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Friday, 22 June 2018

NBN Co sees less than one percent of area switches built

Less than one percent of areas that explore a mass upgrade of their last-mile NBN access technology actually go through with it, according to new figures released by NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia

From 358 Area Switch applications, NBN has upgraded two MDUs so far

The program to allow councils or apartment blocks to upgrade NBN connection technology is shooting less than 1 percent.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus says still working on making Optus Sport free for Aussies

Telecommunications provider Optus says its Optus Sport service is being modified so that it can be accessed free of charge until 31 August, as per the announcement by its chief executive Allan Lew on Wednesday.

Source: iTWire

'Floptus' debacle proves audiences are not quite ready for change

If the meltdown of Optus Sport's World Cup coverage was annoying for fans, it had potentially dire consequences for Australia's media-rights addicted sports.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Optus had 'no choice' but to offer free access after 'Floptus' World Cup fail

After scoring a spectacular own goal with its World Cup streaming fail, Optus is setting up a counter-attack to try and equalise the score and head off the threat from a potentially revitalised Telstra.

Source: ABC News

Some bush users to attract higher charges under NBN pricing review

NBN Co is set to ditch equivalent pricing between fibre and fixed wireless connections, meaning regional users could pay more.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Telstra2022: Key takeaways from Telstra's new strategy

ZDNet unpacks the main points of Telstra's new three-year strategy, including the establishment of InfraCo and Global Business Services, and how it will handle NBN, 5G, and TPG.

Source: ZDNet Australia

CDN failure compounded Optus' FIFA World Cup woes

Optus CEO Allen Lew has revealed that the telco has struck an agreement with SBS to have the broadcaster simulcast FIFA World Cup matches until the end of the group stages on 29 June.

Source: Computerworld

Optus hands rest of World Cup group matches to SBS after streaming debacle

Optus announces all World Cup matches will be simulcast on SBS from tonight until the end of the group stage and customers who have already paid to access their coverage during the tournament will receive refunds.

Source: ABC News

Telstra predicts 5G boost to wireless-only households

Telstra’s CEO, Andy Penn, says that the telco believes 5G could potentially boost by 10-15 percentage points the proportion of Australian households choosing to go wireless-only. Currently around 15 per cent of homes have no fixed broadband services, the CEO today told a Telstra strategy update briefing.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra to deploy 5G in three phases

Telstra is planning to deploy its 5G network in three tranches with “full commercial deployment” expected in FY20.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra's big bang splits the company in two as 8,000 jobs go. Will it work?

Telstra chief executive Andy Penn has detonated a hand grenade with plans to cut 8,000 jobs and slash the business in two, but the full impact of the changes won't be known until well after the dust has settled, writes Stephen Letts.

Source: ABC News

Telstra share price slides on massive restructure

Telstra’s drastic plan to cut 9500 jobs and restructure its business has seen its share price slide five percent and led to a wave of criticism.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra completely changes how it sells enterprise services

Telstra is set to automate as much of the provisioning of business services as possible, revealing a new suite called ‘connected workplace’ that can be consumed on a cloud-like basis.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra cuts show public services must stay public: Greens

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Source: iTWire

Inside Telstra's new infrastructure business plans

Telstra has announced plans to create a new standalone infrastructure business, Telstra InfraCo, as part of the telco's 2022 strategy.

Source: ARN

Telstra to be network-ready for 5G by first-half FY19

Telstra aims to be ready to take advantage of the 5G market, saying it will be network-ready by the first half of FY19 and rolling out to capital cities, regional centres and other high-demand areas by FY20.

Source: iTWire

'We are creating a new Telstra': 8,000 jobs slashed but shares slammed

Telstra says 8,000 employee and contractor positions will be cut as it targets $2.5 billion in cost cutting by the 2022 financial year, but investors are not impressed by falling profits, sending the company's shares down 7 per cent.

Source: ABC News