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Friday, 21 July 2017

Optus will spend $1bn to improve its regional mobile network

Optus has pledged to spend $1 billion over the next year to improve its regional mobile network in what it claims is the biggest investment into regional coverage in the company's history.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pumps $1B into regional mobile network expansion

The new investment is company’s largest regional capital expenditure program in its 25-year history.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Labor seeks access to NBN’s speed database

Shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has filed a freedom of information request seeking access to NBN’s database of estimated theoretical maximum speeds for households.

Source: Computerworld

Can't say superfast: ACCC tells misleading telcos to lawyer up

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has said he expects to be taking telcos to court over misleading claims on broadband speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC doesn't think FTTN's bad name to blame for NBN backhaul woes

The ACCC has cast doubt on industry claims that NBN Co’s CVC price construct is not fit-for-purpose for the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) portion of the network, and is therefore a factor in retail service providers (RSPs) not buying enough of it.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC puts big four telcos on notice over broadband speed claims

Australia’s competition watchdog expects to take legal action by the end of the year.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Data retention's value for money still not proven: Criminologist

The $750 million being spent on Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme could buy a lot of crime-fighting, says criminologist Rick Sarre. Meanwhile, police are challenged by the rise of cyber crime.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Free wi-fi for Adelaide's entire public transport network

The South Australian government has given itself less than six months to have free wi-fi across Adelaide's full public transport network up and running.

Source: iTnews Australia

Swap or go: Telstra workers’ redundancy conundrum

​Telstra workers hit in 1400-strong redundancy round may have a job-swap option open to them. But will they be able to take it?

Source: ARN