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Friday, 11 October 2019

ACCC loses prepaid fee slug case against TPG

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has walked away from the Federal Court with another shiner after its case alleging misleading and deceptive conduct against mobile provider TPG's prepaid fee slugs was dismissed with costs.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG cleared of allegedly misleading customers over 'prepayment' fee

A legal challenge by the ACCC against TPG Telecom over alleged misleading conduct relating to a $20 ‘prepayment’ fee has been dismissed.

Source: ARN

Internet Australia lambasts Australian Government over Facebook encryption letter

Lobby group Internet Australia has told the Australian Government it is “deeply concerned” over its request to Facebook to halt plans to introduce strong end-to-end encryption in its messaging systems.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Vocus wants NBN to stick to its original wholesale remit

Vocus CEO Kevin Russell has hit out at the National Broadband Network (NBN) for the tactics it has used to ramp up its number of enterprise customers, calling on the government to hand the national wholesaler a new statement of expectations.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra's Belong to expand intelligent automation

Telstra-owned Belong is setting up an intelligent automation guild to power an expansion of the technology across the organisation.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus calls for rewrite of NBN statement of expectations

Vocus chief executive Kevin Russell has called on the government to issue a new statement of expectations for NBN Co on how it should behave in the enterprise market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Vodafone flags 130 job cuts at Hobart call centre

Vodafone Australia is proposing cuts of 130 roles at its Hobart contact centre under a restructure.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co gave Macquarie Telecom pricing details months before competitors

The ACCC has formally warned NBN Co for offering materially different commercial terms to different RSPs​ and giving preferential treatment to Macquarie Telecom.

Source: ARN

ACCC warns NBN Co over playing favourites with RSPs

The Australian competition watchdog has warned NBN Co, the company rolling out broadband in the country, about discriminating between retail service providers when it comes to supplying upgraded infrastructure to business customers.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to switch off 3G network in June 2024

Telstra will shut down its 3G network in June 2024 amid efforts to free up infrastructure and bandwidth resources to ramp up its 4G and 5G presence.

Source: ARN

Telstra flags 3G switch off planned for 2024

Australia's incumbent telco Telstra has announced it is planning to switch off its 3G network in June 2024 and refarm the spectrum for its 5G network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co wants to fix your home wi-fi

NBN Co is hoping to add a “tool, firmware agent, or feature” to wi-fi gateways in selected people’s homes to collect telemetry that can help it troubleshoot the in-home portion of internet connections.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband automates enterprise NBN ordering

Aussie Broadband already processes automatically almost 90% of its residential and small business NBN orders, and is now extending this capability to enterprise NBN services.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Telstra cuts uplink speeds early in NBN fixed wireless shift

Internet providers are starting to move 151,000 users from the old NBN 50Mbps fixed wireless product to a new “best effort” service, but some customers will get more constrained uplink speeds from day one.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australians attracted to connecting tablets to mobile networks

Two in five Australians (46%) are interested in connecting their tablets to mobile networks, especially if it can be connected using a mobile data sharing plan, according to a new forecast from technology analyst firm Telsyte.

Source: iTWire

Spirit of Tasmania passengers get new high-speed satellite internet service

Passengers on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service between Devonport and Melbourne now have access to high-speed internet, with a partnership by the ferry operators with Australian satellite internet provider, IPSTAR Broadband.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co rezones businesses for cheaper pricing

NBN Co is hoping to encourage more businesses to switch to its enterprise products by lowering their connection costs from Wednesday this week.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 4 October 2019

Telstra brings free station wi-fi to NSW Central Coast

Commuters should start to notice isolated improvements to mobile coverage along the NSW Central Coast rail corridor, with the first stretches of track now fitted with new mobile base stations and free station wi-fi.

Source: iTnews Australia

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