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Friday, 4 October 2019

Netflix jacks up Australian prices

Bad news everyone, Netflix is getting more expensive in Australia. The streaming giant today increased its Premium plan pricing from $17.99 per month to $19.99 per month. Mercifully, pricing hasn't changed on Netflix's Basic and Standard plans, which are still $9.99 and $13.99 per month, respectively.

Source: WhistleOut

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Telstra officially holds 25 per cent of Southern Cross NEXT

​Spark New Zealand has announced that Telstra now holds 25 per cent of shares in the Southern Cross NEXT.

Source: ARN

Australians hold on to $8 billion worth of secondhand mobile phones

Mobile phones worth $8.08 billion are sitting unused in Australian homes with owners missing out on cashing in by selling their old phones and putting the cash towards a new replacement mobile, according to online retailer eBay.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Huawei supports VHA-TPG merger

Huawei Australia has submitted four affidavits to TPG Telecom in order to support its joint application with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) in the matter of the proposed merger.

Source: Computerworld

Aussie Broadband preparing for ASX listing

Aussie Broadband is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX in 2020, the telco's managing director Phillip Britt has confirmed.

Source: ARN

Southern Cross NEXT Cable enters construction phase

The trans-Pacific Southern Cross NEXT Cable has now entered the construction phase with the project achieving CIF (Contract in Force).

Source: iTWire

Aussie Broadband wants NBN congestion rebates extended to FttN

Aussie Broadband has called for the company responsible for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to pay retailers a rebate on localised fibre-to-the-node (FttN) congestion, following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday flagging a similar AU$20 charge for congested fixed wireless nodes.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Aussie Broadband suggests NBN Co pay $150 for missed appointments

NBN Co should be forced to pay “closer to $150” every time its technicians miss a scheduled appointment, according to Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC proposes bigger rebates, new measures to boost NBN standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed new terms aimed at improving NBN Co’s wholesale service levels, including a reworked rebate structure increasing the size of rebates for missed appointments, late connections and unresolved faults.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co faces stiffer financial hits for underperformance

The NBN Co will be subjected to bigger financial hits if new proposals tabled by Australia’s consumer watchdog are enforced.

Source: ARN

NBN Co faces $30-a-day fines for unfixed faults

NBN Co is set to be fined $13.50 per business day - capped at $270 - for late or delayed connections to its network, and up to $30 a day - capped at $1150 - for slow fault fixes, under sweeping new service standards proposed today.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra cleared to increase Southern Cross Cable stake

Telstra has signed agreements with Southern Cross Cable Network and received regulatory approval to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the subsea circuit operator, as mooted late last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 30 September 2019

Telstra’s 4GX service upgrade project commenced for Tasmania’s west coast

Work has commenced on a project to bring Telstra’s 4GX connectivity to the west coast of Tasmania.

Source: ARN

Optus moves ahead with 5G rollout, releases new Samsung, Oppo plans

Optus continues the national rollout of its 5G network and has boosted its 5G plans on offer, announcing the availability of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Oppo Reno 5G handsets, as it prepares to reveal further plans for the rollout in coming weeks.

Source: iTWire

Vocus completes final splice of Coral Sea Cable System

Vocus has completed the final splice of the Coral Sea Cable System which is set to improve connectivity between Australia, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Source: Computerworld

Friday, 27 September 2019

Optus has two more 5G smartphones: Galaxy S10 5G & OPPO Reno 5G

Optus is expanding its range of 5G smartphones, but coverage is still quite limited.

Source: WhistleOut

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Taronga Zoo improves W-Fi connectivity for visitors

Sydney's Taronga Zoo and Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo have initiated a transformation program in order to enhance Wi-Fi capabilities for guests.

Source: Computerworld

Sunshine Coast International submarine cable landing station build completed

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is set to get its first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets following the completion of a cable landing station at Maroochydore as part of the region’s international broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Vocus internet services down in SA, NT

Third party points of interconnect (POI) have failed in Darwin and Adelaide last night affecting some Vocus customers.

Source: ARN

TIO sees an increase in complaints about NBN services

As Australia shifts from its legacy fixed broadband infrastructure onto the National Broadband Network (NBN), it should come as little surprise that the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) is receiving increasing numbers of complaints.

Source: ZDNet Australia