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Fri, 05th Aug 2022

Aussie Broadband launches reseller partner program

Aussie Broadband has launched a partner program targeted at resellers to expand its reach across the country.

Source: ARN

Thu, 04th Aug 2022

We did the math on Telstra's new family mobile bundles

Telstra has launched new family mobile bundles, but are they any good?

Source: WhistleOut

Wed, 03rd Aug 2022

Best NBN 50 plans in Australia

Strike a balance between speed and price with an NBN 50 plan. We compare Dodo, Optus, SpinTel and more to get you the best NBN deal.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra deregisters 900MHz sites “hindering” Optus 5G rollout

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted against Telstra for spectrum hoarding, after the incumbent telco used legacy access to 900MHz spectrum to baulk Optus’ 5G network rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 02nd Aug 2022

Telstra completes Fetch TV transaction

Telstra has completed its acquisition of a 51.4% interest in Fetch TV.

Source: iTWire

Mon, 01st Aug 2022

ACMA takes action against 7 telcos for failing to comply with TCP Code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered telcos AirTel, Just ISP, New Sprout, City Communications, 1Telecom, and PennyTel to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code after failing to submit compulsory compliance statements in 2021 and fined Exetel for $13,320 after also failing to submit the same documents in 2019.

Source: iTWire

This telco wants your next iPhone to be an old iPhone

Another Telstra network provider is now slinging refurbished phones.

Source: WhistleOut

Aussie Broadband nears end of NBN PoI fibre rollout

Aussie Broadband says its fibre rollout to NBN points of interconnect is 90 percent complete.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 28th Jul 2022

NBN Co's lack of notice of 'planned' works irks Telstra, users

Telstra has shed light on what appears to be a growing, though largely undocumented, service quality problem with the NBN, where retailers are given less than an hours' notice of "planned" works.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 27th Jul 2022

NBN Co goes back to the drawing board on ‘appalling’ SAU

NBN Co has withdrawn its proposal for an updated Special Access Undertaking that has been labelled “appalling” by one industry body and is planning to submit a revised version next month.

Source: ARN

NBN Co told to 'reset' its pricing model

NBN Co will withdraw its special access undertaking from ACCC review and make “substantive changes” to it in line with a revised set of expectations coming from the new federal government.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 21st Jul 2022

Optus boosts NSW Telco Authority network reach with Kymeta antennas

Optus has supplied eight additional cell on wheels (CoW) antennas to the NSW Telco Authority, boosting the potential reach of the agency’s emergency services network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 20th Jul 2022

TPG, iiNet, Kogan, and Lebara customers get a free 5G trial on select mobile plans

TPG Telecom (the parent company of Vodafone, TPG, et al) is switching on 5G for MVNOs, with four of its wholesale partners offering customers a free trial of next-generation connectivity on select plans. 5G will be available free of charge to eligible customers on TPG, iiNet, Lebara, and Kogan mobile plans until October 26, unless further extended.

Source: WhistleOut

ACCC, ASIC trials website takedowns for phishing, crypto scams

Australia’s competition watchdog has partnered with the corporate regulator to trial automated takedowns of websites hosting phishing and other scams.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA prepares 5G spectrum for sale

A spectrum auction has moved a step closer, with the Australian Communications and Media Authority issuing a determination reallocating frequencies in the 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz bands for 5G services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 15th Jul 2022

What is a good internet speed in Australia?

Buying an internet plan used to be easy. But with the introduction of the NBN, along with the rise of 4G and 5G home internet plans, the speed of your connection now plays an important role in which plan you choose. And with so many speed choices on offer, you may be wondering what qualifies as a "good" internet speed.

Source: WhistleOut

Thu, 14th Jul 2022

Exetel will upgrade your NBN speed for free for 5 days every month

Exetel will let you jump up to a faster NBN speed tier for up to free five times per month provided you’re on FTTP, FTTN or HFC.

Source: WhistleOut

Former telco reseller Red Telecom meted with $450k fine for failing to pay 7 customers

Limni Enterprises, formerly known as Red Telecom, has been fined $450,000 for allegedly failing to pay $63,000 to seven customers.

Source: iTWire