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Broadband News

Monday, 20 May 2019

Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google

Study finds adding a phone number to a Google account blocks all automated attempts, 99% of bulk attacks, and 66% of targeted attacks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus claims 100Mbps average speeds on 5G fixed wireless

Optus is set to invite more customers to connect to its 5G precursor fixed wireless service after getting the first crop of users to achieve average speeds of 100Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus to offer 5G to selected users, top speed 295Mbps

Australia's second biggest telco Singtel Optus will give select customers in five suburbs the opportunity to sample its 5G Home Broadband product by the end of the month.

Source: iTWire

Indigo consortium's subsea cables 'about to go live'

The Indigo consortium’s subsea cables connecting Singapore-Perth and Perth-Sydney are “about to go live”, entrepreneur Bevan Slattery says, adding a new route option for Australian internet traffic.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 17 May 2019

Telstra launches customer rewards program

Telstra has launched its loyalty program - Telstra Plus – claiming a ‘first of its kind' loyalty program for an Australian telco.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 16 May 2019

ACCC blames CMS error for leaking TPG-Vodafone decision

​The ACCC has conducted a full investigation into the incident that occurred on 8 May whereby the merger information between TPG and Vodafone was leaked prematurely.

Source: ARN

ACCC happy with competition level in NBN aggregation

Competition watchdog will not require dark fibre providers and NBN aggregators to report pricing data.

Source: ZDNet Australia

No need for dark fibre, NBN aggregation providers to report to ACCC

Competition in the market for NBN aggregation services is developing as the rollout of Australia's broadband network continues and there is, therefore, no need to ask dark fibre and wholesale aggregation service providers to provide pricing and supply data, the ACCC says.

Source: iTWire