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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

ACCC puts blame for slow NBN speed squarely on FTTN

Fibre-to-the-node connections are acting as a drag on overall speed averages on the NBN, prompting calls for action to remediate problems or migrate more users onto cheaper plans.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband upgrades network

NBN RSP Aussie Broadband has revealed significant network upgrades giving it the capability to support five times as many users than it currently has.

Source: iTWire

TPG keeps top spot for download speeds in fourth NBN report

TPG delivered the highest percentage of maximum plan download speeds, while Exetel delivered on upload speeds and latency in the ACCC's final broadband speed monitoring report for 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

FTTP and HFC outperform FTTN in broadband speed test

FTTP and HFC NBN services delivered about 86 per cent to 87 per cent of maximum plan speeds at busy hours, compared to about 79 per cent for FTTN, according to the ACCC’s broadband speed test.

Source: ARN

Optus Fined $10 Million For Misleading Customers

The ACCC has just announced that the Federal Court has ordered Optus to pay $10 million for misleading customers. Proceedings against Optus began in October 2018, with the order being handed down today. In a breach of corporate regulations, some Optus customers unknowingly bought digital content such as ringtones and games through third party billing services.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

More than 2,500 NBN Co services disrupted in Townsville floods

NBN Co has confirmed there are currently 2,656 services impacted over the National broadband Network (NBN) in Townsville as a result of the flood in the area.

Source: ARN

YouTube ripping sites the new piracy site-block target

Thanks to the expansion of piracy site-block laws to websites that have the primary effect of facilitating copyright infringement, a series of music copyright holders have sought the block of sites that allegedly allow users to download YouTube videos and strip them down to audio files.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Music industry tackles illicit challenge to streaming services

A group of major music labels is seeking court orders that will force major telcos to block online services that they say represent an illicit challenge to streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Source: Computerworld

Labor calls on NBN Co to reduce number of missed appointments

The Australian Labor Party has called on NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, to improve its processes and communication with users in order to reduce the number of missed appointments.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 4 February 2019

Telstra blames NBN Co for rising copper costs

Telstra says NBN Co’s decision to use Sky Muster for hard-to-serve premises on metropolitan fringes means higher costs to keep copper infrastructure online for tiny numbers of geographically-spread users.

Source: iTnews Australia

Chorus trials 10Gbps broadband

Chorus gigabit broadband customers in Auckland and Wellington can apply to be among the first to trial a new 10Gbps-speed service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor again hints at NBN write-down if it is elected

The Australian Labor Party has again hinted that it would look at a write-down of the value of the national broadband network if elected, a move that would bring down connection prices and help retail service providers.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Optus unveils an NBN-like 50Mbps-plus wireless service

Optus has revealed it will offer a wireless broadband service capable of at least 50Mbps speeds with unlimited data quota for $70 a month.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus releases 5G plans, says launch gives Australians chance to be amongst first to experience 5G

Optus has released the first details of its 5G Home Broadband service which is underpinned by a plan to deliver 1,200 5G sites by March 2020.

Source: iTWire

Optus 5G Home Broadband goes live in Canberra and Sydney

Optus is expecting to deliver its 5G Home Broadband service to customers across 50 sites in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, the ACT, South Australia, and Western Australia in the second quarter of 2019.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

NBN Co finds its new CFO

NBN Co has finally sourced a replacement chief financial officer after its previous one, Stephen Rue, was promoted to CEO in the middle of last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co appoints 30-year financial veteran as CFO

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has appointed former APN Outdoor executive Philip Knox as chief financial officer.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

TPG stops its mobile network due to Huawei ban

TPG is stopping the rollout of its mobile network because the government’s ban on Huawei equipment for 5G networks would prevent it from ever being upgraded.

Source: iTnews Australia

'Sad day for competition' as TPG cans Australia's fourth mobile network

Telco TPG is ceasing the rollout of its mobile network, which would have been a fourth competitor in the Australian mobile phone market.

Source: ABC News

Should ACCC also tackle NBN Co about speeds? One ISP thinks so

The Australian competition watchdog has the right intentions when it fines Internet service providers for not living up to the speed claims they make, a small ISP says, but adds that the NBN Co should not be allowed to get off scot-free.

Source: iTWire