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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Aussie Broadband pins unlimited 100/20Mbps plan as new NBN flagship

In the wake of National Broadband Network announcing its new pricing structure at the end of November, Aussie Broadband has unveiled a new set of residential plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Save $10 per month on most Telstra mobile plans

Telstra is discounting most of its mobile plans by $10 per month for your first 12 months.

Source: WhistleOut

Accessible Telecoms made easier with Vodafone: ACCAN

People with disability will now be able to access in-store information about telco products suited to their needs through a new partnership between disability telecommunications service Accessible Telecoms and Vodafone Australia.

Source: iTWire

Optus completes 5G data call using 2300MHz spectrum

Optus is claiming to have made the world's first 5G data call using 2300MHz spectrum.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus and Ericsson make 5G call over 2300MHz

​​Optus has made its first 5G data call over 2300MHz spectrum in what is being claimed to be a world-first by a telecommunications carrier.

Source: ARN

How NBN Co struck its bothersome business deals

NBN Co is continuing to assert itself in the enterprise and government market, recently signing on big four bank Westpac in addition to the likes of Woolworths, Coles and Australia Post.

Source: iTnews Australia

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Vodafone will now email out your eSIM phone plan

Customers will no longer need to go a Vodafone store to get an eSIM-powered phone plan, with the telco today enabling online orders and SIM swaps for subscribers with a compatible device. Vodafone customers after an eSIM will now receive a QR code email, along with a confirmation code sent to their phone via text. Scanning this QR code will add the to a compatible device.

Source: WhistleOut

Friday, 6 December 2019

Telstra's Tumut exchange "severely damaged" by fire

Fire has “severely damaged” the Telstra exchange in the NSW Riverina town of Tumut, cutting fixed-line and Telstra mobile services to the entire town.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telco industry called to pitch in on mobile number porting fraud rules

The consumer watchdog wants industry help to work out how best telco providers should handle the porting of mobile numbers to avoid fraudulent requests.

Source: ARN

NBN contractor fined $40K over unpaid work

​Queensland networking contractor Attain Solutions has been fined $41,040 for failing to pay a teenage worker for a month of work.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Sydney has the worst mobile network out of major Australian cities

Sydney has the worst performing mobile network out of major Australian cities, according to global mobile data analyst Tutela, who just dropped a new report on 3G and 4G mobile quality. The report looked at the five most populated cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Source: WhistleOut

Optus CEO Allen Lew steps down

Optus has a new CEO with Allen Lew stepping aside and deputy CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin taking the role “with immediate effect”.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus to build subsea loop to Barossa gas project

Vocus is set to build a 500km cable loop off its north-west cable system to service the forthcoming multi-billion dollar Barossa gas project.

Source: iTnews Australia

Huawei ban will act as ‘5G tax’ on Australians

Excluding Huawei from Australia’s 5G roll-out will act as a ‘5G tax’ on citizens and increase the cost of deploying the technology by between $700 million and $2.1 billion, the networking giant said on Wednesday.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

TPG expects ‘margin headwinds’ until NBN roll-out completes

​TPG has signalled its business will face “headwinds” for the next two years until the NBN is finally rolled out.

Source: ARN

Aussie Broadband customer opens new office in outer Melbourne

Broadband retail service provider Aussie Broadband has opened a new office in Lynbrook in the outer South East of Melbourne, with one of the company's customers officially opening the office at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone creates new lead role for major incidents

Everyone knows outages at telcos and banks are always bad news from a customer perspective.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG questions why NBN is overbuilding business infrastructure

TPG has added its voice to the chorus of commercial telcos querying NBN's targeting of business customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Loyalty schemes on runway for data harvesting reset: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called on retail giants Coles and Woolworths to stamp out the entrenched practice of automatically linking their members’ payments cards to their customer loyalty profiles.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor says it will fix encryption laws it voted for last year

This time last year, the Australian Labor Party waved through the government's encryption Bills, formally known as the Assistance and Access Bill, and threw out the line that it to keep the nation safe.

Source: ZDNet Australia