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Thursday, 19 April 2018

TPG to 'aggressively' chase new mobile customers

TPG is moving back into customer acquisition mode for mobile as it progresses the construction of its own 4G network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Latest NBN lottery reveals which Australian homes will receive new FTTC connection

NBN Co updates its website to reveal which Australians are to be recipients of its fast, new fibre-to-the-curb connections. Find out if you're one of them.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Optus Wholesale adds FTTC to NBN portfolio

Optus Wholesale has begun offering fibre to the curb (FTTC) connections as part of its Residential Broadband over NBN (RBBoNBN) product.

Source: Computerworld

'Urgent reforms' needed for auDA: Fifield

auDA's current management framework is 'no longer fit for purpose', Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has said while releasing a plethora of recommendations and new terms of endorsement.

Source: ZDNet Australia

.au change put off; govt orders auDA to meet review terms

The .au Domain Administration, the organisation that administers the Australian domain namespace, says it has put off changes in domain suffixes to .au until the second half of 2019 at the earliest, following a government review finding that the current management framework was no longer fit for purpose.

Source: iTWire

Fifield claims TIO figures give skewed picture of telco issues

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has questioned the manner in which the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has calculated the percentage rise of complaints relating to services deliver over the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

More FTTC for NBN still a possibility, Morrow says

NBN CEO Bill Morrow says the company is “very well focused” on seeing how it continue to cut the cost of fibre to the curb, leaving open the possibility that the company will pursue a broader rollout of FTTC.

Source: Computerworld

Optus mum on rumours of moving Virgin Mobile users to its platform

Australia's second biggest telco Optus is unwilling to comment on what it characterises as "rumour and speculation" that it will be moving all customers of its Virgin Mobile subsidiary to its own platform and retiring the brand.

Source: iTWire

NBN: Queensland govt calls for more FTTC, FTTP and less FTTN

The Queensland government has called on NBN to increase its use of fibre to the premises (FTTP) and fibre to the curb (FTTC, also known as fibre to the distribution point or FTTdp) and decrease its use of fibre to the node (FTTN).

Source: Computerworld

Darren's NBN service was so bad he went back to his old cable internet

The technician switched on Darren Haymes' new NBN service, walked out the door and suddenly his family couldn't get onto the internet for six weeks. After four months of problems, he was put back onto his old Telstra cable internet.

Source: ABC News

Majority of NBN complaints land at RSPs' doorsteps

​Complaints about services delivered over the NBN from July to December 2017 totalled 22,827, according to newly released industry figures.

Source: ARN

NBN complaints keep going up

Complaints about NBN services look set to easily pass the mark set last financial year, though NBN Co says they represent far fewer problems it has to deal with directly.

Source: iTnews Australia