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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

Friday, 24 May 2019

TPG and Vodafone challenge $15bn merger rejection

TPG and Vodafone have filed a case with an Australian court challenging the competition regulator’s move to block their $15 billion merger.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband retires Wideband, updates enterprise arm

Telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband will retire its Wideband Networks brand due to trademark concerns and because it makes "good commercial sense".

Source: ARN

Thursday, 23 May 2019

ACCC publishes guide for problem-plagued NBN fixed wireless broadband customers

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has published a guide for NBN fixed wireless customers, advising them how to seek compensation when they encounter problems with broadband services, including slow speeds.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co upgrades 'vast majority' of packet-dropping backhaul links

NBN Co has performed upgrades on “the vast majority” of 238 backhaul links identified last month as experiencing unacceptable levels of packet loss.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus apologises for outage, says issues completely fixed

Any Internet issues faced by Optus users on Thursday have been individual service-related issues, the company says, adding that these were not related to the overnight outage reported in these columns.

Source: iTWire

NBN fixed wireless users get ACCC advice on slow speeds

NBN Co is being given fresh motivation to fix congestion in its fixed wireless network as new rules and guidance take effect on how such services are sold, remediated and remedied.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Telstra's 5G add-on for new mobile plans costs AU$15 a month

Customers signing up to yet-to-be-released mobile plans will receive free 5G connectivity for at least 12 months.

Source: ZDNet Australia