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Tue, 22nd Nov 2022

5G home internet plans now start under $30 for Black Friday

iiNet, TPG, Internode, and Vodafone have made every 5G home broadband plan half-priced for the first six months, provided you sign up before December 2.

Source: WhistleOut

Sun, 20th Nov 2022

Telco complaints drop in the third consecutive quarter, Communications Alliance report finds

The average number of complaints per service to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) fell to a record low in July-September, declining for the third consecutive quarter, according to Communications Alliance’s Complaints-in-Context Report.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 18th Nov 2022

ACMA consults on proposed changes to 2 GHz spectrum licence technical framework

Telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)has opened a consultation to seek views on proposed changes to the 2 GHz (1920–1980 MHz and 2110–2170 MHz) spectrum licence technical framework.

Source: iTWire

Thu, 17th Nov 2022

Optus had a chance to cut a deal with TPG, but missed it

TPG and Telstra have told the ACCC that Optus had the chance to negotiate a network-sharing or roaming deal with TPG, but chose not to.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 11th Nov 2022

ACCC wants digital platform consumer protection laws

Digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon and TikTok need to be subjected by law to mandatory dispute resolution, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 10th Nov 2022

Optus commits $140M towards cyber recovery

​Optus has put $140 million aside as an ‘exceptional expense’ towards recovery activities following its mass cyber security breach ​in September.

Source: ARN

NBN Co eyes 25Gbps services

NBN Co CTO Ray Owen has unveiled some of the upgrades the network builder has in mind as it pushes the capability of residential fibre beyond the current single gigabit speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 09th Nov 2022

Telcoinabox launches Telstra Wholesale 5G mobile plans

Wholesale telecommunications provider Telcoinabox, a subsidiary of Symbio, has launched Telstra Wholesale 5G mobile plans for resellers and telecommunication service providers in Australia.

Source: iTWire

Customers should soon see more transparency around 5G home internet speeds

5G home internet is rapidly becoming a potential NBN replacement for Australians, but the lack of transparency around typical evening speeds still leaves a question mark around its viability. This is set to change, thanks to a new Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guide issued by the ACCC last week.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 08th Nov 2022

NBN Co gears up for SAU implementation with WBA5 consultation

NBN Co is preparing to implement its revised SAU through the release of the fifth iteration of its wholesale broadband agreement.

Source: ARN

Vocus launches Australia's first 400Gbps Wavelength Ethernet

​Vocus is claiming to have launched Australia’s first commercial 400Gbps Wavelength Ethernet product.

Source: ARN

Vocus upgrades Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne links

Vocus has gone live with a wavelength service offering 400Gbps connections between Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Source: iTnews Australia

Mon, 07th Nov 2022

Optus agrees to refund NSW users for licences, others are in limbo

Telco Singtel Optus has agreed to reimburse the costs of a new driving licence for NSW residents who were hit by the telco's catastrophic data breach.

Source: iTWire

Telstra welcomes 5G standalone-capable smartphones at last

Two years later than it first hoped, Telstra is now hailing the arrival of consumer devices that can use the 5G network slicing technology it deployed in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

NSW tops NBN impersonation scam chart with $550K loss

NSW has ranked as the number one state for National Broadband Network impersonation scam losses so far this year, with $553,205 taken by thieves as of 30 September.

Source: ARN

Thu, 03rd Nov 2022

'It's a concern': Government demands answers over Australia Post and NBN Co bonuses

The federal government has sought an explanation from government-owned businesses about executive salaries and bonuses worth tens of millions of dollars.

Source: ABC News

Wed, 02nd Nov 2022

Huawei ban hobbled competition, Optus claims

The Turnbull government’s decision to ban Huawei equipment from Australian 5G networks has become part of the context behind Optus’ objections to the Telstra-TPG multi-operator carrier network (MOCN) deal.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus backs 'likelihood' of TPG deal if Telstra-TPG tie-up rejected

Optus says a tie-up with TPG Telecom should be considered “at least a real commercial likelihood” if a proposed TPG-Telstra network and spectrum sharing deal is rejected.

Source: iTnews Australia