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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Netflix claims 11m Australian users, as pay TV/subscription TV market growth soars

Netflix says nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay TV or subscription TV, up 11.8% on a year ago, with the increase driven by Netflix as well as other SVOD services including Stan, YouTube Premium and Amazon Prime Video.

Source: iTWire

Telstra turns on 10,000th mobile network site

Telstra has turned on its 10,000th mobile network site, throwing the switch on a 5G site in the regional Australian city of Toowoomba.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone temporarily block websites after Christchurch attack

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have instituted temporary ISP-level blocks on websites hosting footage of last Friday’s Christchurch attacks.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG takes a $150M hit to profit after mobile network halt

TPG Telecom has closed the first half of 2019 with $46.9 million in net profit after tax, down 76.4 per cent or $151.2 million less than the previous corresponding year.

Source: ARN

TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has announced a reported net profit after tax of $46.9 million for the first half of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended on 31 January, a drop of 76.4% from $198.6 million, year on year.

Source: iTWire

Slow internet speeds no roadblock for top-flight Australian gamer

Ashley 'Trill' Powell has overcome slow and patchy internet coverage in Broome to become one of e-sports' biggest athletes in Overwatch.

Source: ABC News

Monday, 18 March 2019

Telstra and Optus secure round four mobile blackspot sites

Telstra and Optus are set to build out 180 new base stations under the fourth round of the government’s mobile blackspots program.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra says expanded investment will eliminate more mobile black spots

Telstra says it will eliminate black spots at 131 locations under Round Four of the Federal Government mobile black spot program, “expanding its investment to bring new or improved coverage to more communities in regional Australia”.  

Source: iTWire

ISP Activ8me hit with fine over false advertising

Internet service provider Activ8me has been fined $250,000 by the Federal Court for false and misleading advertising about its services and not displaying a single price in these ads.

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Exploiting existing NBN potential can improve situation: expert

Writing down the value of the NBN to take the pressure off NBN Co trying to increase the average revenue per user and allowing more of the performance potential, that exists, to be made accessible, are steps that could improve the existing situation, a network expert has suggested.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 15 March 2019

NBN reseller Activ8me fined $250K over misleading ads

Telecommunications provider Activ8me has been fined for a second time in a year for making inflated claims about its internet service.

Source: ARN

OVO launches mobile broadband plan as ‘real alternative’ to NBN

Mobile telecommunications company OVO Mobile has launched a new mobile broadband product, Boom XL 500GB, which it has cast as a “real alternative” to the NBN and other fixed broadband offerings.

Source: iTWire

Telstra vows to speed up rural landline repairs

​Telstra has pledged to act faster to fix landline outages in regional Australia after being criticised in a report last year.

Source: ARN

Labor says fixing NBN will be a long process

The Australian Labor Party will not make any quick changes to the rollout of the national broadband network if it comes to power in the Federal Election later this year, but will take a "responsible" approach to the project.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tangerine Telecom claims a first with discount NBN ‘new development’ fees

Small South Melbourne based NBN provider, Tangerine Telecom, is claiming it is the first telco to offer discounted new development fees for NBN connections which reduces costs for new homeowners.

Source: iTWire

Optus calls for NBN Co to provide minimum service levels

Singtel Optus has called for the NBN Co to be made responsible for delivering services that can meet the minimum service levels required by retail standards or 50Mbps services on lines that can support such speeds, as part of a submission made to the ACCC's NBN wholesale service standards inquiry.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Telstra to act faster to fix copper faults

Telstra will be forced to repair copper lines used for vital voice services much faster and to keep a higher inventory of spare parts handy after a review last year that was critical of its handling of faults.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra kicks off regional upgrade

Telstra will repair or replace 1,000 cable joints, migrate hundreds of customers onto NextG Wireless Local Loop services, increase stocks of replacement equipment to bring down fault repair time frames, and replace 200 batteries in exchanges and cabinets.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus: NBN should face ‘real consequences for poor performance’

In its submission to the ACCC, Optus has joined Telstra, Vodafone, and Vocus in arguing that a AU$25 one-off rebate is not enough to incentivise NBN to repair faults in a timely way and stop missing connection appointments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Sydney man charged over Netflix, Spotify credential-stuffing, stolen accounts

A Sydney man has been charged by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly selling stolen subscription credentials for online streaming services including Netflix and Spotify.

Source: iTnews Australia