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Friday, 5 April 2019

Telstra puts $13M into Central Coast mobile network

​Telstra has revealed a $13 million investment to improve mobile network coverage for commuters travelling from Hornsby to Wyong.

Source: ARN

Optus roasts 5G small cell property placement rules

Telecommunications carrier Optus has hit out at a lack of coordination between federal, state and local regulations that govern how mobile phone cells and towers are deployed, branding current arrangements as unfit for the 5G era.

Source: iTnews Australia

VHA-TPG Merger Would Provide Competition Boost: Analyst

The proposed merger between telecommunications company TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) will add mobile capabilities and greater scale to allow TPG to compete with Telstra and Optus more effectively, according to one analyst firm.

Source: iTWire

Amazon plans to launch over 3,000 satellites to offer broadband internet

​Amazon.com has confirmed its plan to build a network of over 3,000 satellites through "Project Kuiper" to provide high speed internet

Source: ARN

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Full fibre the least faulty NBN technology

Fibre-to-the-node and HFC lead the way in complaints for year to July 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co opens hundreds of new complex remediation cases

NBN Co has seen a massive jump in the number of users in need of complex “custom remediation” of their services, up from 52 in April last year to 723 today.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co reveals 183,000 FTTN users don't get over 25Mbps

NBN Co has revealed that 183,000 fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services aren’t hitting minimum  peak speeds of 25Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

Atlassian's Farquhar: social media laws will 'cost jobs, damage tech'

Atlassian's billionaire co-founder has joined the chorus of tech and media executives expressing concerns about Australia's new social media laws.

Source: SMH

Optus overcomes blackspot problem to deliver mobile coverage to Pomonal

Australia’s second largest telco Optus has switched on a new tower in Pomonal in regional Victoria as it continues to provide dedicated mobile phone coverage in more areas as part of its mobile blackspot program.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Music industry seeks to block stream-ripping services as part of piracy fight

Major record labels are seeking to have Australian telcos block access to a collection of online ‘stream ripping’ services that between them generate hundreds of millions of pageviews every month.

Source: Computerworld

NBN has purchased almost 30,000 kilometres of copper

It is well on the way to hitting the 40,000km milestone of being able to circle the planet at the equator.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor won't stand in way of Morrison government's social media laws

The new laws could result in executives at social media platforms facing up to three years in jail, and multi-billion dollar fines for tech companies.

Source: SMH

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Budget 2019-20: Government revises regional NBN subsidy

Budget documents reveal the government will revise the cap on its yet-to-be-legislated Regional Broadband Scheme subsidy for the NBN.

Source: Computerworld

Vocus drops 12Mbps NBN plans from iPrimus and Dodo

Vocus has stopped selling 12Mbps NBN services via its retail brands iPrimus and Dodo following a change made by NBN Co to wholesale bandwidth fees.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA releases draft spectrum outlook for next five years

The Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA has released this year’s draft five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO), with an overview of its spectrum management priorities and plans through to 2023.

Source: iTWire

Telstra ditching Thanks scheme for Plus rewards store

Details are scant for the new program, and business customers need not apply.

Source: ZDNet Australia

How Netflix decides what you want to watch

Netflix uses its huge store of data not only to pick which shows it thinks you'll like, but to decide how to promote those shows.

Source: SMH

Telstra unveils rewards program for customers

Telstra has unveiled a rewards program called Telstra Plus that will give its customers points for the money they spend with the telco and they can then use these to obtain discounts on new products and technology.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 1 April 2019

NBN Co technicians now missing 469 appointments a day

NBN Co’s technicians are now ‘missing’ 469 appointments a day, though in about one-third of cases the technician is early or late but still completes the work.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 29 March 2019

ACCC, Telstra back price stability for copper services

Telcos that sell voice and broadband services using Telstra’s copper network look unlikely to get a price cut, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) saying it’s inclined to maintain the current regulated pricing levels.

Source: Computerworld