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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Turnbull signs up to 100Mbps NBN plan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed up to the 100Mbps spoeed tier on the national broadband network despite previously arguing that most Australians need only 12Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co pushes back crucial HFC status update

NBN Co has delayed a planned update on the state of its HFC network by a few more weeks, denting hopes for the 700,000 users whose connections were pulled back for remediation late last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra’s brand value rises to US$12.4b, 13th in global rankings

Telstra registered a 14% increase in brand value to US$12.4 billion in 2017, retaining the title of the most valuable telecoms brand in Australia and climbing one spot to 13th place globally in the Brand Finance Telecoms 300 rankings.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 26 February 2018

Vodafone backs NBN to beat mobile in the home

Vodafone Australia is backing the NBN to largely prevail in the residential broadband market with limited substitution by fixed wireless or forthcoming 5G services.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co refuses to disclose cheapest FTTP connection costs

NBN Co has avoided disclosing the cheapest fibre-to-the-premises connections it has made nationwide, by relying on a single piece of misused terminology.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Australia made a $178M loss in 2017

​Vodafone Australia has reported a $177.8 million loss for the full year ending 2017, a 26.4 improvement on its $241.8 million loss the previous year.

Source: ARN

Vocus chief executive exits after tumultuous tenure at the telco

Telco company Vocus is searching for a new chief executive just days after downgrading its earnings guidance.

Source: ABC News

Internet providers face broadband marketing laws

Retail service providers whose marketing of broadband plans doesn’t match up to reality could face $1.1 million fines if a new private members bill is passed into law.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra puts total 5G broadband reach at 1m premises

Telstra is expecting the entire telco industry to serve around one million premises with 5G-based broadband, less than one-tenth of the reach of the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

Subscribers up but profit down for Amaysim in 2018 first half

The budget mobile operator has reported a net loss after tax to the tune of AU$237,000 for the first six months of the 2018 financial year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC seeks public input to digital platforms inquiry

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has launched its quest for submissions to its upcoming digital platforms public inquiry, including a review of whether digital platforms have impacted media organisations’ ability to fund and produce quality news and journalistic content for Australians.

Source: iTWire

MWC 2018: Telstra using AFL app for LTE-B launch

LTE-Broadcast will see a wide-scale launch in 2018 off the back of Telstra's AFL app, with the telco also pushing mass software downloads and emergency services use cases for the technology.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra moves forward to eventual 4G, 5G integration

Telstra says work is continuing in preparation for the 4G and 5G mobile technologies to integrate in future, including working with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Intel to develop the end-to-end 5G ecosystem.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co tackles premises left behind with D-Lite

NBN Co is embarking on a program of work codenamed D-Lite to prevent further growth in the number of premises that aren’t able to connect to its network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sunday, 25 February 2018

MWC 2018: Telstra to live demo 2Gbps 4G

Telstra and Ericsson will be providing live demos of their 2Gbps 4G speeds during MWC 2018, attained using carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM.

Source: ZDNet Australia

MWC 2018: Telstra's 5G rollout plan for 2019

Telstra's 5G network will be going live in major cities and some regional areas in 2019, with the telco to conduct trials with Ericsson and Intel and deploy more than 1,000 small cells during 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Saturday, 24 February 2018

US warns Australia against Huawei 5G involvement: report

The US has warned Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to supply equipment for any future 5G networks, indicating that there are security risks involved.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 23 February 2018

NBN Co has hundreds of active sites in '5G spectrum'

NBN Co has registered at least 650 fixed wireless sites to operate in what is now prized 5G spectrum, complicating demands by Vodafone for the spectrum to be reallocated for commercial mobile use.

Source: iTnews Australia

Internode named home broadband provider of the year

Adelaide-based internet service provider Internode has been named 2017 Roy Morgan Home Broadband Provider of the Year for the second year running and the sixth time in the last seven years.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 22 February 2018

NBN Co's quest for more ARPU is ill-fated: network expert

The quest by the NBN Co to push up the average revenue per user is ill-fated as this would lead to a rise in retail prices, which would in turn, result in a drop in the number of paying customers, a network expert claims.

Source: iTWire