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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Telstra plans to sell $5bn in future NBN revenue

Telstra has outlined a plan to sell at least $5 billion of its future NBN revenues, though it will need approval from the government and NBN Co to do so.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra to launch low-cost mobile brand

Telstra is set to make a major play for the “price-sensitive” end of the mobile market by launching services under its no frills Belong brand.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus' net profit comes in under expectations

Vocus Group's unaudited financials for the year have revealed the company's net profit after tax has come in $152.3 million below its expected guidance range.

Source: ARN

NBN: Bill Morrow should hang head in 12Mbps of shame

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd first spoke of a 12Mbps NBN back in 2007, which even then wasn’t that fast, so to still have 29% of Australians stuck on 12Mbps in 2017 is shameful.

Source: iTWire

Telstra shares slump as profit tumbles, dividend slashed

Telstra shares tumble to five-year lows as it slashes its future dividends and announces plans to sell a part of its future NBN receipts.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Telcos can make NBN speed problem disappear, insists Tasmanian ISP

The head of a Tasmanian retail service provider has taken issue with statements made by Robin Eckermann, an adjunct professor at Canberra University, about CVC pricing and its impact on prices for NBN packages.

Source: iTWire

Optus Wholesale opens up NBN services through BTB partnership

​Optus Wholesale​ has established a partnership with BTB Australia to deliver national broadband network (NBN) services, which BTB will on-sell to energy retailer, WINconnect.

Source: ARN

Racing authorities push for access to phone metadata ahead of Melbourne Cup

Punters make up to "600 bets a second" on Melbourne Cup day, but authorities say they have been unable to uphold the race's integrity since the Federal Government stripped them of their right to request phone records two years ago.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

NBN Co may flip problem FTTN lines to different tech

Premises in the NBN’s fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) footprint with lines incapable of 25 Mbps peak rates could be moved over to an alternate access technology if all other options fail.

Source: iTnews Australia

Rules prevent FttN users from complaining about speeds

NBN customers who are on fibre-to-the-node connections are unable to lodge a fault with the company in charge of the broadband rollout about slow speeds unless the download speed falls below 12Mbps.

Source: iTWire

NBN doubles revenue to $1 billion as rollout passes halfway mark

Criticisms and public and industry disquiet about the National Broadband Network aside, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has given an upbeat assessment on the broadband rollout on the back of revenue more than doubling from $421 million to $1 billion for the 12 months to the end of June - against the 2017 corporate plan target of $900 million.

Source: iTWire

MyNetFone takes "cautious" approach to the NBN

MyNetFone reveals a "cautious" approach to the NBN, as it posts $191.8 million revenue for the full year ending 30 June 2017.

Source: ARN

Sluggish top tier uptake throws NBN returns into question

​The stagnant rate of the average revenue per user from active NBN services is set to remain a source of uncertainty for the project’s ultimate profitability.

Source: ARN

Monday, 14 August 2017

NBN chief tells Vodafone to accept prices or walk

NBN Co chief Bill Morrow has warned Vodafone not to bother becoming an NBN reseller if it can’t make the current wholesale pricing work.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie telcos faced over 333K Govt metadata requests in FY16

​Australia’s government agencies made approximately 333,980 authorisations for the disclosure of historical telecommunications data in FY2016.

Source: ARN

Southern Cross asks for quotes for new Pacific cable build

Southern Cross Cable Network has issued a request for quotes for the build of its 60 terabit per second NEXT trans Pacific circuit, following the successful completion of an ocean floor survey.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to "prioritise" enterprise orders

NBN Co is stepping up its bid to chase enterprise and government accounts, revealing plans to “prioritise” their orders as it tries to take 20 percent of its total revenue from the business sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

Subsea survey finds faster route for Southern Cross NEXT cable

A survey of around 15,000 kilometres of seabed has found a faster route for the Southern Cross NEXT cable project, which will connect Sydney, Auckland, and Los Angeles.

Source: Computerworld

Friday, 11 August 2017

NBN Co reveals 54,000 FTTN users can't get over 25 Mbps

NBN Co has revealed that one-third of all active fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services are currently incapable of achieving a downlink in excess of 50 Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN rivals weigh options to deal with broadband tax

Operators of networks considered to compete with the NBN are divided on whether to try to absorb the broadband tax or pass it through to their customers.

Source: iTnews Australia