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Thu, 11th Aug 2022

Samsung will upgrade your new foldable if you pre-order (and you'll get another treat)

Samsung’s latest foldables are up for pre-order, and regardless of where you decide to buy it through you’ll get a free storage upgrade. Meaning if you buy the 128GB Z Flip 4 you’ll get the 256GB version at no extra cost, or the 512GB Z Fold for the price of the 256GB.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra earnings dip but remains confident to manage economic uncertainty

Telstra’s net profit has absorbed a 4.6 per cent hit down to $1.8 billion while total income sank 4.7 per cent down to $22 billion for the financial year ending 30 June.

Source: ARN

Tue, 09th Aug 2022

Affordability remains NBN Co's main problem, says Budde

The NBN Co continues to have a problem with the affordability of its network, independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says following the company's announced of its FY22 results on Tuesday.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co sees revenue up, costs and losses down, but ARPU hardly moves

NBN Co more than doubled its profit between 2021 and 2022, driven by growth in its subscriber base and falling costs, but its high-speed customer base and average revenue per user (ARPU) remain almost unchanged since 2021.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co revenue rises 10 per cent to $5.1B

National broadband network builder NBN Co has seen total revenue rise 10 per cent to $5.1 billion in FY22 ending 30 June.

Source: ARN

Fri, 05th Aug 2022

Aussie Broadband launches reseller partner program

Aussie Broadband has launched a partner program targeted at resellers to expand its reach across the country.

Source: ARN

Thu, 04th Aug 2022

We did the math on Telstra's new family mobile bundles

Telstra has launched new family mobile bundles, but are they any good?

Source: WhistleOut

Wed, 03rd Aug 2022

Best NBN 50 plans in Australia

Strike a balance between speed and price with an NBN 50 plan. We compare Dodo, Optus, SpinTel and more to get you the best NBN deal.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra deregisters 900MHz sites “hindering” Optus 5G rollout

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted against Telstra for spectrum hoarding, after the incumbent telco used legacy access to 900MHz spectrum to baulk Optus’ 5G network rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 02nd Aug 2022

Telstra completes Fetch TV transaction

Telstra has completed its acquisition of a 51.4% interest in Fetch TV.

Source: iTWire

Mon, 01st Aug 2022

ACMA takes action against 7 telcos for failing to comply with TCP Code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered telcos AirTel, Just ISP, New Sprout, City Communications, 1Telecom, and PennyTel to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code after failing to submit compulsory compliance statements in 2021 and fined Exetel for $13,320 after also failing to submit the same documents in 2019.

Source: iTWire

This telco wants your next iPhone to be an old iPhone

Another Telstra network provider is now slinging refurbished phones.

Source: WhistleOut

Aussie Broadband nears end of NBN PoI fibre rollout

Aussie Broadband says its fibre rollout to NBN points of interconnect is 90 percent complete.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 28th Jul 2022

NBN Co's lack of notice of 'planned' works irks Telstra, users

Telstra has shed light on what appears to be a growing, though largely undocumented, service quality problem with the NBN, where retailers are given less than an hours' notice of "planned" works.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 27th Jul 2022

NBN Co goes back to the drawing board on ‘appalling’ SAU

NBN Co has withdrawn its proposal for an updated Special Access Undertaking that has been labelled “appalling” by one industry body and is planning to submit a revised version next month.

Source: ARN

NBN Co told to 'reset' its pricing model

NBN Co will withdraw its special access undertaking from ACCC review and make “substantive changes” to it in line with a revised set of expectations coming from the new federal government.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 21st Jul 2022

Optus boosts NSW Telco Authority network reach with Kymeta antennas

Optus has supplied eight additional cell on wheels (CoW) antennas to the NSW Telco Authority, boosting the potential reach of the agency’s emergency services network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 20th Jul 2022

TPG, iiNet, Kogan, and Lebara customers get a free 5G trial on select mobile plans

TPG Telecom (the parent company of Vodafone, TPG, et al) is switching on 5G for MVNOs, with four of its wholesale partners offering customers a free trial of next-generation connectivity on select plans. 5G will be available free of charge to eligible customers on TPG, iiNet, Lebara, and Kogan mobile plans until October 26, unless further extended.

Source: WhistleOut