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Fri, 23rd Oct 2020

NBN Co proposes app bandwidth limits when its wireless network is busy

NBN Co is shopping a proposal to limit the bandwidth consumption of certain applications - including P2P, software and game patches and releases, VPN traffic and ultra-high definition video - in busy times on its fixed wireless network.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG, Aussie Broadband seek longer-term price change from NBN Co

TPG and Aussie Broadband want NBN Co to take a longer-term view on plan pricing and fees after the network operator floated yet another round of short-term discounts as well as the resurrection of excess bandwidth charges this week.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC mulls SMB, non-NBN speed monitoring

The Australian competition watchdog is considering an extension to its broadband speed monitoring program ahead of its expiry next year.

Source: ARN

NBN Co sets a low bar to qualify for a full-fibre upgrade

NBN Co has set a low bar for fibre-to-the-node users to qualify for a last-mile full fibre upgrade, while also revealing the anticipated full cost-per-premises of an upgraded line.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 22nd Oct 2020

ACCC agrees to Uniti Group separation

​Uniti Wireless will functionally split its operations in two following approval from Australia’s competition watchdog.

Source: ARN

NBN Co offers discounts and rebates as COVID-19 capacity offer ends

NBN Co is set to offer NBN retailers discounts and rebates on higher speed plans, following the conclusion of its additional capacity offer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: ARN

Broadband tax model review questions cost clawback

NBN-like operators subject to the regional broadband levy will be mostly subsidising past losses incurred by NBN Co on its fixed wireless and satellite networks, with new advice estimating future losses to 2040 could be covered by a $2.94 charge.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra and Optus want mobile blackspot program to consider indoor coverage

Australia's two largest mobile network operators want the Australian government to take into account in-building mobile coverage when selecting sites for future rounds of the mobile blackspot program (MBSP).

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co to restart extra bandwidth charges in December

NBN Co will end its 40 percent bandwidth bonus at the end of November, saying peak data demand has returned to “normal forecast levels of growth”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 21st Oct 2020

ACCC watching US monopoly case against Google, hits back at tech giant's 'popularity'

Australia's competition chief Rod Sims says he's "delighted" that the US Government has Google in its sights in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits of the past 20 years.

Source: ABC News

Labor latches onto AU$57 billion figure as NBN cost

The Australian Labor Party has latched onto admissions from representatives of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications that AU$51 billion plus AU$6 billion does indeed equal AU$57 billion.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Consumers, telcos to benefit from new NBN consumer experience rules: ACMA

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has taken action to enhance NBN consumer experience rules to protect Australians during the final phase of the National Broadband Network migration.

Source: iTWire

Tue, 20th Oct 2020

Telstra drops extra large discount on XL mobile plan

Telstra discounted its Extra Large Mobile Plan by $50 per month, skyrocketing it to the best value plan from the provider.

Source: WhistleOut

Fri, 16th Oct 2020

Aussie Broadband lists on the ASX one week early

Aussie Broadband has begun trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) after raising $40 million in an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO).

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband lists on ASX in $40 million IPO

​Telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with a $40-million initial public offering.

Source: ARN

Port Macquarie gets improved mobile coverage with Optus tower

Mobile phone coverage in the NSW town of Port Macquarie has been boosted with Optus switching on a new tower in the area which it says will deliver even better mobile coverage and connectivity.

Source: iTWire

Thu, 15th Oct 2020

Comms Minister weighs in on watchdog's regulation of the NBN

​NBN Co’s wholesale prices, business market competition and spectrum are some of the issues highlighted in federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher’s Statement of Expectations to the ACCC.

Source: ARN

Amaysim pays $126K penalty for ‘unlimited’ mobile data ad

Telco provider amaysim has paid penalties totalling $126,000 for alleged false or misleading representations about its mobile phone plans in an advertisement posted to Twitter.

Source: ARN