business-to-business arm following a decentralisation process by its parent company Singtel.

Source: ARN

Save on Aussie Broadband’s fastest NBN plans for EOFY

Check out Aussie Broadband’s EOFY discounts on selected NBN plans for big savings.

Source: WhistleOut

Nokia demos 100Gb/second broadband technology

Finnish telecommunications vendor Nokia’s research arm, Nokia Bell Labs, is presenting the first 100Gb/second broadband technology at Fibre Connect 2022 at Nashville, Tennessee.

Source: iTWire