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Thursday, 16 May 2019

No need for dark fibre, NBN aggregation providers to report to ACCC

Competition in the market for NBN aggregation services is developing as the rollout of Australia's broadband network continues and there is, therefore, no need to ask dark fibre and wholesale aggregation service providers to provide pricing and supply data, the ACCC says.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Optus cracks AU$9 billion in operating revenue as profits drop for fiscal year

Fourth quarter jumps help stem full year profit reductions.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Telstra launches new Plus rewards program

The new rewards program is aimed at making Australians bring all of their services into Telstra.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Most Australians on less than 24Mbps download speeds

The majority of Australian consumers are accessing the internet on download speeds of less than 24 Mbps, according to the ACCC.

Source: ARN

Australians downloading 1.7 exabytes a month

The first of a new series of reports from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) detailing Internet usage confirms that downloads are continuing to soar. In the three months ended 31 December, Australians downloaded 5,061,987 terabytes of data according to figures compiled by the ACCC.

Source: Computerworld

Mobile handsets preferred by Australian consumers to access Internet: report

Mobile handsets continue to be the most common way Australian consumers are accessing the internet while the largest volume of data is downloaded over fixed lines, according to a new data report on internet activity by the ACCC.

Source: iTWire

Australia's broadband speeds concentrated under 24Mbps

Over six in ten Australian consumers see “estimated” download speeds on broadband of less than 24Mbps, new numbers show.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 13 May 2019

Optus details NSW and Victorian suburbs to get Ericsson 5G

Victoria to get 30 sites, while New South Wales will get 20.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus reveals first Ericsson 5G site locations

Optus has revealed the list of the first 50 5G site locations to be built by Ericsson across Sydney and Melbourne as part of its multi-vendor 5G rollout.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 10 May 2019

Could blocking the TPG-Vodafone merger leave phone users worse off?

The ACCC says consumers will benefit from it blocking the TPG-Vodafone merger. But there are plenty of reasons why that could be wrong, writes Stephen Letts.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 9 May 2019

ISP chief demystifies the NBN – in plain English

Along with miserable broadband, the NBN has brought into our lives a number of terms that sound like words from a foreign language that are designed to prevent one from ever understanding what the whole thing is about. The head of one ISP is trying to demystify the network using simple language and everyday analogies.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone Australia and TPG head to court for merger approval

Following the ACCC rejecting its deal, Vodafone and TPG will file in Federal Court for approval.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra mum, Optus guarded in response to ACCC merger move

Australia's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra says it has no comment on the decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to oppose the proposed merger of TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

TPG and Vodafone to file legal action in response to ACCC’s decision

TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) plan to file legal action in the Federal Court on the basis that the potential merger will not substantially lessen competition.

Source: ARN

TPG share price crashes as ACCC blocks Vodafone merger

The ACCC says it will oppose the $15 billion merger of Australia's third and fourth biggest telcos, TPG and Vodafone, arguing consumers may end up paying higher prices for less innovative mobile plans.

Source: ABC News

ACCC opposes TPG and Vodafone merger

The ACCC has decided it will oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Source: ARN

TPG says ACCC report shows it still leads market in delivering on NBN speeds

Telco TPG is touting its lead position for NBN average download speeds in the ACCC’s Measuring Broadband Australia program by the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

TPG is still king of NBN speed report

TPG still delivers on its download speed promises the most often, while Exetel won on upload speeds, Telstra on latency, and Optus on the highest number of daily outages, according to the fifth ACCC report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA warns TPG, Foxtel, Aussie Broadband on priority assistance

TPG, Aussie Broadband, MyRepublic, Foxtel, Activ8me, Exetel, Dodo, Skymesh, Southern Phone, Spintel, and V4 Telecom have been formally warned to provide accurate information on priority assistance services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN speeds up but many FTTN services underperforming, ACCC says

The latest broadband performance data released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals that NBN speeds have generally improved. However, the ACCC said that a significant proportion of fibre to the node (FTTN) services continue to deliver substandard performance.

Source: Computerworld