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Thu, 17th Sep 2020

Aussie Broadband gives customers a chance to collectively buy a quarter of AU$40m IPO

Victorian-based ISP Aussie Broadband is giving any customers it had at September 7 a chance to purchase between 2,000 and 10,000 shares as part of its initial public offering (IPO).

Source: ZDNet Australia

Netflix, YouTube to lift Aussie bitrate restrictions once more

Bitrate restrictions re-introduced by Netflix and YouTube in Australia could be lifted again permanently from next week, with at least one retail service provider believing they are “unlikely” to be reinstated.

Source: iTnews Australia

Boost Mobile's 20 years of success in telco disruption

It has been 20 years since Boost Mobile launched, becoming a massive brand in the US and a great success in Australia too, supporting a range of sports but also by offering and even pioneering genuinely competitive offers on Australia's best network.

Source: iTWire

Tangerine is doing practically unlimited home wireless broadband if you're sick of the NBN

Just in case you want to watch 25 days straight of YouTube every month.

Source: WhistleOut

Optus switches on 100th mobile black spot tower

Optus has switched on its 100th mobile black spot tower, with a newly activated tower going live at the south east Queensland town of Boreen Point, as it works towards its goal of delivering a total of 47 mobile black spot sites across Queensland.

Source: iTWire

Tue, 15th Sep 2020

NAB strikes enterprise telco deal with TPG

NAB has struck an enterprise agreement with TPG Telecom that will see it use a mix of TPG and NBN fixed-line services as well as Vodafone mobile services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Uniti Wireless bumps up OptiComm acquisition offer

OptiComm has flagged its approval of a renewed acquisition offer from Uniti Group valuing the target company at roughly $610 million.

Source: ARN

Telstra pays out more to shareholders than its net profit

In a somewhat surprising display of generosity, Telstra has paid out more as dividends to its shareholders compared to its net profit for the year 2019-20.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 11th Sep 2020

Optus announces new NBN standalone 50/20 and 100/20 plans

Optus has announced new standalone NBN home internet plans that are split into two categories: 50/20Mbps and 100/50Mbps plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thu, 10th Sep 2020

Huawei Australia official urges Turnbull to stop embarrassing himself over 5G

Huawei Australia's chief corporate affairs officer Jeremy Mitchell has taken another swing at former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, after the latter claimed during an interview on ABC's Radio National that the operational core and radio access parts of the network in 5G could not be split.

Source: iTWire

Watchdog sets March 2021 cut-off for NBN Co, telco cooperation

​The competition watchdog has issued a final determination granting authorisation for NBN Co and a group of telco providers to work together until 31 March next year to bolster capacity amid COVID-19 disruptions.

Source: ARN

Optus will now offer 100Mbps and uncapped 5G home internet products

Optus is changing the way it prices its ‘5G’ home internet services, including the creation of a $75 a month product with roughly the same speed profile as a fixed-line 100Mbps NBN service.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus unveils uncapped speed 5G Home internet plan for AU$90 a month

For those approximately 420,000 households lucky enough to be in the Optus 5G footprint, the telco has unveiled a pair of unlimited data plans on Thursday.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Aussie Broadband’s Phillip Britt wins ACOMM top award

Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt has taken out the Australian communications industry’s most prestigious accolade, with the award of the title of Communications Ambassador 2020 at this year’s ACOMM awards.

Source: iTWire

Optus appeals to customer ‘usage habits’ with launch of new 5G Internet plans

Optus is launching two new 5G Internet plans targeting its customers with the options of selecting a 5G high speed and streamed entertainment package it claims will best meet their usage habits.

Source: iTWire

Tue, 08th Sep 2020

Good Deal: Get 100GB mobile plan for $45 per month on Vodafone

Vodafone is currently offering a $15 per month discount on its 100GB mobile plan.

Source: WhistleOut

ACCC to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia's competition watchdog on Tuesday said it would look into the use of and sharing of data by apps and the extent of competition between Apple's and Google's app stores.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 04th Sep 2020

NBN Co extends additional capacity offer for third time

NBN Co has announced the third extension to its offer to provide internet retailers with additional data capacity at no extra cost until the new end date of 30 November.

Source: ARN