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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

NBN rollout info by electorate released by Communications Department

Australians can check when their suburb will have NBN build commenced and under what technology thanks to an extensive document released by the Department of Communications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

AFP loses access to seized NBN documents

The Australian Federal Police has been refused access to thousands of documents it seized from former senator Stephen Conroy last year, after the politician's claim of parliamentary privilege was upheld.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN data usage continues to soar

The average household connected to the National Broadband Network is churning through 148 gigabytes of data every month, according to NBN.

Source: Computerworld

Vocus director steps out of the boardroom to lead wholesale business

Vocus director, Michael Simmons, has stepped out of the boardroom and into the company’s executive ranks to lead its enterprise and wholesale business.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Telstra loses legal fight over wholesale fee cut

Telstra has lost its legal battle to overturn a decision by the ACCC that forces the telco to lower the fees it charges rivals for access to its copper network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra loses fight against wholesale price cuts

Telstra has failed in its attempt to overturn a decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cut the prices the company can charge for wholesale services over the copper network.

Source: Computerworld

NBN points to 'tight cap' on mobile data preventing streaming despite speeds

While mobile operators are spruiking 'ever-faster speeds', their data caps are prohibiting consumers from streaming video content worry free -- something that NBN instead enables, the company has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co can't muddy SAU with open-ended clauses

NBN Co looks to be facing defeat in its campaign to insert open-ended clauses into the core regulatory agreement that sets terms and conditions for its operations until 2040.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC not sold on some changes to key NBN agreement

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision rejecting a number of changes proposed by NBN to the network operator’s Special Access Undertaking.

Source: Computerworld

Macquarie Telecom vies for investor confidence after Vocus sell-off

​Macquarie Telecom has moved to reassure shareholders after fellow telco, Vocus Group, sold off its multimillion-dollar stake in the company.

Source: ARN

Monday, 27 March 2017

NT government slams NBN's 'technically inferior' satellite service

NBN should cut the cap, move more users onto fixed-wireless services, and improve its Sky Muster satellite service reliability, the Northern Territory government has suggested.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Qantas postpones NBN on-board Wi-Fi after 'stability issues'

Wi-Fi on-board Qantas' domestic flights has been postponed until the middle of the year, with the Australian airline saying it is working with NBN and ViaSat on 'stability issues'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN 1Gbps services would cost AU$400 due to 'unfair' CVC: MyRepublic

Ahead of launching its gigatown in July, MyRepublic has said that no one else is offering 1Gbps services across the NBN because it would cost RSPs between AU$300 and AU$400 thanks to the CVC charge.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NT govt unloads on NBN satellite, pushes for fixed wireless

The Northern Territory’s government has called for fixed wireless instead of satellite to be used to deliver broadband to remote communities in the NT, accusing NBN’s Sky Muster service of delivering “poor performance”.

Source: Computerworld

ACCC upbeat on support for broadband speed monitoring program

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is “hopeful” of an announcement “in the near future” about government funding for an ACCC broadband speed monitoring program.

Source: Computerworld

Union flags further Telstra redundancies as outsourcing push continues

Telstra has continued cutting staff in its infrastructure divisions as the company moves to outsource services, according to the CWU.

Source: ARN