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Friday, 16 August 2019

Optus 5G home broadband kits are now available in select stores

Two Optus stores in Sydney are now slinging 5G home broadband.

Source: WhistleOut

Comms Minister Fletcher roasts telcos in speech

Australia's Communications and Cyber Safety Minister Paul Fletcher has roasted several telcos, and the industry in general.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra sells stake in newly established property trust, raises $700M

Telstra has established a property trust that will see the publicly-listed telecommunications provider own 37 of its existing exchange properties.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Good deal: Telstra is flogging Samsung 5G phones for up to $350 off

If you've been thinking about picking up a brand new Samsung 5G phone from Telstra, now is the time.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co says it is unlikely to scrap CVC charges

NBN Co is unlikely to scrap bandwidth charges levied on internet providers that connect into its network, though it is confident it could radically change its price construct if it wanted to.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus shifts 100k premises out of NBN 12Mbps in three months

Optus has shifted over 100,000 premises off 12Mbps NBN services after revealing the financial toll they were having due to price changes by NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia

Andy Penn argues Telstra is actually making the NBN cheaper

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has refuted suggestions by NBN Co CEO Stephen Rue that commercial agreements between the pair are inflating NBN Co’s costs and keeping wholesale prices high.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra full-year profit tumbles 40 per cent to $2.1b

The result is roughly in line with market expectations given the ongoing $600 million hit to earnings caused by the NBN rollout.

Source: ABC News

Telstra sees profit plunge 40% for full year

Telstra has once again pinned the National Broadband Network (NBN) as the cause of a drop in profitability, claiming it is responsible for AU$600 million in negative earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA).

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's revenue per user creeps up to $46 a month

NBN Co recorded another $1 rise in its average revenue per user to finish at $46 as of June 30, edging it closer to its long-stated targets.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN chief rejects suggestions the project is a 'cut-price lemon', says it will be complete by mid-2020

The $51 billion National Broadband Network will be completed on time and within budget by mid-2020, according to the project's chief executive Stephen Rue.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co revenue nears $3B

NBN Co has posted a 43 per cent increase in revenue with closing the 2019 financial year with $2.8 billion in revenue, $200 million above forecast.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Vodafone launches eSIM for phones and tablets

Vodafone customers with select devices can now ditch their physical SIM card.

Source: WhistleOut

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

ACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underway

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Rod Sims has used his speech at the Melbourne Press Club to reignite discussions on the market dominance of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google, and at what cost that comes to a consumer's privacy.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Yikes! Optus' SIM-only plans just got worse

Optus' SIM-only plan range is now more expensive, thanks to a price refresh.

Source: WhistleOut

Monday, 12 August 2019

NBN scam reports now averaging 100 a day

NBN Co is receiving upwards of 100 calls from the public each day about suspected internet connection scams, as the rollout of the $50 billion network picks up pace.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN moves into Layer 3 with Sky Muster Plus launch

The company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia has taken the wraps off its Sky Muster Plus plan, first flagged in November last year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co launches burst-capable satellite service, with some data unmetered

NBN Co has officially launched its Sky Muster Plus satellite service, which will allow some basic Internet activities to be conducted without eating into a household’s or business’s monthly data allowance.

Source: Computerworld

In this suburb, one third of homes don't have internet access

The internet at Wally Douglass's house is slow, so he uses the computer at his community centre to apply for jobs. He's about to turn the service off altogether so he can afford a rent increase.

Source: ABC News

Friday, 9 August 2019

Huawei boss vows never to ‘give up’ on Australia despite 5G ban

Huawei Australia’s chief executive officer has affirmed the company “will never give up” on the country despite its ban​ from the 5G infrastructure roll-out.

Source: ARN