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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Optus cuts 200 roles, expands Agile program

An Optus spokesperson has confirmed that it expects to around 200 redundancies from changes to its consumer business.

Source: ARN

TPG channel boss departs

Kyle Bunting has vacated his role of head of channel, alliances and dealers at TPG Telecom.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

ACCC sues Sony for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

Global video game company Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe broke Australian consumer law by telling customers they could not get a refund for faulty PlayStation games, Australia's consumer watchdog said in a lawsuit.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA warns telcos over lack of info for disability consumers

Australia’s three largest telcos have been warned by the telecommunications regulator over breaches of safeguards for consumers with disabilities.

Source: iTWire

Telstra accelerates 6000 job cuts, junks $500m in legacy IT

Telstra’s massive purge of staff and legacy applications and infrastructure has accelerated sharply, saying it will have 6000 of 8000 slated job cuts “announced” by the end of the financial year, six months earlier than outlined in previous guidance.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australian 5G market to generate $45 billion in annual revenues: report

The enterprise 5G market in Australia is predicted to generate around $45 billion in revenue a year by the mid 20s, according to a newly released research report.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to axe 6,000 roles by the end of FY19

Telstra is expecting to cut up to 6,000 roles by the end of the 2019 financial year, putting it "on track" to reach the previously announced net cost out target of $2.5 billion by the end of 2022.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Optus strikes WA Govt deal for regional network upgrade

Optus has struck an agreement with the Western Australia Government in a co-investment deal worth more than $3.8 million to upgrade 11 satellite small cells across regional areas.

Source: ARN

Monday, 27 May 2019

Vodafone flags mobile congestion, inability to compete if TPG merger doesn't go through

​Vodafone Hutchinson Australia has filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court of Australia in order to bypass the ACCC’s decision to block the merger with TPG.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to trial its first FTTN upgrade paths from June

NBN Co will begin a trial next month that will see 50 fibre-to-the-node users receive an upgrade to either fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) or fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC ponders merger law revamp to stay relevant in the digital era

The watchdog has highlighted challenges in implementing merger law in situations where tech giants are scooping up startups and potentially closing room for competition.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC on TPG-Vodafone: Consumers need the benefits of vigorous competition

As the two telcos head to the Federal Court of Australia to push for their merger to be given the green light.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus gets A$3.3b takeover offer from Swedish equity firm

Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications has advised the ASX that it has received an indicative takeover offer from Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure for A$5.25 per share, valuing the company at A$3.3 billion.

Source: iTWire

Telstra warned for breaking rules on mobile base stations

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has formally warned Telstra over non-compliance with the rules governing the deployment of mobile base stations.

Source: iTWire

Vocus receives $3.2B takeover offer

​Vocus has received an acquisition proposal from EQT Infrastructure in a deal valued at $5.25 per share in cash, worth $3.26 billion, via a scheme of arrangement.

Source: ARN

Vocus is up for sale again

Vocus is courting potential buyers for the second time in three years, revealing Swedish private equity group EQT Infrastructure as a possible suitor.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA puts Telstra on notice after breaching base station code

​Telco giant, Telstra has been slapped with a formal warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), after failing to consult with the public over mobile phone base station installations.

Source: ARN

ACCC banks on TPG restarting its $2bn mobile build

Australian consumers are more likely to see “high and stable” prices for mobile services if TPG and Vodafone are allowed to merge compared to if they stayed separate, the competition watchdog says.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sunday, 26 May 2019

New comms minister Fletcher says completing NBN rollout a priority

Newly appointed Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says one of his key priorities will be completing the rollout of the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Paul Fletcher to oversee last leg of NBN rollout after Morrison’s ministerial reshuffle

Paul Fletcher will oversee the rollout of the National Broadband Network as Australia’s new communications minister, ahead of the scheduled completion of the NBN in 2020.

Source: ARN