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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

NBN Co hits 10.2M premises ready to connect

NBN Co declared an additional 335,000 premises ready to connect in the September quarter, bringing the total to 10.2 million.

Source: ARN

Telstra services impacted by NSW bushfires

Telstra services in over forty areas in NSW have been affected by the bushfires raging throughout the country.

Source: ARN

NBN cost per premises continues to increase while full fibre drops

The cost for NBN's copper based technologies is still to ramping up, as the fibre-to-the-premises option continues to have its price drop, the company said in Q1 earnings on Tuesday

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 11 November 2019

Not a typo: 100GB phone plan for $28 per month

One of Australia's newest telcos, Circles.Life, is slinging a 100GB plan for just $28 per month.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co slashes transfer fee, rejigs 25Mbps pricing

NBN Co has pushed ahead with two changes foreshadowed in the company’s second round of consultation on wholesale prices.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra uses AI to predict battery failures

Telstra is using artificial intelligence to predict equipment failures on its network, one of three use cases identified for AI in the telco.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA to use s313 to block illegal offshore gambling sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned it is set to get the nation's ISPs to block offshore gambling sites that are in violation of the

Source: ZDNet Australia

Illegal offshore gambling websites ripping off Australians will be blocked by ACMA

The Government estimates Australians spend up to $400 million on illegal gambling websites each year, adding up to $100 million in lost tax revenue.

Source: ABC News

Friday, 8 November 2019

Optus dethrones TPG in latest ACCC NBN speed report

The ACCC has put out its seventh Measuring Broadband Australia report, and it's a bit of a shocker. Five-time champion TPG has been dethroned by Optus, which is now top dog when it comes to real world NBN speeds. Optus customers were found to receive 87.7% of their plan's maximum speeds during peak hours (between 7pm and 11pm), putting the telco ahead of TPG, Aussie Broadband, Telstra, and more.

Source: WhistleOut

ACCC to appeal TPG 'prepayment' ruling

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed an appeal over the Federal Court’s decision that TPG did not mislead customers with a “prepayment” fee on its plans.

Source: iTnews Australia

Kate McKenzie to join NBN board as Milne and Flannigan depart

The stakeholder ministers of the National Broadband Network -- Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann -- have announced the appointment of Kate McKenzie to the NBN board.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Two new FOX-branded entertainment channels, Fox Sleuth and Fox Sci Fi arriving December

Foxtel has announced "a further step in its major refresh of Entertainment and Movies channels" and is proving this with a coming December 17 launch of two new FOX-branded Entertainment channels – FOX SLEUTH and FOX SCI FI.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Optus is the new ACCC NBN speed report king

The latest installment of the broadband speed-monitoring report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has landed, and along with it, Optus has taken the speed crown from TPG.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co urged to over-provision downlink on all services

NBN Co is facing renewed pressure to over-dimension all its broadband services to make them capable of reaching the topline speeds that they promise.

Source: iTnews Australia

New multi-year content agreement between Foxtel and NBCUniversal

Foxtel and NBCUniversal Global Distribution & International (NBCU) have announced completion of "a new, multi-year agreement covering movies, drama, comedy, entertainment, reality and news for the Foxtel Group’s broadcast, on demand and streaming platforms."

Source: iTWire

Dodo and iPrimus singled out for falling short on NBN download speeds

​Dodo and iPrimus have been singled out as failing to deliver their advertised peak-time NBN download speeds in the latest broadband performance report.

Source: ARN

NBN’s HFC worst for outages, FTTP best: ACCC report

Hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) is the worst NBN fixed-lined technology when it comes to outages, according to a new report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: Computerworld

Optus tops ACCC's broadband speed measurements for August

Optus has recorded the highest percentage of plan download speeds during the evening busy period for August, the competition watchdog says.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

ACMA issues formal warning to M2, puts ten other telcos on notice

​M2 Commander has been caught out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to comply with consumer protection rules.

Source: ARN

Eleven telcos in ACMA's sights for breaching consumer protection rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority watchdog is going after eleven smaller telcos for failing to adhere to strict consumer protection rules.

Source: iTnews Australia