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Broadband News

Monday, 30 March 2020

You know it's bad when even Telstra is telling you to stay home

We should all be staying home as much as possible right now, but just in case, that wasn't clear enough, Telstra is offering up another reminder.

Source: WhistleOut

Australia 86th of 159 countries when it comes to cost per Mbps

Australia stands 86th in the world when it comes to the cost of an Mbps of broadband data, according to a study by vouchercloud, a company that belongs to the global e-commerce marketplace Groupon. The data showed that Australians pay US$1.15 (A$1.86) per Mbps.

Source: iTWire

No large files during day and evening, Comms Alliance pleads

Australia's telecommunications industry body the Communications Alliance is asking broadband subscribers to consider ways to lower data traffic during peak hours to mitigate network overloading caused by an increasing number of people self-isolating and working from home.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband rallies industry behind NBN Co

Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt is rallying internet providers to get behind NBN Co and its team as they put in “insane hours” and alter work practices “to keep everything running” for internet users.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 27 March 2020

Telstra tells iOS users to stay home

Australian incumbent telco Telstra is telling users of iOS devices to stay inside and not come out.

Source: ZDNet Australia

COVID-19 lockdowns, self-isolation measures put Internet under pressure

Internet infrastructure is being put under significant pressure as rolling lockdowns begin to bite as COVID-19 and associated self-isolation measures transform working practices, according to data from a commercial spin-off from Monash University.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Telstra cuts up to $15 per month from mobile broadband plans for 12 months

Telstra has cut the price of the majority of its mobile broadband plans by between $10 and $15 per month, with plan prices now starting at $15 per month for 10GB.

Source: WhistleOut

Optus is bringing onboard 500 new customer care staff

Optus is putting on 500 new staff in customer service and support, including 300 who will start tomorrow, to rebuild capacity in the wake of call centre closures offshore.

Source: iTnews Australia

Foxtel Gives Customers Extra Channels For Free During Coronavirus Pandemic

Foxtel has announced that it will be providing its customers with extra content and screen usage for free as COVID-19 keeps more people at home.     

Source: Gizmodo

TPG receives tick from US for Vodafone Australia merger

A month after the Federal Court of Australia approved the merger of TPG and Vodafone Hutchison, the transaction has received the tick of approval from US regulators. US approval was needed as one of TPG's subsea cables passes through the US territory of Guam.

Source: ZDNet Australia