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Friday, 25 May 2018

That’s all folks: NBN currently has no plans for more FTTC

NBN’s chief executive, Bill Morrow, says the company is not currently contemplating expanding the number of premises connected using fibre to the curb (FTTC).

Source: Computerworld

'We killed it': NBN boss dumps top-speed plans for hundreds of thousands of customers

The company rolling out the National Broadband Network axes the idea of providing maximum-speed plans to over 300,000 potential customers, announcing it is dumping plans to provide 100 megabit per second speeds on its fixed wireless network.

Source: ABC News

Comms union slams Optus over Virgin Mobile job cuts

The news that Optus will be axing 200 jobs across Australia due to its decision to phase out its subsidiary Virgin Mobile over the next two years has been described as "a devastating blow to workers".

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 24 May 2018

NBN rips up 100Mbps fixed-wireless plans

Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) company has killed off its plans to offer a 100/40Mbps fixed-wireless product, with NBN CEO Bill Morrow telling Senate Estimates on Thursday there is no economic case for it.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co kills 100Mbps on fixed wireless

NBN Co has “killed” off plans to offer 100Mbps services on its fixed wireless network so it can concentrate on meeting its minimum performance obligations.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus eyes staff redeployment as it phases out Virgin Mobile brand

​Optus is working to find employment opportunities for Virgin Mobile Australia staff in other parts of its business as it moves to phase out the Virgin brand over the next two years.

Source: ARN

Optus will progressively close Virgin Mobile

Optus is set to phase out its Virgin Mobile brand over the next two years and will contact customers “in the coming days” to outline their options.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Telstra 'unlimited' mobile network ads banned by court

Telstra's 'unlimited' mobile network advertising campaign has been found to be misleading and deceptive conduct under a Federal Court decision, with an injunction preventing it from continuing the ads.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus fined AU$1.5m for misleading NBN customers

Optus has been forced by the Federal Court to pay AU$1.5 million in penalties after misleading its customers about switching over to NBN's HFC network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus fined $1.5m for forcing HFC customers onto NBN

Optus has been fined $1.5 million by the federal court for trying to force customers off its HFC network and onto the NBN in a bid to fast-track migration payments from NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia