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Monday, 21 May 2018

Optus pitches benefits of new broadband offerings

Australia’s second biggest telco Optus is tempting customers with a promise of fast speeds, more entertainment options and $10 off their monthly bill with the launch of its new suite of fixed broadband plans.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone launches 4.9G on Huawei in Sydney’s West, more sites to come

Vodafone's first FDD Massive MIMO trial site has gone live in Parramatta, the first of five sites across Australia to act as trial locations for 4.9G, with Sydney's Chinatown and Haymarket to follow, and it's using Huawei technology to make it happen. 

Source: iTWire

Telstra grappling with another mobile outage, says triple-0 service not affected

Telstra says sorry to angry customers as it is hit with another outage to its mobile phone network, with reports of problems in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and other population hubs.

Source: ABC News

Vodafone starts deploying its first massive MIMO sites

Vodafone is rolling out the first three massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) sites on its mobile network in Sydney.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus hires Kevin Russell as new chief

Vocus has secured the services of long-time retail telecommunications executive Kevin Russell as its new CEO following Geoff Horth’s exit in February.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 18 May 2018

ACMA opens consultation on 5G spectrum auction

The ACMA is seeking feedback on its upcoming 5G spectrum auction in Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus and Telstra battle in court over 'unlimited' mobile ads

Optus argued in court that consumers could assume Telstra's 'unlimited' mobile network ads refer to unlimited network coverage and unthrottled data speeds; Telstra argued the industry is 'awash' with unlimited advertising.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Comms Alliance suggests 'improvements' to NBN migration rules

The telecommunications industry lobby group, Communications Alliance, has put forward what it says are improvements that would make new draft NBN migration rules more oriented to consumers and easier to put in place.

Source: iTWire

Optus clocks earnings surge despite NBN suspension woes

Optus has revealed a $42 million quarter-on-quarter fall in net profit for the three months ending March, citing lower revenues from NBN service migrations.

Source: ARN

Telstra shares are in the dumps. What can save the company's profits?

Telstra's shares are at seven-year lows as the NBN and growing mobile competition erode its once hefty profit margins. But analysts say there is one hope to turn the company's profits around, writes Andrew Robertson.

Source: ABC News

Telstra ad battle: Optus told to hold off on 'best mobile network' claims

Australia's second largest telecommunications company, Optus, will have to take a second-row seat behind Telstra for a while in the claims race for being the best mobile network in the country, with a judge yesterday telling the telco it would have to hold off on ads pushing this claim.

Source: iTWire