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Monday, 15 January 2018

NBN pillar goes missing

An NBN pillar has gone missing from a North Fremantle nature strip, forcing technicians to completely replace it in order to reconnect 167 affected premises.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus accidentally blocks all bit.ly links

Optus accidentally blocked all its users from accessing websites through the bit.ly URL shortener whilst trying to block a phishing email on Monday morning.

Source: iTnews Australia

Almost 60,000 Aussies caught up in NBN speed claim action

​Nearly 60,000 Australians are due to receive compensation from the country’s largest telco over misleading NBN speed claims.​

Source: ARN

Write-down of NBN firmly on the cards: Budde

A write-down of the national broadband network is now firmly on the cards after the competition watchdog joined the chorus supporting it, according to telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 12 January 2018

Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G

The rollout of commercial 5G networks could begin in 2019 if standardisation and technologies are set during 2018, Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said, adding that Telstra is a world leader in the space.

Source: ZDNet Australia

The fastest NBN speed plan is falling out of favour

The highest-speed plan on the national broadband network is becoming a tough sell for telecommunications companies amid concerns the risks and costs are outweighing the benefits.

Source: SMH

CES 2018: Telstra NB-IoT network now live

Telstra has used CES 2018 to announce the launch of its NB-IoT network across all capital and major regional cities in Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Dropping silent line charges good for consumers: ACCAN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network says Telstra’s decision to remove charges for telephone users who want to use its silent line services will lead to better consumer outcomes and privacy protections for customers.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Vodafone breached mobile ID rules after IT system change

Vodafone found itself in hot water after an IT system upgrade meant that it failed to verify the identity of 1028 of its prepaid mobile customers.

Source: ARN

Vodafone hit by ACMA after IT update allowed new users to skip legal obligations

For twelve months from January 2015, new Vodafone Australia prepaid users were able to claim the telco had verified their identities when it had not.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co to woo smaller RSPs with 'virtual' NNI service

NBN Co is developing a ‘virtual network-to-network interface’ product that it claims will open new wholesale options for retail service providers (RSPs) wanting to connect to its network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Govt sell-off plans could cost chance to fix the NBN, ex-CTO warns

The federal government’s focus on maximising the sale price of the NBN could cost Australia the “next big opportunity” for fixed-line telecommunications reform, one of the network’s original architects has warned.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co's 50Mbps promo expands to Telstra, Optus

Telstra and Optus have moved to take advantage of NBN Co’s temporarily discounted 50Mbps service price, following the lead of TPG last month.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus back NBN service terms inquiry

Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus - which control about 88 percent of the NBN market - have all publicly backed an inquiry into how NBN Co's wholesale service standards are set.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 8 January 2018

Telstra makes silent lines free as telemarketing complaints soar

Complaints about calls from telemarketers jumped 20 per cent from 2016 to 2017, with thousands more people putting their numbers on the Do Not Call Register.

Source: SMH

Friday, 5 January 2018

'A dog's breakfast': Anthony Albanese slams NBN after roll out delays

Residents in Sydney's inner west and south have been urged to sign a petition calling on the government to “fix the mess” of the national broadband network after delays left locals without a date they could expect to switch.

Source: SMH

Thursday, 4 January 2018

NBN used a gaming controller that dates back to 2000 in its ad

The NBN has been caught photoshopping one of their ads to appeal to gamers, but it has instead backfired.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Telstra eyes high-altitude drones for broadband services

Telstra has expressed a renewed “interest” in the potential use of high-altitude drones or balloons as a long-term replacement for satellite-based broadband services for regional and remote users.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 1 January 2018

Police Negotiate Telstra NBN Bundle For Protester

When Matt Dooley refused to leave a Telstra store after months of battling with the telco, the last people he might have expected to fix his problem were the police called to remove him from the store.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 22 December 2017

NBN Co 'error' halves new copper cable spend

NBN Co claims it drastically over-estimated the amount it has spent on new copper cabling in the fibre-to-the-node rollout, slashing its spend by half.

Source: iTnews Australia