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Monday, 18 September 2017

Fifield: 90 percent of NBN connections done right the first time

NBN gets nine out of 10 connections 'right the first time', Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Amaysim telco satisfaction leader, Aldi Mobile last in top 6 list

Three telcos powered by Optus, including Optus itself, make up the top three list with the most satisfied customers, followed by Telstra, Vodafone and then Aldi Mobile.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Aussie telcos to face fresh scrutiny under new national security laws

Local telcos are set to come under increased scrutiny thanks to new national security laws passed by the Federal Government.

Source: ARN

Vocus eyes class action alleging it misled investors

​Vocus is set to face down a proposed class action alleging that it misled shareholders over its FY17 financial guidance.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

NBN Co reveals over half of lines in limbo are HFC

NBN Co has revealed its HFC network accounts for the largest number of unserviceable connections of any fixed-line technology in the rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra launches 'Telstra One Number' eSIM technology

Telstra's eSIM product, labelled 'Telstra One Number', allows customers to share a mobile number along with data, call, and text inclusions with compatible wearable devices.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra and Optus with eSIM on Apple Watch first, Vodafone to follow

Telstra was first to give details on its eSIM plans, with Optus being the other telco offering LTE Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, and Vodafone later this year.

Source: iTWire

'Telstra One Number' Is Telstra's New eSIM Tech

Hot on the back of Apple's announcement of the new Watch Series 3, the first Aussie telco to support its integrated eSIM has come out swinging. Telstra's new One Number service will let you hook up your phone and wearable to the same phone number and mobile data plan.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New mobile plans for TPG and Vaya ahead of 'iPhone X' launch

TPG and Amaysim's Vaya have joined Telstra and Vodafone in a mobile plan refresh ahead of this week's Apple iPhone announcement.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra wants voice-only NBN users back

Telstra is set to embark on a project to lure voice-only customers off the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 11 September 2017

ACMA: 5G spectrum planning pushes forward with mmWave progress

Millimetre wave spectrum for 5G broadband is the subject of the ACMA’s consultation paper, release today, with invitation for comments open and the deadline 13 October, 2017.

Source: iTWire

Superloop grows fixed wireless footprint with NuSkope buy

Superloop is shaping as a major player in the fixed wireless space, spending up to $12 million on South Australian network operator NuSkope and outlining ambitions to offer millimetre-wave broadband.

Source: iTnews Australia

Superloop acquires fixed wireless ISP NuSkope

ASX-listed network operator Superloop will acquire ISP NuSkope.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co sets up own labs to train its techs

NBN Co is set to bring technical training for its 250-strong internal maintenance and fault repair workforce back in-house, cutting its costs by half.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 8 September 2017

Telstra 'very quickly' repairs 4G outage across Sydney

Telstra said it rapidly discovered, identified, and repaired the issue causing its 4G network outage across some areas of NSW on Friday morning.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN rural broadband tax should be passed: Senate committee

The Bill that would levy broadband providers with a AU$7 a month charge per premises to subsidise NBN's satellite and fixed-wireless networks should be passed by Parliament, a Senate committee has recommended.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co hauls fibre across Australia's second-longest bridge

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, claims to have provided a fast broadband access network to 12,000 premises in north-east Brisbane after hauling a fibre cable across the second-longest bridge in the country.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 7 September 2017

TPG Is Literally Advertising The NBN As A Downgrade

SHOTS FIRED? A cheeky advert for internet service provider TPG has been doing the rounds online. It certainly doesn’t paint the NBN in a positive light. In fact, it explicitly depicts the beleaguered network as a downgrade.

Source: Gizmodo

Equinix datacentres selected for Vocus ASC subsea cable

Vocus' Australia-Singapore subsea cable will have points of presence in Equinix's IBX datacentres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Broadband tax edges closer to reality

The senate committee examining the broadband tax has dismissed industry concerns of scope creep and recommended it be passed into law.

Source: iTnews Australia