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Thu, 02nd Dec 2021

Aussie Broadband makes formal $344m bid for Over The Wire

Aussie Broadband has made a formal proposal to buy Over The Wire for $344 million, to be paid out in a mix of cash and shares.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband stakes $390M on Over the Wire

​Aussie Broadband looks set to fork out $390 million for cloud, IT and telco services provider Over the Wire in one of the biggest channel deals of the year.

Source: ARN

We fact checked Anthony Albanese on Australia's broadband speed rankings. Here's what we found

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says Australia's has slipped to 59th in the world in the average broadband speed rankings. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Source: ABC News

Wed, 01st Dec 2021

NBN 1000 (Ultrafast) plans: Fastest internet in Australia

NBN 1000 is the fastest speed tier available on the NBN, but is it worth it? Can you even get it? Find out.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 30th Nov 2021

Optus starts its own 5G standalone trials

Optus has started “limited trials” of 5G standalone services ahead of a planned commercial launch of the network in 2022.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband and YourDC partner for Adelaide dark fibre build

​Telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband has teamed up with data centre operator YourDC to roll out 112km of dark fibre across Adelaide.

Source: ARN

Mon, 29th Nov 2021

Telcos get new powers to block malicious SMS scams at scale

Australian telcos have been handed new powers to prevent malicious SMS messages from being sent, by automatically detecting and blocking them at a network level.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

When NBN promo deals end, customers and telcos revert to old speeds

The latest edition of the NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed the number of connections on NBN's 250/25Mbps Superfast and 500-1000Mbps/50Mbps Ultrafast plans has dropped by nearly 200,000 lines.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra vs. Optus 5G home internet plans: How do they compare

How do Telstra and Optus 5G home internet plans compare?

Source: WhistleOut

TPG Telecom makes fresh play to be a 'more robust competitor to NBN Co'

TPG Telecom has set in motion a plan that would release it from rules that curtailed its fixed-line infrastructure ambitions and "likely" make it a “more robust competitor to NBN Co”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 18th Nov 2021

TPG Telecom paves way for functional separation

Australia’s national competition watchdog is seeking feedback on a proposed joint functional separation of TPG Telecom.

Source: ARN

Labor to give 30,000 families free NBN for a year

Federal Labor has pledged to fund an NBN service for 30,000 families currently without a home internet connection for a year, while a longer-term strategy is created.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 17th Nov 2021

The NBN has been 'fully operational' for almost a year, but some Australians still don't have reliable internet

Fixed wireless connections are typically used in regional and rural areas, but many Australians are still struggling with access and reliability issues.

Source: ABC News

Labor commits to making AU$2.4b 'investment' to extend on-demand FttN upgrades

The Australian Labor Party has said that should it win government at the next election, it would be spending AU$2.4 billion to extend the existing NBN fibre to the node (FttN) upgrade plan to a further 1.5 million premises.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vandals topple second Vic NBN wireless tower in four years

Saboteurs have caused an NBN fixed wireless tower in Victoria’s Gippsland region to collapse, the second such incident in the area in the past four years.

Source: iTnews Australia

You now have three new choices for 5G home internet plans

Following on from TPG and Vodafone launching 5G home internet plans, sibling brands iiNet, Internode, and Westnet have followed suit. The trio are all offering identical plans, but the pricing varies slightly from TPG and Vodafone's offering.

Source: WhistleOut

TPG Telecom and Samsung complete 5G virtualised RAN trials with 26GHz mmWave

TPG Telecom and Samsung Electronics Australia have expanded their 5G mmWave technology collaboration to more trial sites after successfully completing the first 5G virtualised, radio access network (vRAN) trials with 26GHz mmWave in Australia.

Source: iTWire

Fletcher says, Labor can't be trusted on the NBN

Based on the reported leaked Labor NBN policy, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher issued a statement.

Source: iTWire