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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Vocus calls for backhaul component to mobile black spot program

Network operator Vocus says that the government should consider funding carrier-neutral backhaul as part of its mobile black spot program.

Source: Computerworld

Fall in telco complaints for January-March quarter

There has been a year-on-year reduction in the ratio of telecommunications consumer complaints in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same three month period in 2018.

Source: iTWire

Telstra and Optus complaints jump: Comms Alliance

A quarterly complaints report from Comms Alliance and the TIO has found that complaints jumped across Optus and Telstra, and rose slightly for Vodafone during the first three months of the year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone makes aggressive play for 100Mbps NBN users

Vodafone has launched aggressive promotional NBN pricing that cuts its top-tier 100Mbps product by $20 a month for six months.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

NBN Co board urged to resign over competition ‘failures’

Commpete has called for the resignation of the NBN Co’s board for allegedly “failing" to create a level playing field” for smaller players.

Source: ARN

Call for NBN Co board resignation over ‘failure to deliver’ on core mission

Commpete, the former Competitive Carriers Coalition, has called for the resignation of the board of NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, accusing it of comprehensively failing in its core mission, including driving a more competitive telecommunications sector.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Foxtel's GOT Game: season premiere up 17% on 2017

With the biggest daily VPM or "video player measurement" audience for 2019 across Australian television, with Foxtel's linear viewing smashing previous season openers, GOT isn't just coming but has arrived at long last. 

Source: iTWire

Gympie gets a new mobile tower as Optus continues blackspot program

Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the Queensland town of Gympie as it continues work on undertaking its mobile blackspot program.

Source: iTWire

US to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting - sources

The United States will push its allies at a meeting in Prague next month to adopt shared security and policy measures that will make it more difficult for China's Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

Source: iTnews Australia