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Broadband News

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Telstra turns on 10,000th mobile network site

Telstra has turned on its 10,000th mobile network site, throwing the switch on a 5G site in the regional Australian city of Toowoomba.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone temporarily block websites after Christchurch attack

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have instituted temporary ISP-level blocks on websites hosting footage of last Friday’s Christchurch attacks.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG takes a $150M hit to profit after mobile network halt

TPG Telecom has closed the first half of 2019 with $46.9 million in net profit after tax, down 76.4 per cent or $151.2 million less than the previous corresponding year.

Source: ARN

TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has announced a reported net profit after tax of $46.9 million for the first half of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended on 31 January, a drop of 76.4% from $198.6 million, year on year.

Source: iTWire

Slow internet speeds no roadblock for top-flight Australian gamer

Ashley 'Trill' Powell has overcome slow and patchy internet coverage in Broome to become one of e-sports' biggest athletes in Overwatch.

Source: ABC News

Monday, 18 March 2019

Telstra and Optus secure round four mobile blackspot sites

Telstra and Optus are set to build out 180 new base stations under the fourth round of the government’s mobile blackspots program.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra says expanded investment will eliminate more mobile black spots

Telstra says it will eliminate black spots at 131 locations under Round Four of the Federal Government mobile black spot program, “expanding its investment to bring new or improved coverage to more communities in regional Australia”.  

Source: iTWire

ISP Activ8me hit with fine over false advertising

Internet service provider Activ8me has been fined $250,000 by the Federal Court for false and misleading advertising about its services and not displaying a single price in these ads.

Source: iTWire