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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Labor claims NBN revenue forecasts designed to make govt look good

The Australian Labor Party claims that the 2017-18 revenue target set by the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, has been deliberately set low in order that the government could have a public relations coup.

Source: iTWire

Optus suffers outage in Thredbo caused by rival telco

Optus customers have experienced intermittent disruptions to voice and data services in Thredbo, which started on Monday morning.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Foxtel announces live 4K channel and accompanying set-top box

Foxtel has announced a dedicated live 4K channel and set-top box with 'smarter features for faster streaming'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus boosts Tasmanian mobile coverage with $42.2M investment

Optus has built 37 new mobile sites across Tasmania in a $42.2 million investment over the last 12 months.

Source: ARN

Telcos, Internet firms face $10m fines under new cyber law

Telecommunications and Internet companies and makers of digital devices will face fines of up to $10 million if they do not help law enforcement agencies gain access to data needed for investigating terrorism offences, according to a new draft law revealed on Tuesday. Individuals will face fines of up to $50,000.

Source: iTWire

Broadband tax revived as Labor backs plan

A heavily-delayed plan to introduce a broadband tax has been revived after Labor revealed overnight it would conditionally support the legislation.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 13 August 2018

More telcos connecting to NBN at more locations, ACCC finds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that its latest report based on wholesale market data provided by NBN Co shows positive signs for competition.

Source: ARN

ACCC proposes takeover of Internet activity reports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping.

Source: iTWire

Huawei likely to get limited role in 5G networks: report

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is likely to be allowed to play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia, but will face curbs on provision of equipment for what are deemed sensitive parts of the networks.

Source: iTWire

Saturday, 11 August 2018

People going it alone for faster NBN are also paying for their neighbours

NBN users who choose to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pocket for a high-speed internet connection are inadvertently paying to upgrade their neighbours' connections as well as public infrastructure.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 9 August 2018

ACMA asks 'is your Internet connection working at its best?'

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has added three new videos to its telco tips series focusing on the factors inside your home that can affect how your broadband works.

Source: iTWire

Kogan lowers NBN prices, but is Vodafone still better value?

Kogan Internet has lowered its prices to be a smidgeon below Vodafone's newly lowered prices, but with Vodafone offering 4G back-up, Vodafone wins the better value battle despite Kogan's cheaper pricing.

Source: iTWire

NBN robocall scam threatens to disconnect internet, demands financial details

A phone scam claiming to be from the National Broadband Network ramps up in Queensland, with one woman harassed eight times in the past three days.

Source: ABC News

ACCC wants to take over axed ABS internet survey

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to take over the collection of internet activity statistics dropped by the Australia Bureau of Statistics earlier this year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Aussies get used to website blocking regime

Australian internet users are more likely to 'give up' if they encounter a blocked website while searching for content - and less likely to try to bypass the block - than in previous years.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA goes to tender to test NBN modems

As part of its ongoing investigation into NBN customer experience issues, the ACMA will provide AU$300,000 to the successful tenderer to look into whether modems are contributing to underperformance.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co activates 'thousands' of DOCSIS 3.1 HFC premises

NBN Co has activated DOCSIS 3.1 for several thousand premises connected to its HFC network in Sydney and Melbourne.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN finally launches DOCSIS 3.1 across HFC network

DOCSIS 3.1 technology will double the downstream capacity across the hybrid fibre-coaxial network, with NBN saying it is focused on improved experience rather than faster speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co begins DOCSIS 3.1 rollout for HFC connections

NBN Co will progressively enable the DOCSIS 3.1 cable broadband standard across its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure, as it begins to ramp-up the number of premises connected to its access network using the technology.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

ACCC opens inquiry into mobile voice, SMS services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started an inquiry into regulation of wholesale mobile voice and SMS services – and whether to vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration or to make a new declaration.

Source: iTWire