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Thursday, 8 February 2018

NBN capacity purchase increase leads to 1.53Mbps per user

Five RSPs have now connected to all 121 NBN points of interconnect, with the ACCC also recording a marginal increase per user in CVC capacity purchased from 1.11Mbps to 1.53Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus adds 'record' 127k mobile customers

Optus has announced net profit of AU$262 million for the quarter on revenue of AU$2.33 billion, with the telco attributing this to the addition of 127,000 post-paid mobile customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus Business sees revenue fall

Optus Business saw a year-on-year decline in revenue for the quarter ending December 2017, according to the latest financial report by parent company, Singtel.

Source: ARN

ACCC optimistic on consumer benefits as retailers vie for NBN services

Telstra continues to dominate the market for services on the NBN, well ahead of all other telcos, with just under half of the services nationally and an even greater share in regional Australia.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co sees first major CVC increase

NBN Co has seen its first major movement in the amount of connectivity virtual circuit being bought by RSPs, coinciding with the launch of a new temporary price construct.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN resellers finally start buying more bandwidth

The ACCC has revealed a 38 per cent increase in NBN CVC acquired by resellers for the three months ending December.

Source: ARN

Warner Bros chases Netflix with film streaming pilot

American entertainment giant Warner Bros is dipping its toes into on-demand content in Australia through a partnership with ASX-listed video technology start-up Linius Technologies.

Source: iTnews Australia

30% to abandon NBN for wireless: ALP report claim

A new ACCC co-funded survey has been cited by the Australian Labor Party as showing that 30% of households could abandon the NBN and switch to wireless broadband. The number stands in in stark contrast to NBN Co projections.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Kogan Mobile launches $7.90, 32GB 'first-recharge' deal for new customers

Fierce 'everything' competitor, Kogan, has slashed all of its 30-day SIM-only deals to $7.90 for the first recharge, with the standout feature a massive 32GB for the first recharge.

Source: iTWire

New NBN exec to oversee enterprise push

NBN has announced that Paul Tyler will lead its business sales and marketing division.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co poaches Telstra business group exec

NBN Co has poached Telstra’s group managing director for business to head up its own business operations.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN take-up dips as low as 39 percent

NBN Co is seeing take-up in some of its worst-performing areas between 15 percent and 35 percent below forecasts - and the key question the company is trying to answer now is why.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Telstra, TPG, Vocus begin trialling NBN enterprise products

NBN is planning to launch its Enterprise Ethernet product by Q3 this year, with Telstra, TPG, and Vocus now trialling the symmetrical 1Gbps service designed for government and large business customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's 5G spectrum price blown away at auction

The government will face renewed pressure this year over prized 5G spectrum that is parked with NBN Co at a fraction of its commercial value.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 5 February 2018

Village Roadshow accuses Google of demonstrably 'facilitating crime'

Film producer believes it would be squished by Google's lawyers, but wants the option to sue to remain available thanks to a lack of safe harbour for service providers in Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co cuts $184m deal for enterprise satellite service

NBN Co will offer enterprise services on its Sky Muster satellites from early 2019, the network builder has revealed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra opens 5G Innovation Centre

Telstra on Monday opened an innovation centre where it will test next-generation mobile technologies in Australian conditions to support the early commercial deployment of 5G services across the country.

Source: ARN

Friday, 2 February 2018

Telstra writes off $500 million investment in video-streaming business Ooyala

Ooyala was supposed to be Telstra's ticket to become a global technology giant, but now it looks like another value destroyer for the struggling telco.

Source: ABC News

Optus aims for 5G fixed wireless rollout in 2019

Optus plans to commence the rollout of a 5G fixed line service in Australia by early 2019, starting with key metropolitan areas.

Source: ARN

Optus to offer fixed wireless over 5G

Optus has fired a warning shot at NBN Co, unveiling plans to offer high-speed fixed wireless services in key metro areas based on 5G technology.

Source: iTnews Australia