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Friday, 20 July 2018

Hawaiki transpacific cable ready-for-service, reshaping comms in the Pacific

With 43 terbits of new capacity now available, the Pacific region welcomes greater connectivity, diversity and price competition in the market.

Source: iTWire

Hawaiki subsea cable goes live

The privately owned subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, and the United States has gone live.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co says 'not possible' to show cheapest FTTP connections

A row over the cost of individual fibre-to-the-premises connections has intensified sharply after NBN Co claimed that it was “not possible” or would breach commercial contracts to show the ten cheapest jobs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 19 July 2018

TIO recommends NBN retailers stop losing phone numbers

The TIO has made four recommendations to retail service providers in an effort to prevent them from continually losing consumers' fixed-line phone numbers during the transition to NBN services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus announces being named key telco supplier to NSW Govt

Three days after the NSW Government touted its smart digital procurement benefits in deals with telcos, Microsoft and Salesforce, Optus has announced it is one of the winners. 

Source: iTWire

NBN Co puts target on planned enterprise user base

NBN Co has set a target to connect 900,000 enterprise and government customers to its network by FY22.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra gets $7M in Vic Govt partnership

Telstra has been awarded more than $7 million in government funding to supply new base stations across Victoria.

Source: ARN

NBN switchover sees hundreds lose old phone numbers

Hundreds of residential and business customers are temporarily - and in some cases permanently - losing their existing phone number owing to confusion about the NBN migration process.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra poised to cut 110 jobs across enterprise and service teams

Telstra is on the verge of cutting a further 110 jobs, should operational changes to enterprise sales and service teams go ahead.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Victoria teams up with Optus and Telstra for 28 new mobile towers

28 communities to get mobile coverage with AU$11 million kicked in by the Victorian government.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Enough to get from Sydney to Perth: NBN Co's latest copper purchase revealed

NBN Co has continued to purchase large amounts of copper to be used in its "multi-technology mix", drawing criticism from the Labor Party which is yet to reveal its alternate vision.

Source: ABC News

MyRepublic launches new broadband plans specifically for Australian small businesses

NBN-loving ISP MyRepublic has finally launched plans specifically for small businesses in Australia, marking the company's expansion beyond consumer NBN plans since November 2016.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co asks $11k per premises in area switch upgrade

NBN Co biggest area switch quote in the past two years was to a “business” applicant on the NSW central coast, coming in at $11,156 per premises.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co blames fixed wireless take-up, usage for congestion

NBN Co has revealed almost 28 percent of its fixed wireless towers have seen take-up rates at least 2.5 times higher than those assumed in planning in 2011.

Source: iTnews Australia