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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

NBN Co sale shouldn't be about price, says ex-ACCC chair

NBN Co shouldn’t be privatised in the short-term or at the expense of users' best interests, former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Graeme Samuel says.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus reveals the extra 'millions' spent a month serving 12Mbps NBN users

Optus is incurring “millions of dollars” a month in excess charges to serve its 12Mbps NBN user base as a result of NBN Co’s price squeeze on the entry-level market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Path still open for InfraCo role in privatised NBN: Telstra CEO

Telstra’s CEO Andy Penn has said there is still potential for the company's InfraCo business to take a stake in NBN Co if the government forges ahead with its privatisation.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra’s former wholesale chief joins NBN Co

Will Irving will join NBN Co as its chief strategy and transformation officer, the network wholesaler announced today.

Source: Computerworld

NBN points to Telstra taking 20% of its revenue in wholesale price debate

After receiving AU$2 billion this year, Telstra is forecast to receive AU$1 billion annually from fiscal year 2021 well into the distant future.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co blames Telstra payments as a factor keeping prices high

NBN Co has laid part of the blame for wholesale price woes at Telstra’s feet as pressure mounted on the network builder to revamp its offerings.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Telstra tells NBN Co to scrap CVC charges

Telstra is the latest internet provider to urge NBN Co to scrap the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) construct, warning it is driving up prices and pushing consumers to look elsewhere for broadband.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Australia half year loss reaches $153M

​Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) has closed the half year ended 30 June with a net loss of $153.4 million, a fall from last year's $92.3 million.

Source: ARN

NBN Co upgrades capacity to almost 200 wireless towers

NBN Co has spent the past week performing capacity upgrades for almost 200 fixed wireless towers in six states and territories.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co ponders changes to its contentious pricing structure

With the national broadband network rollout now into its final 12 months, NBN Co's review of its pricing and products provides an opportunity for it to finesse its much-maligned pricing structure.

Source: SMH

Telstra calls in police after 26 exchanges broken into

Telstra is beefing up security at its exchanges after a spate of break-ins across the greater Sydney area.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband backs half-price NBN for 'disadvantaged' users

Aussie Broadband is urging NBN Co to create a “half-price” product for disadvantaged users, while also providing more compelling options for users whose lines - and budgets - support going above 100Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vandals break into 44 Telstra exchanges, causing potential impact on services

Telstra services are potentially affected after a series of break-ins at 44 exchange buildings across Sydney result in some sites being closed to staff, contractors and customers.

Source: ABC News

Vocus joins Vodafone in wanting NBN CVC construct scrapped

Vocus has renewed pressure on NBN Co to dump the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) construct, adopting the language of past critics in labelling CVC a “download tax” that inhibits network use.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 29 July 2019

Telstra worried about how data retention scope-creepers store what they extract

Telstra says that non-law enforcement organisations accessing telecommunications metadata via a legislative loophole ask for too much data, sometimes don’t pay for it, and may be storing it in an unencrypted form.

Source: iTnews Australia

Small business customers get more from Telstra

Telstra has expanded it services to small businesses with the offer of account management support for small business customers of all sizes.

Source: ARN

Telstra warns NSW influencing Australia-wide mobile costs

Telstra has warned of national repercussions to its mobile network costs if a draft plan by NSW on the rents levied on telcos to host infrastructure on public land is allowed to proceed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Google quiet on ACCC browser monopoly concerns

The search giant used its response to the ACCC to say its advertising platforms help publishers make more money online and drive traffic.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 26 July 2019

ACT Policing had an unauthorised metadata access party 3249 more times in 2015

ACT Policing has confessed that it found 3,249 extra times it accessed metadata without proper authorisation during 2015, on top of the 116 requests disclosed earlier this year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC Digital Platforms report calls for sweeping reforms

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission’s Digital Platforms Inquiry has delivered its long-awaited final report, and it recommends a raft of far-reaching regulatory changes to curb the powers of web giants in Australia, and make them more responsible for content they distribute.

Source: iTnews Australia