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Fri, 30th Jul 2021

Telcos fume over NBN Co’s ‘entirely inadequate’ relief credit for RSPs

​At least two of Australia’s largest telcos are fuming over NBN Co’s pledge of $5.2 million in COVID-19 lockdown “relief credit” for RSPs, suggesting it falls well short of what retailers need.

Source: ARN

Thu, 29th Jul 2021

NBN Co offers one month COVID-19 relief to RSPs

​NBN Co has put $5.2 million in “relief credit” on the table for retail service providers to mitigate the increasing bandwidth costs of recent COVID-19 lockdowns.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to offer a month of bandwidth relief to internet providers

NBN Co will offer internet providers some "relief" on extra bandwidth costs they may be incurring due to lockdowns, but won’t resurrect a bandwidth bonus scheme that ran for much of last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra InfraCo opens carrier neutral data centres in Sydney and Melbourne

​Telstra InfraCo has opened up the first two of at least seven carrier neutral data centres, aimed at customers working with carriers other than Telstra for their connectivity.

Source: ARN

TPG Telecom to upgrade Sydney-Guam submarine cable

TPG Telecom is set to upgrade its PPC-1 submarine cable that runs between Sydney and Guam, boosting the data capacity of the cable by 50 percent.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra InfraCo starts offering data centre floorspace

Telstra InfraCo has repurposed two former internal-only data centres owned by the telco as “carrier neutral” facilities, bringing around 10,000 square metres of floor space into the market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 28th Jul 2021

Boost Mobile and Telstra renew network agreement with historic 10-year extension, with NBN and mobile broadband expansion planned

Boost Mobile's new 10-year network agreement with Telstra provides "significant expansion opportunities for Australia’s fastest growing independently owned mobile brand" and ensures a bright future for the youth-focused brand.

Source: iTWire

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