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Monday, 4 June 2018

Consumers could lose services over NBN ‘failure’: ACCAN

Telecommunications industry consumer lobby group, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, has raised concerns that consumers will lose services with what it says is the failure of the national broadband network fixed wireless and satellite services not meeting current broadband requirements.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co could target multi-terabyte fixed wireless users

NBN Co is considering whether to rein in users clocking up “terabytes” of data usage each month on the fixed wireless network by throttling their services in the evening peak.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN considers throttling fixed wireless ‘superusers’

NBN is examining ways it to minimise the impact of what CEO Bill Morrow has dubbed “superusers” on the performance of its fixed-wireless service, including potentially introducing a ‘fair use’ policy.

Source: Computerworld

Huawei: Australia needs us for 5G competition

Following anti-Huawei national security advice from the US, Huawei is looking into how the cost of 5G network rollouts would blow out if it were to be banned from providing equipment to Australia's telcos.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tackling trolls begins with understanding them

Online abuse is a social problem that just happens to be powered by technology. There are many ways we can make online spaces kinder, from simple design changes to a shift in online social norms, writes Renee Barnes.

Source: ABC News

Friday, 1 June 2018

Optus seeks compensation from Telstra over 'unlimited' campaign

Optus is seeking to establish what losses it has incurred from Australia's incumbent telco running its 'unlimited' advertising campaign.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN retail prices are starting to rise

Optus is the first major retailer to raise the price of its entry-level NBN services, a decision the rest of the industry is likely to have to confront over coming months.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus customer's system hacked, used to swamp triple-zero service

Australia's triple-zero service was hit by a malicious attack last weekend, with up to 600 calls at a time made through a customer of telco Vocus, with the attacker flooding the number during three short periods between 6.09am and 7.55am.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Australian shoppers to be blocked from Amazon's US site

The online retail giant will prevent Australian consumers from accessing its global sites to counter new laws to force it to collect the good and services tax on transactions.

Source: ABC News

​Amazon to block Aussies from global marketplace

From July 1, 2018, overseas retailers selling goods to Australia will be liable to pay GST on items under AU$1,000, so Amazon has decided to pull out of selling to customers down under from its global marketplace.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co details ICT channel program

NBN Co has released details on the structure of its ICT channel program, which was launched in April.

Source: ARN

Telstra pit fire not caused by lightning, RFS finds

Fire investigators have ruled out a lightning strike as the cause of a blackened Telstra pit in regional NSW earlier this month that disrupted Triple Zero emergency calls.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Court backs Optus after Telstra's

​The Supreme Court of Victoria has found that Optus did not engage in a misleading or deceptive conduct over its "empires end" advertisement.

Source: ARN

Optus to stop selling Virgin Mobile services by mid-June

Optus has revealed it will stop selling Virgin Mobile Australia services as of 15 June with all the retail stores under its outgoing Virgin Mobile brand to be closed by the end of June.

Source: ARN

Optus to shut all Virgin Mobile stores by end of June

Optus is set to close all of Virgin Mobile’s retail stores by the end of June this year, with the telco providing more details on its planned closure and integration of the subsidiary brand.

Source: iTnews Australia

New ASIC guidelines for web blocking awaiting legal sign-off

Guidance for Australian Securities and Investments Commission staff on the use of Section 313 (3) of the Telecommunications Act to block Australians' access to particular websites or online services are currently in draft form and awaiting sign-off from ASIC’s legal office, some 10 months after the government issued whole-of-government guidelines.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co: pay is hardly a reflection of performance

The news that the staff at NBN Co are paid handsomely from the public purse comes in the same week that a study showed chief executives' pay in the US to be up to 5000 times that of an average worker in the companies they headed.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co accountability pledge by Labor if it regains power

The Australian Labor Party has pledged to make NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, more accountable to consumers if it gets back into power at the next federal election.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

NBN remediating 3Mbps fixed-wireless cells

NBN is remediating nine congested fixed-wireless cells that provide speeds of just 3Mbps to users during peak periods, adding that it has seen greater uptake than expected across fixed-wireless and satellite.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Melbourne ISP launches NBN challenger in Queensland

Melbourne-based internet service provider Binary Networks has revealed its fixed wireless broadband service being offered in South-West Queensland.

Source: ARN