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Fri, 05th Mar 2021

NBN Co to start consulting on gigabit speeds for FTTC

NBN Co expects to start consulting with industry this month on the extension of its highest speed tiers, including up to gigabit, to part of its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) network.

Source: iTnews Australia

For a limited time Woolies has the best value plan on Telstra's network

Woolworths Mobile has introduced the biggest data plan on the Telstra network under $50, but you’ll need to be quick to get it.

Source: WhistleOut

Superloop is offering free NBN plan speed upgrades

Both new and existing customers can get a temporary speed bump on Superloop.

Source: WhistleOut

Thu, 04th Mar 2021

Telstra to wholesale eSIM activations to MVNOs

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) on Telstra's network will be able to activate eSIMs for their customers over the coming few months as the feature goes live, the telco said.

Source: iTnews Australia

Macquarie Telecom to switch mobile services from Telstra to Optus

Macquarie Telecom said it will end its existing wholesale mobile contract with Telstra and switch to cellular services over the Optus network instead, the latest telco to do so.

Source: iTnews Australia

Macquarie Telecom swaps Telstra wholesale mobile deal for Optus

Macquarie Telecom has signed a $34 million exclusive multi-year agreement with Optus for the deployment of mobile services in Australia, ending its wholesale mobile contract with Telstra as a result.

Source: ARN

Mon, 01st Mar 2021

Telco association denies planned device obsolescence is a trade tactic

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has jumped to the defence of its members to point out that they do not engage in planned obsolescence as a strategy.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN to stop new HFC connections pause mid-year

The company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network will start taking new hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connection orders again in either May or early June.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus now supports its customers with 100 'dedicated' communities

Optus has divided its Australian customer base among 100 dedicated “communities” that now handle all customer support requests, each trained in the local lexicon of the areas they are assigned.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 26th Feb 2021

NBN Co to resume new HFC orders from May

NBN Co is expected to resume taking orders for new hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) services from late May at the earliest after securing a fresh supply of network termination devices.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN HFC orders to restart by June

​NBN Co is to restart taking orders on new hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) services by at least June following negotiations with its chipset supplier.

Source: ARN

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook on Friday said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country's Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for using content on its platform.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 25th Feb 2021

TPG estimates $90M hit from COVID, NBN and regulatory headwinds

​TPG Telecom has estimated the financial impact from COVID-19 at $90 million to its reported earnings before tax, in addition to NBN and regulatory headwinds, in its full financial year results ending 31 December.

Source: ARN

TPG Telecom to start enticing NBN customers to move

TPG Telecom has estimated it could save around $50 million a year for every 100,000 customers it can entice off the NBN and onto its own network infrastructure.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australia's radiation safety agency debunks 5G concerns in new safety standard

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has used the launch of Australia's new radio wave safety standard to continue to quash concerns that 5G technology, mobile towers, and base stations can cause harmful health effects.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wed, 24th Feb 2021

Telstra InfraCo opens up dark fibre network

Telstra InfraCo's dark fibre optic network is now available for use across six Australian state capitals.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Mon, 22nd Feb 2021

Amaysim reports half-year results ahead of preparation to delist by the end of March

Amaysim has reported its 2021 half-year financial results, which comes following the sale of its energy and mobile businesses, as well as currently being subject to an unconditional off-market takeover offer from investment firm WAM Capital.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Superloop inks landmark wholesale NBN aggregation deal with Symbio

Superloop has struck a deal to exclusively supply wholesale NBN aggregation services to MNF Group’s IP voice services subsidiary Symbio Networks.

Source: ARN