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Monday, 9 March 2020

A new wave of 5G to hit Australia

Australians will get an early taste of 5G's full potential when Telstra launches the country's first "millimetre wave" 5G customer trials mid-year, which will see boosted mobile broadband speeds and reduced peak hour network traffic jams.

Source: SMH

SMBs on NBN with wrong broadband plan missing out on full benefits of network

Many small and medium businesses (SMB) on the NBN access network are embracing the cloud to save time and grow, but many think they don’t have the right broadband plan to take full advantage of future opportunities, according to research released by NBN Co and analyst firm Telsyte.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Telstra wants NBN to take up obligation of supplying voice for fixed wireless

Telstra has said it wants NBN to pick up its obligations to supply voice services within the government-owned wholesaler's fixed wireless network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG still unsure how much broadband tax it could pay

TPG Telecom is still unsure how much broadband tax it could be liable for if the long-delayed legislation is finally passed, owing to the levy’s ill-defined applicability to business services.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG's David Teoh urges 5G catch-up as Vodafone merger nears

A combined Vodafone-TPG entity will need to “strengthen and speed up” its 5G rollout to counter the 18-month headstart of competitors Telstra and Optus, TPG Telecom’s executive chairman David Teoh says.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone merger plans cost TPG $6M over six months

TPG’s merger plans with Vodafone Hutchison Australia cost the telco $6 million in transaction costs during the six months to 31 January, according to the company’s latest financials.

Source: ARN

TPG reports steady revenue for first half

TPG reported a steady half to January 31 with AU$1.25 billion in revenue reported, up 1% year on year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC gives up on TPG-Vodafone merger battle

The ACCC has decided against appealing the decision by the Federal Court to allow TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia to go ahead with their proposed merger.

Source: ARN

NBN Co wants to set own prices for new home developments

NBN Co has launched a bid to set its own prices to deploy telecommunications infrastructure to new housing developments, a reaction to it being increasingly undercut by rival operators.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

ACCC drops court appeal against TPG-Vodafone merger on legal grounds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia would not substantially lessen competition.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone: no extra charge for 5G

Coinciding with its first 5G sites around Parramatta, Vodafone has announced it will not charge its customers extra for 5G access.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co starts connecting up Australian airports

NBN Co is now deploying infrastructure to three airports - Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney - and negotiating site access to a fourth in Brisbane as part of its work connecting up more complex premises to the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co outlines its fear of cheap broadband

NBN Co is continuing to resist pressure to introduce a cheaper entry-level broadband product over fears of the number of users that would wind up using it, eating into long-term revenue and cash flow.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Telstra's use of cell on wheels trailers threatened

Telstra is concerned it could be unintentionally barred from deploying its cell on wheels (CoW) portable mobile base stations under new legislative instruments currently being proposed.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to bring enterprise services into “selected” data centres

NBN Co has revealed plans to roll fibre into the comms rooms of “selected” third party-owned data centres, making it a new connectivity option for enterprise tenants with IT infrastructure hosted in the facility.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 2 March 2020

NBN Co to raise fixed wireless resilience after fiery summer

NBN Co is examining whether to widen environmental exclusion zones and add solar backup options for fixed wireless towers after a particularly devastating bushfire season.

Source: iTnews Australia

The Telstra services still impacted by NSW bushfires

Telstra services in over 20 areas in NSW are still affected by bushfires following the end of summer.

Source: ARN

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Optus launches ‘world first’ dual band 5G production network

Optus has announced the successful launch of a “world-first’ 2300MHz and 3500MHz spectrum 5G dual-band production network in partnership with Ericsson and Samsung, which it says has the potential to increase 5G capacity and coverage to Optus customers.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 28 February 2020

New Telstra 5G WiFi Pro announced as telco pulls back on fastest NBN

Less than a week after dropping the vast majority of NBN 100 plans, Telstra have announced the Telstra 5G WiFi Pro. The device will use the millimeter wave spectrum to deliver the fastest speeds yet.

Source: WhistleOut

New standard means additional ID checks for Aussie telcos

A new industry standard will see telcos required to undertake additional identification checks when transferring mobile phone numbers across from one telco to another or face fines of up to $250,000.

Source: ARN