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Thu, 22nd Jul 2021

CBA takes 25 percent stake in two NBN retail service providers

CBA is making a surprise play in the Australia broadband market, taking stakes in More Telecom and Tangerine and using its banking app to try to persuade customers to switch their provider.

Source: iTnews Australia

amaysim is offering 200GB for $20 to take the sting out of lockdown

Look, not many things can make us feel better when half the country is navigating yet another lockdown, but paying less for our phone bill certainly doesn't hurt.

Source: WhistleOut

Wed, 21st Jul 2021

NBN roundtable returns focus to customer needs - and NBN Co's costs

Retailers selling NBN services have sought to prioritise customers’ expectations of broadband services in critical discussions that promise to radically shake up the way NBN services are priced.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 14th Jul 2021

NBN Co dishes out $1.1B in fibre upgrade contracts

NBN Co has handed out $1.1 billion over four contracts for the upgrading of Fibre-to-the-Node connections to Fibre-to-the-Premises for homes and businesses.

Source: ARN

Downer secures more than $220M in NBN fibre build contracts

​Downer EDI has secured two further contracts with NBN Co, the N2P Evolution and NBN fixed wireless services contracts.

Source: ARN

NBN Co contracts out $1.1bn of FTTN overbuild work

NBN Co is starting to contract out the overbuild of parts of the fibre-to-the-node network with full fibre, with four construction partners brought in to perform the work.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 13th Jul 2021

Ventia scores fibre upgrade contract with NBN Co

Infrastructure provider Ventia has won a contract with NBN Co for the national broadband builder’s ongoing fibre upgrade project.

Source: ARN

Mon, 12th Jul 2021

Swoop acquires South Australian wireless broadband provider, Beam Internet

Fixed wireless and wholesale network infrastructure provider Swoop has announced the acquisition of regional South Australian wireless broadband provider, Beam Internet, for an enterprise value of $7.2 million.

Source: iTWire

Thu, 08th Jul 2021

NBN Co to change the way it expands and upgrades its wireless network

NBN Co is setting up a panel of partners that it will ask to handle fixed wireless upgrades and new site builds.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 07th Jul 2021

Get at least one month of free NBN with these plans

It's a nice word, free. Especially when it comes the the NBN. And right now, if you sign up for NBN through Aussie Broadband, MyRepublic or Southern Phone, you could enjoy a month (or two) of free NBN. Better yet, these offers are all contract-free, so you can always leave after your free month is up.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra to refund $25M for customers' unobtainable NBN speeds

​Telstra is set to refund more than $25 million to NBN customers for speed plans that the copper cabling at their premises could not meet.

Source: ARN

TPG Telecom launches first Sydney Innovation Lab

TPG Telecom has opened its first Innovation Lab in Sydney to work on network virtualisation and emerging 5G applications.

Source: ARN

ACMA found Telstra kept 50,000 users on NBN plans their copper could not hit

Last month, Telstra fessed up that it had not been providing customers with the option to shift their NBN plan downwards when they were on a NBN plan that was too fast for the copper infrastructure in their premises.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG now offers NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans

TPG is the latest provider to offer its customers NBN plans with speeds faster than 100Mbps. Subscribers of the telco can now pick from NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans, in addition to more traditional speed tiers.

Source: WhistleOut

Tue, 06th Jul 2021

TPG and Telstra get organised with spectrum defrag project

​Two of the country’s largest mobile telco carriers, TPG Telecom and Telstra, are playing nice together, teaming up to ‘restack’ two bands in their combined radio spectrum holdings.

Source: ARN

Telstra and TPG restack mobile spectrum in Australian first

Telstra said it has seen up to 20 percent speed improvements to 4G services after working with TPG Telecom to restack certain mobile spectrum holdings.

Source: iTnews Australia

Mon, 05th Jul 2021

TPG Telecom launches 5G standalone service

TPG Telecom has turned on 5G standalone services in “parts of Sydney” in what it said was a world-first.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to offer temporary discount for every active 250Mbps-plus customer

NBN Co is set to rebate retail service providers between $3 and $7 a month for every 250Mbps and above customer they have on their books from the start of next month.

Source: iTnews Australia