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Broadband News

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Save $10 per month on most Telstra mobile plans

Telstra is discounting most of its mobile plans by $10 per month for your first 12 months.

Source: WhistleOut

Accessible Telecoms made easier with Vodafone: ACCAN

People with disability will now be able to access in-store information about telco products suited to their needs through a new partnership between disability telecommunications service Accessible Telecoms and Vodafone Australia.

Source: iTWire

Optus completes 5G data call using 2300MHz spectrum

Optus is claiming to have made the world's first 5G data call using 2300MHz spectrum.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus and Ericsson make 5G call over 2300MHz

​​Optus has made its first 5G data call over 2300MHz spectrum in what is being claimed to be a world-first by a telecommunications carrier.

Source: ARN

How NBN Co struck its bothersome business deals

NBN Co is continuing to assert itself in the enterprise and government market, recently signing on big four bank Westpac in addition to the likes of Woolworths, Coles and Australia Post.

Source: iTnews Australia

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Vodafone will now email out your eSIM phone plan

Customers will no longer need to go a Vodafone store to get an eSIM-powered phone plan, with the telco today enabling online orders and SIM swaps for subscribers with a compatible device. Vodafone customers after an eSIM will now receive a QR code email, along with a confirmation code sent to their phone via text. Scanning this QR code will add the to a compatible device.

Source: WhistleOut

Friday, 6 December 2019

Telstra's Tumut exchange "severely damaged" by fire

Fire has “severely damaged” the Telstra exchange in the NSW Riverina town of Tumut, cutting fixed-line and Telstra mobile services to the entire town.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telco industry called to pitch in on mobile number porting fraud rules

The consumer watchdog wants industry help to work out how best telco providers should handle the porting of mobile numbers to avoid fraudulent requests.

Source: ARN

NBN contractor fined $40K over unpaid work

​Queensland networking contractor Attain Solutions has been fined $41,040 for failing to pay a teenage worker for a month of work.

Source: ARN