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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Vocus confirms subsea cable outage

Vocus has confirmed that the SMW3 subsea cable between Perth and Singapore is experiencing an outage thanks to a cable break, with an expected repair date of mid October.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus, Seven Network extend satellite contract

Optus Satellite has extended its services contract for a further four years with the Seven television network for transponder capacity on the Optus D1 satellite.

Source: iTWire

Telstra's NSW users suffer internet problems

Telstra suffered a domain name server (DNS) outage in NSW with a wide range of users reporting connectivity issues beginning around 5am.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie internet pain after Asian subsea cables cut

Australian internet service providers are warning users to expect increased traffic latency for the next six weeks after twin typhoons broke a number of subsea links between Sydney and Hong Kong.

Source: iTnews Australia

Bad weather hits subsea cables

iiNet has warned customers to expect slower Internet speeds and increased latency and packet-loss to international destinations in Asia after a number of sub-sea links between Australia and Hong Kong were severed due severe weather.

Source: Computerworld

nbn douses Telstra’s $5B future infrastructure income sell-off plan

nbn withholds consent for Telstra’s plan to sell-off $5 billion worth of future infrastructure income.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

ACCAN pressures Optus, Vodafone to follow Telstra with ban on 3rd party charges

Telecommunications consumer interest group ACCAN is pressuring Optus and Vodafone to follow Telstra and ban third party mobile subscriptions.

Source: iTWire

Telstra ditches third-party billing for subscriptions

Telstra has decided to stop allowing third-party subscription-based content providers to charge for their products from the telco's customer bills, following long-time problems with the practice.

Source: iTnews Australia

Challenger ISPs scrap for tiny NBN market share

Australia’s top internet service providers continue to control 87 percent of the NBN market, but the number of challengers scrapping for what’s left has more than doubled in just one year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 28 August 2017

Amaysim eyes fibre partnerships with Telstra, Vocus

Amaysim is in discussions with providers to expand its fibre reach across the country, while also planning to connect directly to some of NBN's 121 POIs this year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ISP chief outlines plan for easy NBN upgrades

The head of an Internet service provider in Tasmania has outlined a method whereby, he claims, the current crop of NBN users who are on copper can be upgraded to all-fibre connections without any upfront payment.

Source: iTWire

Amaysim's first NBN users buck trend for high-speed plans

Amaysim has built an NBN subscriber base of “3000-plus” customers in its first four months offering NBN plans of its own, with up to one-third opting for the highest speed plans.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos To Act On NBN Nightmare Migrations

With the nationwide rollout half over, NBN and its cohorts finally concede they need to do more to help Australians trapped in broadband hell.

Source: Gizmodo

Amaysim’s NBN play pays off despite broadband business loss

​Amaysim has seen NBN customers surge, but the company's broadband business returned a $2.6 million underlying loss for the year.

Source: ARN

NBN Co justifies use of FttN for Sydney Botanical Gardens

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, says it was forced to use fibre-to-the-node technology to connect Sydney's Royal Botanical Gardens because of the heritage listing of the 30-hectare site.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 25 August 2017

NBN admits customers in new properties facing 'unacceptable' delays

The company rolling out the NBN is reviewing the way it connects newly built properties to the network after conceding customers are facing "unacceptable" and "lengthy" delays.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 24 August 2017

NBN: govt doing everything but what is needed

As the hum of complaints about the NBN grew and grew, reaching a shrill pitch, it was only to be expected that the government would react; each NBN user represents at least one vote in its reckoning.

Source: iTWire

ACCC broadband monitoring scheme has been flooded with applicants

The ACCC already has 7400 internet users vying for half as many spots on its forthcoming broadband performance monitoring program.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

ACCC should try explaining NBN speeds to grandma

Only a bureaucrat would think 'standard plus evening speed' is an informative label.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus revenue nears $2B

Vocus has published its audited full year results reporting revenue for the 2017 financial year of $1.82 billion, up 119 per cent from the previous year.

Source: ARN