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Monday, 23 September 2019

Good deal: Get 60GB for $40 from amaysim

If you're looking for a new SIM-only plan right now, this offer from amaysim is hard to go past.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra, Ericsson bring 5G coverage to AFL Grand final

Telstra is partnering with Ericsson and the Melbourne Cricket Club to install 5G into the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in readiness for the AFL grand final next Saturday.

Source: iTWire

NBN fibre alternative hits hurdle over community legal fears

Residents in Wamboin, near Canberra, fear a plan to replace their NBN satellite connections with high-speed fibre in a NSW Government-backed, community-led project might never be realised.

Source: ABC News

No home broadband for a year: the house the NBN forgot

Martin Bugeja was told he'd have no home phone or broadband for almost a year after a map error resulted in his home being skipped during the NBN rollout.

Source: SMH

Friday, 20 September 2019

Govt suggests NBN Co may need competitors

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says NBN Co may need some competition over the next decade to reduce the risk of Australia’s fixed-line network falling behind.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sydney-based Infinity Telecom nabbed over NBN information rules

Sydney-based NBN reseller Infinity Telecom has been sanctioned for failing to provide proper information on its website.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 19 September 2019

NBN blues? Get three months of Optus home wireless for free

Until September 30, Optus is offering customers the chance to get their first three months of its 500GB home wireless plan for free. The plan usually costs $85 per month.

Source: WhistleOut

Govt says NBN Co's Sky Muster inherited an image problem

Take-up of NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service is still impacted by a “hangover” brought about by poor user experiences with the now-retired interim satellite service, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has claimed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Switkowski reappointed as chair of NBN Co

Telecommunications executive Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed for another three years as Chair of NBN Co, the builders and operators of the National Broadband Network.

Source: iTWire

NBN connectivity expands to ATMs, traffic, transport, and environment infrastructure

Access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) has now been extended to operators of specialised devices such as traffic signals and ATMs.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co pitches 100Mbps+ users as a capacity management feature

NBN Co is pitching a new set of 100Mbps-plus plans to internet providers as a way to offset the rising cost to serve all users on the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Oh no! NBN speeds are set to become an even bigger mess

Yesterday, NBN Co proposed a host of changes to its wholesale pricing model, designed to improve speeds, introduce higher speed tier options and keep down costs for both telcos and their customers.

Source: WhistleOut

AARNet launches one Terabit per second high-bandwidth service

Internet service provider Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has announced the launch of high-bandwidth services capable of delivering more than one Terabit per second.

Source: ARN

NSW Police request telco data from 14 years ago

NSW Police has requested telecommunications metadata that is up to 14 years old to verify new evidence that emerges in protracted investigations and cold cases.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co still thinks 100/40Mbps might become 'business-only'

NBN Co won’t formally specify 100/40Mbps as ‘business-only’ but expects that may be an end result of bringing a new 110/20Mbps service to market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Telstra launches eSIM for phones

Telstra has offered eSIM plans for wearables and Windows 10 PCs for some time now, but the telco is now making the tech available to its phone plan customers from September 20.

Source: WhistleOut

Govt pitches unlimited 12Mbps as “entry-level” NBN

The federal government has taken the unusual step of specifying an expected retail price for a 12Mbps entry-level broadband service on the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co proposes discounts to broadband network wholesale prices

Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co floats “up to” gigabit speeds for $80 a month

NBN Co is proposing to slash the uplink speeds on its 250Mbps and “up to” 1Gbps services to bring them within the financial reach of fibre and HFC-connected households.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co confirms it won't scrap CVC charges

NBN Co is set to ignore calls from across the internet industry to dump the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) charge, meaning it will remain a variable cost for retail providers for the foreseeable future.

Source: iTnews Australia