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Tue, 29th Nov 2022

7685 scam emails blocked per minute: Telstra

Telco giant Telstra has lifted the lid on the checks it uses to help protect its customers against email, SMS and phone call scams.

Source: ARN

Government urged to end 'broadband tax'

The federal government should scrap its so-called “broadband tax” and spend $750 million directly funding NBN Co’s loss-making remote satellite and wireless services, according to a two-year investigation by a unit of the Productivity Commission.

Source: iTnews Australia

Best NBN providers and their NBN plans compared

Learn who’s who in the market and compare Australia’s best NBN providers including Superloop, Dodo, Telstra, Tangerine, TPG and more.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 28th Nov 2022

US Government bans Chinese telco equipment citing security concerns

The United States government has banned electronic equipment from several Chinese tech firms on the basis of national security concerns.

Source: iTWire

Sun, 27th Nov 2022

ACMA blocks nine more gambling websites

The ACMA has requested Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block more nine gambling websites after investigations found out in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Source: iTWire

Thu, 24th Nov 2022

Support grows for active mobile network sharing

There are growing calls for future mobile coverage funding (such as under the Mobile Black Spot Program) to encourage active network sharing amount telecommunications carriers.

Source: iTnews Australia

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