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Monday, 2 December 2019

ACCC to steer clear of eSIM regulations for now

Telstra and other mobile network operators are to be given more time to open eSIM functionality up to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband pauses IPv6 trial due to Cisco bug

Aussie Broadband has temporarily paused an IPv6 beta trial “due to an ongoing bug” affecting the firmware of Cisco aggregation services routers (ASRs) it uses in its network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN broadband tax referred to Senate committee

After being introduced in the House of Representatives, the government's Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019 and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 were last week referred to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus cops $6.4m fine for dodgy NBN disconnection claims

The Federal Court has ordered Optus pay $6.4 million in penalties after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission pursued it over making misleading claims to customers that their home broadband would be imminently disconnected.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co shows its top user now hits 26TB a month

NBN Co’s biggest user is based in Queensland and is consuming 26TB of data a month.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus to pay AU$6.4 million for misleading NBN disconnection claims

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has collected another victory, with Optus to pay a AU$6.4 million penalty for misleading its customers over NBN disconnections.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Amaysim closes $7.8M Jeenee buy

Amaysim has wrapped up its $7.8 million acquisition of mobile virtual network operator Jeenee Communications, a move aimed at further building its presence in the local market.

Source: ARN

Friday, 29 November 2019

The best Black Friday phone plan and NBN deals

Black Friday is back and bigger than ever, with more and more Aussie retailers offering great deals. Here's a look at some of the best phone, mobile, and NBN deals around.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co connection complaint management only 'partially effective'

NBN Co is not reaching its own timeliness targets for managing connection-related complaints, the Australian National Audit Office has found.

Source: ARN

Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax

Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 28 November 2019

JGA South cable lands at Sydney

The Japan-Guam-Australia South subsea cable system (JGA South) has been landed at Sydney's Narrabeen Beach in Sydney.

Source: iTWire

Broadband tax now planned to kick in July 2020

The federal government has reintroduced long-delayed legislation for a broadband tax on non-NBN operated fixed line services, which it hopes will be in place from 1 July 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

New rules for telcos to meet emergency call services obligations

Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Telstra brings 5G to 15 more towns and cities

Australia's 5G networks are still very much a work in progress, but as of today, Telstra customers will find 5G in more towns and cities around the country. Telstra 5G is now available in 25 towns and cities, up from 10 when the next generation network first launched in May.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra seeing one in four Android handsets sold being 5G capable

Telstra is seeing a quarter of its Android phones sold since July be 5G capable, the telco said at its investor day on Wednesday.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA proposes three-point action plan to crack down on phone scams

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has put forward a three-point action plan in its newly released Combating Scams: Actions Plan report in a move to fight phone scams.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra sees no upside in latest NBN price changes

Telstra CEO Andy Penn expects to see “no pickup” - or improvement - in the economics of selling NBN services from the outcomes of a five-month wholesale price review by NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia

Turnbull again accused of spreading wrong information about 5G

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of continuing to spread misinformation about the security architecture of 5G networks, with a Huawei Australia official claiming Turnbull was still relying on incorrect technical advice he had been given while he was prime minister.

Source: iTWire

ACMA formally warns Telstra about excess data usage notices

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued Telstra a formal warning for the telco's failure to email more than 150,000 mobile broadband customers about excess data usage, resulting in these people having to fork out for the data.

Source: iTWire

Telstra pushes for ‘seat at the table’ if NBN Co goes private

​Telstra is still keeping its cards on the table for a potential NBN Co privatisation, its chief executive officer Andy Penn has revealed.

Source: ARN