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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

UK allows Huawei for 5G: Report

According to a report, Huawei will be allowed to provide antennas and non-core infrastructure for the 5G network build-outs across the United Kingdom.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra strike suspended after ‘promising breakthrough’

Union bosses have suspended further strike action by Telstra employees due to a ‘promising breakthrough’ in negotiations.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Optus switches on four new mobile towers in Mackay, Bowen Basin

Singtel Optus is continuing its quest to provide a better mobile signal with the switching on of four new mobile towers that will boost coverage in Mackay and Bowen Basin.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Vocus calls for backhaul component to mobile black spot program

Network operator Vocus says that the government should consider funding carrier-neutral backhaul as part of its mobile black spot program.

Source: Computerworld

Fall in telco complaints for January-March quarter

There has been a year-on-year reduction in the ratio of telecommunications consumer complaints in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same three month period in 2018.

Source: iTWire

Telstra and Optus complaints jump: Comms Alliance

A quarterly complaints report from Comms Alliance and the TIO has found that complaints jumped across Optus and Telstra, and rose slightly for Vodafone during the first three months of the year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone makes aggressive play for 100Mbps NBN users

Vodafone has launched aggressive promotional NBN pricing that cuts its top-tier 100Mbps product by $20 a month for six months.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

NBN Co board urged to resign over competition ‘failures’

Commpete has called for the resignation of the NBN Co’s board for allegedly “failing" to create a level playing field” for smaller players.

Source: ARN

Call for NBN Co board resignation over ‘failure to deliver’ on core mission

Commpete, the former Competitive Carriers Coalition, has called for the resignation of the board of NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, accusing it of comprehensively failing in its core mission, including driving a more competitive telecommunications sector.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Foxtel's GOT Game: season premiere up 17% on 2017

With the biggest daily VPM or "video player measurement" audience for 2019 across Australian television, with Foxtel's linear viewing smashing previous season openers, GOT isn't just coming but has arrived at long last. 

Source: iTWire

Gympie gets a new mobile tower as Optus continues blackspot program

Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the Queensland town of Gympie as it continues work on undertaking its mobile blackspot program.

Source: iTWire

US to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting - sources

The United States will push its allies at a meeting in Prague next month to adopt shared security and policy measures that will make it more difficult for China's Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 15 April 2019

Optus launches NBN plans ahead of ‘new customer initiatives’

Optus has launched three new NBN plans promising more speed for selected home users, and with unlimited data for “data hungry” streamers.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 12 April 2019

Telcos wary of ACCC push for scrutiny of dark fibre, NBN wholesale markets

Network operators have called for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to back away from proposed rules that would allow the ACCC to collect a range of new data about the state of Australia’s dark fibre and NBN wholesale aggregation markets.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra, TPG, Vocus and Optus say they aren't an NBN bottleneck

Telstra and Vocus, who are among a handful of telcos that supply dark fibre or backhaul services to and from NBN points of interconnect, say their services are not a bottleneck to the NBN user experience, and that any bottleneck sits with NBN Co itself.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 11 April 2019

New wi-fi security standard broken already

Security researchers have discovered multiple bugs in the wi-fi protected access version 3 (WPA3) protocol used to secure wireless local area networks, which allow attackers to intercept and steal sensitive information.

Source: iTnews Australia

China slams Australia over 'double standards' in cyber security

China has taken a swipe at Australia over the country's encryption law, saying it was "baffling" how Canberra could on the one hand claim that other countries posed security threats, while on the other hand engage in acts that endangered the cyber security of other nations.

Source: iTWire

Complaints to TIO over NBN service halved for six months to December 2018

Overall complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman are back to 2016 numbers, sitting at 61,000 made between July 1 and December 31, 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

First Australia - Hong Kong data cable to be built

Australia's connectivity with Asia looks set to receive a multi-terabit per second shot in the arm as the Singapore-based H2 Cable company signed up Subcom to supply and install a data circuit spanning Sydney to Hong Kong, and onwards to the United States.

Source: iTnews Australia

Up to 6,000 Telstra employees on strike in Australia

In another action against Telstra's plan to let go 9,500 staff by 2022, up to 6,000 Telstra workers are expected to go on strike today.

Source: ARN