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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Telstra to refund excess charges to 150k mobile broadband users

Telstra is offering to refund excess charges incurred by mobile broadband customers over almost six years due to a system error that prevented them receiving usage notifications.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos get new obligations to cooperatively target scam calls

Australian telcos will be subject to new enforced obligations mandating cooperation and the use of several techniques to thwart scam calls.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

NBN Co opens up CVC pooling nationally to RSPs

NBN Co has agreed to let internet retail service providers pool their connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) bandwidth across Australia.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to allow internet providers to pool CVC nationally

NBN Co will allow retail service providers to pool all their connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) bandwidth nationally from May 2020, a move that could ease pressure on rising costs.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to temporarily cut 100Mbps prices starting 2020

NBN Co is hoping to drum up interest in its forthcoming 100/20Mbps product by temporarily lowering the price of 100Mbps services in the New Year.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet lost a copper line, an NBN customer, and must now undergo a systems audit

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a direction to iiNet to undergo an independent audit after it left a customer's legacy ADSL service service switched off for the better part of November last year, following a bungled NBN migration.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet rapped for bungled NBN migration

Australia’s media watchdog has handed iiNet a dressing down after a customer’s NBN migration left them without internet for more than three weeks.

Source: ARN

Monday, 25 November 2019

Optus follows Telstra and Vodafone in killing off contract phone plans

Optus has followed Telstra and Vodafone's lead in restructuring all of its postpaid plans as contract-free offerings that allow customers to leave at any time.

Source: WhistleOut

Australia's NBN a hell of an achievement: Malcolm Turnbull

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's effort to entrench his own narrative of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) into Australia's political history is truly fascinating.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus goes ‘build your own’ with release of new mobile plans

Optus has released a range of “build your own” mobile phone plans giving customers the ability to “mix and match a range of features” of their plan by choosing a monthly data amount, international calls and roaming data.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co has "difficulty competing" for new housing estate jobs

NBN Co’s ability to compete with commercial operators that build telecommunications networks in new housing estates is being tested, with the government plotting to intervene.

Source: iTnews Australia

Roadshow, Netflix seek to block open source Popcorn Time app

Village Roadshow is spearheading a new effort to obtain Federal Court orders directing major Australian ISPs to block their customers from accessing eighty-seven online services accused of facilitating piracy.

Source: Computerworld

Optus mobile plan shake up forgoes 5G charges

Optus is finally shaking up its mobile plan structure, simplifying from what was the most complex plans of Australia's top telcos.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 22 November 2019

Get 12 months of Amazon Prime on select Vodafone plans

Vodafone is throwing in a year of Amazon Prime if you pick up a new Samsung smartphone.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN and energy overhaul at the centre of Albanese's economic pitch

Labor leader Anthony Albanese uses the second of his so-called vision speeches to call for an end to energy-policy paralysis and improvements to the national broadband network to boost productivity.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co helps staff solve awkward questions at social events

NBN Co built a self-service app that its staff can use when hit up at social functions by family, friends and randoms for technical and troubleshooting assistance.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra and Belong to contact customers on slow NBN connections, says ACCC

Yesterday afternoon, the ACCC announced that Telstra and Belong will be contacting customers who are not receiving the maximum speed available on their NBN plan.

Source: WhistleOut

S&P does not expect 5G threat to NBN in the short to medium term

Credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has said it does not expect 5G fixed wireless broadband networks to replace the NBN in the near-to-medium term, due to heavy capital spending and the fact that some players were stretched financially.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Telstra's free NBN speed boost backfires

A goodwill gesture by Telstra that upgraded 770,000 NBN customers to higher speed plans for free partially backfired when some customers’ lines couldn’t support the newfound gains.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra to contact NBN customers on slow services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced on Thursday that Telstra will be contacting its consumers with NBN plans that are at higher speeds than their connection can handle.

Source: ZDNet Australia