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Thu, 13th Aug 2020

Newly-merged TPG Telecom reveals leadership team

The newly-combined entity of TPG and Vodafone Australia has unveiled its executive line-up a month after finalising its $15 billion merger​.

Source: ARN

Telstra profit falls by 14% after year of bush fires and COVID-19

Telstra has posted another year of tumbling profits as the summer bush fires and COVID-19 pandemic hit its already beleaguered finances.

Source: ARN

Aussie Broadband now has 5080 'up to gigabit' NBN customers

Aussie Broadband has increased customer numbers on NBN Co’s newly-affordable ‘up to gigabit’ speed plans to 5080, a greater than 90 percent share of all signups.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra calls profitability of NBN services 'negligible at best'

Telstra boss Andy Penn has renewed long-running calls for NBN Co to alter its wholesale pricing, saying the profitability of selling NBN services “is negligible at best”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government sets bidding limits for next 5G spectrum auction

Bidding limits for Australia’s next 5G spectrum auction, which is scheduled to occur in March 2021, have been announced by the Federal Government.

Source: iTWire

NBN connections climb to 7.4 million with new activations, says ACCC

More than 7.4 million consumers are now connected to the National Broadband Network after the activation of 383,257 new services in the three months to the end of June, according to the competition regulator, the ACCC.

Source: iTWire

Wed, 12th Aug 2020

Vodafone offering 50GB for $35, new home wireless plans, and bundle discounts

Vodafone just dropped a whole bunch of plan changes. Here's what you need to know.

Source: WhistleOut

Superloop CEO Drew Kelton signals exit

Superloop has turned to former NBN Co enterprise boss Paul Tyler to replace its outgoing CEO Drew Kelton.

Source: ARN

NBN migration pushes SD-WAN take up in Australian market ahead of other markets, says analyst

Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has taken off quicker in Australia than some other markets partly due to the migration of “last-mile access” to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to a new analyst report.

Source: iTWire

Optus offers Victorians free UEFA Champions Trophy football stream

Singtel Optus will make its Optus Sport broadcast available free of cost to all Victorians to watch the UEFA Champions Trophy football championship which kicks off at 4.45am AEDT on Saturday.

Source: iTWire

Tue, 11th Aug 2020

BSA faces class action suit over telco contractor workforce

BSA, a supplier of technical services to the likes of NBN Co and Optus, said it will “vigorously defend” a class action lawsuit filed over the way it allegedly assembled its technician workforce.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co used extra $700m CapEx in final year of 'initial build'

NBN Co’s capital expenditure for the past year came in $700 million above forecasts, money the company said it brought forward from future years to perform network upgrades and connect up more premises during COVID.

Source: iTnews Australia

After 10 years of angst, NBN's big milestone has come in the nick of time

Ten years after it connected its first customer the national broadband is complete with 99 per cent of premises now ready to connect.

Source: SMH

NBN Co losses shrink as revenue climbs

The builder of the national broadband network, NBN Co has made a some improvements across its financial metrics for the financial year ending June 30.

Source: ARN

Mon, 10th Aug 2020

Telstra to upgrade Tasmania’s emergency radio network

Telstra is to carry out a massive overhaul of Tasmania’s public radio network for its emergency services over the next three years.

Source: ARN

Telco contractor accused of ripping off up to 2,000 technicians

BSA Ltd, a company whose technicians carry out work on behalf of Foxtel, Optus and NBN Co, is accused of sham contracting in a class action potentially involving more than 2,000 workers.

Source: ABC News

Thu, 06th Aug 2020

ACCC to expand digital battle to online marketplaces and private messaging services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be expanding its digital platforms probe beyond the currently targeted Facebook and Google to look at digital marketplaces and private messaging services as well.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wed, 05th Aug 2020

Telstra sells Vic data centre complex for $416M

Telstra has sold its data centre complex in Clayton, Victoria, for $416.7 million to Centuria Industrial REIT.

Source: ARN