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Thursday, 15 December 2016

TPG seeks Telstra piggyback into mobile market

TPG Telecom is hoping to gain access to Telstra’s regional mobile network to bolster the reach of its planned mobile network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone calls Telstra a 'free-rider' on taxpayer funds

Vodafone has belatedly hit back at being branded an infrastructure “freeloader” by Telstra, accusing the incumbent of “free-riding on taxpayer investment”.

Source: iTnews Australia

First sites to be blocked in piracy fight

The Federal Court has handed down the first website blocking injunctions under Australia’s anti-piracy laws.

Source: Computerworld

Do not use these internet statistics if you are an Australian politician

Australia is doing better than ever/about the same/much worse -- delete as appropriate to fit your world view -- according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Connectivity report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel Play (With HD Streaming) Is Now On Telstra TV

Foxtel Play is now available on Telstra TV - with live HD streaming , no less. Foxtel calls the launch "the first step in Foxtel’s push to broaden HD access" for subscribers, and promises more HD streaming services are to come in 2017.

Source: Gizmodo

TPG wins Singapore mobile bid in $98m deal

TPG has had its first win in its bid to add mobile carrier services to its portfolio following a successful tender for the new entrant spectrum auction in Singapore.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

NBN Co to bring skinny fibre to new estates in 2017

NBN Co has revealed plans to begin deploying “skinny fibre” in new housing estates from April next year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Let Optus, Vodafone, and TPG pick up 700MHz spectrum: ACCC

Restraining Telstra from acquiring additional 700MHz spectrum would help competition, the ACCC has advised the Australian government.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra banned from 700 MHz auction

Telstra has been barred from buying any more 700 MHz spectrum for its 4G network at an auction next year, after the government heeded advice from the competition watchdog.

Source: iTnews Australia

The NBN has cost Australia $8.8bn in net worth

The federal government's investment in NBN Co to date has seen the Commonwealth's net worth drop by $8.8 billion, the parliamentary budget office has revealed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Here's How Much The NBN Is Really Costing The Government

Today the Parliamentary Budget Office released a report showing exactly how much money the Australian Government has already invested into NBN Co, and how much it is expected to cost over the next 10 years.

Source: Gizmodo

Spectrum auction could boost opportunities for TPG 4G network

TPG could potentially pick up a significant chunk of spectrum in the 700MHz band, boosting its ability to roll out a 4G mobile network, under rules set by the government for an upcoming auction.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

TPG forced to reveal FTTB business model

TPG will be compelled to reveal the extent of its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) network and “clarify” its business model under revised rules that take effect next year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Visionstream to shed staff as Optus construction wraps up

​More than 80 Visionstream employees could be affected as the telecommunications and IT services company winds back its workforce, according to the Communications Workers Union.

Source: ARN

Industry weighs in on proposed NBN levy

​Industry feedback has already started rolling in over the Federal Government’s proposed NBN industry levy, which could see network providers pay millions each year.

Source: ARN

TPG spooks government into AU$7 monthly broadband tax to replace NBN cross-subsidy

NBN's internal cross-subsidy between fixed-line, and wireless and satellite technologies is set to disappear under draft legislation released by the government on Monday.

Source: ZDNet Australia

The Government Wants To Charge You $7 A Month To Fund Regional NBN

The cost of connecting some regional areas to broadband - via satellite and fixed connections - is high enough that it is just not profitable.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 12 December 2016

Broadband levy to subsidise regional NBN services

The government has revealed details of a proposed scheme to help fund NBN’s so-called “non-commercial” services: The fixed wireless and satellite services that are used to deliver broadband services outside the National Broadband Network’s fixed-line footprint.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone promotes networks chief to CTO

Vodafone has appointed its head of network delivery to the role of chief technology officer following the August departure of former CTO Benoit Hanssen.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus added to govt’s new telecommunications service panel

Telco named as the last supplier selected to sit on the federal government’s new four-year, whole-of-government telecommunications service panel.

Source: ARN