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Broadband News

Tue, 09th Apr 2024

Government launches broadband initiative to provide free connection to families in NSW

The School Student Broadband Initiative, launched by the Albanese Government and backed by the Minns Government, is set to provide free broadband connection at the end of 2025 to thousands of families based in New South Wales.

Source: iTWire

Telstra urges users to check their phones' compatibility before 3G closure

Telecommunications company Telstra developed an SMS tool to let users check if their phone needs an upgrade as the telco's 3G network is scheduled to close on 30 June 2024.

Source: iTWire

3G shutdown to affect more customers' access to Triple Zero

More than a million phones could be impacted by 3G network shutdowns later this year, a telecommunications working group set up to monitor the closures has told communications minister Michelle Rowland.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sun, 07th Apr 2024

More than a million older mobile phones at risk of being blocked from making triple-0 calls

The 3G network is closing and there are concerns Australians with older 4G phones may also be caught out because of the way the phones are configured.

Source: ABC News

Goodman launches $2.5 billion, 126MW data centre project

Goodman Group has re-started the planning process for a major data centre site in the Cumberland council area in Sydney.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN HFC users can expect a speed boost from May 1

NBN HFC customers should soon see a considerable speed boost, with NBN Co removing a speed cap that applies to its wholesale product.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 03rd Apr 2024

Singtel rules out impending deal to sell Optus stake

Singtel has ruled out any impending deal to sell its Australian mobile network operation Optus following reports by

Source: iTnews Australia

Mon, 01st Apr 2024

Aussie Broadband sells down Superloop stake

Aussie Broadband is selling down part of its 19.9 percent stake in Superloop, after legal action to maintain the shareholding failed.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG Telecom, UTS test 5G signals as flood sensors

Radio signal propagation on TPG Telecom’s 5G network will be used to gather data about floods, in a trial with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 28th Mar 2024

Senate to probe 3G network shutdown

The Australian Senate has opened an inquiry into the shutdown of Telstra’s and Optus’s 3G networks – but it is not due to make findings until after the networks are scheduled to close.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 27th Mar 2024

Telstra lifts lid on ‘unacceptable’ triple-zero outage

CEO Vicki Brady says basic errors were behind the outage that left more than 100 Australians unable to contact triple zero, including one man who passed away.

Source: SMH

Tue, 26th Mar 2024

Best NBN plans March 2024: Editor's Picks

Read on for our monthly picks the best NBN plans for unlimited data, value and speed from Telstra, Optus, TPG & more. NBN plans starting at $44.90 find the best one for you!

Source: WhistleOut

Boost Mobile founder in talks to launch AI-powered telco in Australia

Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton is in conversations with Australian mobile providers about launching his AI-powered telco, MobileX, locally.

Source: WhistleOut

Nothing phones are coming to JB Hi-Fi

Australians have been able to order Nothing devices through the brand's online store from day one, but the upstart manufacturer is looking to make more of an impact Down Under with a new partnership with JB Hi-Fi.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra goes live with Starlink for homes

Telstra has kicked off its Starlink-powered home broadband service after months of “comprehensive testing”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra's Starlink plans are cheaper, slower, and available now

Telstra has launched its consumer Starlink offering today, selling a plan that's cheaper than Starlink itself sells, but with slower maximum download speeds.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 25th Mar 2024

ACMA braces for battle over 6GHz spectrum

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is gearing up for a battle between wi-fi businesses and carriers over the future of a key chunk of radio spectrum.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sun, 24th Mar 2024

Regulation of wholesale telecommunications to change following ACCC inquiry

The competition watchdog the ACCC has released its final report outlining the findings of an inquiry into whether nine wholesale telecommunications services should continue to be regulated.

Source: iTWire