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Sat, 02nd Dec 2023

Satellite NBN customers can now get cheaper unlimited data plans

Australians connecting to the NBN via satellite now have more options when it comes to unlimited data plans.

Source: WhistleOut

Fri, 01st Dec 2023

Telcos blocked 336.7M scam texts in the past year

Australian telcos have blocked over 336.7 million scam texts since July 2022, according to new figures released by the ACMA.

Source: ARN

Thu, 30th Nov 2023

NBN Co launches new Wholesale Broadband Agreement

Broadband operator NBN Co has launched a new Wholesale Broadband Agreement (WBA5) with Retail Service Providers (RSPs).

Source: iTWire

Tue, 28th Nov 2023

Optus begins compensating customers with cash over nationwide outage after earlier offer of extra data

In written answers to Senate questions on notice, Optus has confirmed it has paid compensation in cash to customers affected by its nationwide outage on November 8, after being slammed for originally only offering extra data.

Source: ABC News

Mon, 27th Nov 2023

ACCC keeps eye on tech giants' expanding reach

The ACCC is homing in on the rapid reach and influence of tech giants, and the impact that has on competition, data collection and emerging technologies.

Source: iTnews Australia

Comms dept staffers with Optus unable to call Triple Zero during outage

Two out of three federal communications department staff with Optus mobiles could not access Triple Zero on the morning of the Optus outage.

Source: iTnews Australia

Digital platforms face ACCC scrutiny for data collection and ‘unfavourable’ cloud storage’

The walled gardens of digital platform giants are the latest areas to come under regulatory scrutiny as part of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

Source: ARN

Sun, 26th Nov 2023

NBN Co energy deal jumpstarts new solar farm in southeast Queensland

Broadband operator NBN Co has signed a third renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) that will underwrite the construction of a new 120MW solar farm in southeast Queensland.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 24th Nov 2023

Black Friday NBN and internet deals 2023

Save up to $240 on NBN over 12 months, try 5G home internet for $1 for the first month, and more Black Friday internet deals.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN impersonation scams hitting Aussies for $1.2M this year

Impersonation scams based on representing the National Broadband Network (NBN) have hit Australians to the tune of $1.2 million during the first nine months of the year.

Source: ARN

Thu, 23rd Nov 2023

ACMA grants four companies 3.4/3.7GHz spectrum

The Australian Communications and Media Authority announced four companies won spectrum in its 3.4/3.7GHz bands spectrum allocation process.

Source: iTWire

Telstra snaps up new mid band spectrum

Internet provider Telstra has secured up to 110MHz of additional “mid band” in the 3.4/3.7GHz spectrum auction held by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, which was held last Tuesday.

Source: iTWire

NEXTDC starts building Darwin data centre

NEXTDC has kicked off its $80 million data centre build in Darwin, with the hope of launching the facility mid next year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra drops over half a billion dollars on 5G spectrum

Telstra has emerged as the biggest bidder in Australia’s recent auction of spectrum in the 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz bands, laying out more than half a billion dollars in a process that netted the government nearly $722 million.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 22nd Nov 2023

Get up to $250 credit if you upgrade to fibre NBN with TPG

TPG is giving NBN customers who upgrade to full fibre a $250 credit.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 21st Nov 2023

Aussie Broadband offers big Black Friday savings on its fastest internet plans

Aussie Broadband is offering year-long discounts on its fastest NBN plans, plus 50% off its mobile plans for six months.

Source: WhistleOut

Optus’ year from hell raises questions for parent company Singtel

There are calls for Singtel to consider selling Optus and make it an Australian owned and operated company, after two major crises in just over a year.

Source: SMH

Mon, 20th Nov 2023

Optus CEO resigns in wake of nationwide outage

Optus chief executive officer Kelly Bayer Rosmarin resigns in the wake of November 8's nationwide outage.

Source: ABC News