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Monday, 18 December 2017

TIO tries to match NBN complaints to access techs

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is trying to get access to NBN Co’s core systems to automatically match complaints it receives to the last-mile access technology being used.

Source: iTnews Australia

One third of NBN users 'would change back if they could,' calls to scrap NBN12 speed tier

A new report "reveals widely varying user experiences for Australia’s NBN customers, with a third of NBN users wishing they could return to their non-NBN service."

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Queensland wants to build its own NBN

The Queensland government wants to build its own broadband network to rival the NBN in response to complaints about the rollout of the national network, particularly in regional areas.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 15 December 2017

TPG NBN 100 plan only hits 50Mbps at peak times as 25Mbps plan killed off

The telco has responded to the NBN wholesale price changes by removing its 25Mbps plan and revealing typical evening speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC sues Optus for rushing users onto NBN

Optus has been taken to court by the ACCC for allegedly misleading 20,000 HFC customers about their disconnection date in order to rush them onto the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus faces court after allegedly misleading 20,000 customers

The ACCC has taken Optus Internet to court alleging that the telco misled up to 20,000 customers over NBN migration time-frames.

Source: ARN

Optus offers data-free sports from Seven Network: 2018 Aussie Open, Olympics and Comm Games

Optus is offering new apps to offer data-free streaming of Seven’s live coverage of Australian Open, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 14 December 2017

TPG moves on discounted 50Mbps NBN tier

TPG and its subsidiary internet brands are the first to publicly adopt temporary 50Mbps NBN pricing, dropping mention of the 25Mbps tier from their websites.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet wants your money to give you back your money

iiNet is in many ways a unique ISP. It is one of the few that started life in a garage, following the Silicon Valley model. It used to be very good at providing service. But after being bought by TPG, it only seems to be obsessed with money.

Source: iTWire

In preparation for 5G, Optus bolsters metro network coverage with 2300 and 3500MHz spectrum

Optus has "successfully acquired a variety of new metropolitan licences for its customers in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz spectrum bands," for better metro coverage and 5G preparation.

Source: iTWire

NBN reseller enters liquidation owing $330K

NBN retail service provider, Tellnet, has been placed into liquidation owing $330,000 to secured and unsecured creditors.

Source: ARN

Telstra pays $50m for Brisbane 5G spectrum

Telstra has paid $50 million at auction for a block of 3.4GHz spectrum in Brisbane, a clear sign of its build preparations for a 5G network.

Source: iTnews Australia

$92.6 million paid out as spectrum auction wraps up

The sale of spectrum has been completed with Optus and Telstra, TPG, the wholesale operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, and Vodafone, all securing spectrum to be used to help them meet what they say is rising demand for mobile and fixed wireless broadband services. Telstra was the dominant buyer of spectrum, shelling out $72.5 million.

Source: iTWire

Telstra pays $72.5M to tap into more mobile spectrum

​Telstra has agreed to cough up $72.5 million for additional mobile spectrum usage in Australia, as country's latest bandwidth auction wraps up.

Source: ARN

NBN sets up 50Mbps as flagship speed under new wholesale pricing

NBN will be offering bundled AVC and CVC pricing to retailers as of Q2 next year, with discounts across the 50Mbps and 100Mbps tiers designed to drive uptake of higher-speed plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co hopes new prices will reveal network's power

NBN Co is hoping to demonstrate its network is capable of more than what end users currently see, using new prices to tempt users onto higher-speed services.

Source: iTnews Australia

MyRepublic has mixed feelings over long awaited pricing review

Internet speed champion MyRepublic’s A/NZ MD, Nicholas Demos, reports "mixed feelings regarding the long awaited pricing review and raises concerns over the impact on the local market."

Source: iTWire

New NBN pricing targets capacity woes, low take-up of high speed plans

NBN has unveiled new bundled services that it hopes will encourage retail service providers (RSPs) to sell higher speed National Broadband Network plans while also combating the under-provisioning of capacity.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Rowland makes NBN an issue ahead of by-election

Labor Shadow Communcations Minister Michelle Rowland claims it is unthinkable that Malcolm Turnbull is spending $50 billion on a second-rate NBN that could be leaving residents on the HFC network with fifty times more network downtime when compared to those on fibre.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Internet Australia wants all ISPs to reimburse consumers misled over line speeds

Internet Australia has weighed into the debate about consumers being misled on Internet speeds by telcos, calling on all ISPs to follow Telstra and Optus and reimburse misled FttN customers.

Source: iTWire