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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

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Telstra says 5G won't replace NBN

5G has long been hailed as an NBN killer, but not everyone agrees. Australia's two largest mobile providers are almost polar opposites when it comes to their 5G networks. Telstra is taking a mobile-first approach to 5G, pushing the latest handsets and promising blistering download speeds. Optus has made at-home 5G its priority, and is a little more modest in its claims around performance.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co's low-end price offers lead to disagreement

NBN Co’s wholesale pricing review has led to disagreement in industry on how best to service “low-bandwidth users”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co runs into trouble on cheap gigabit plans

NBN Co’s plan to cut the price of 250Mbps and gigabit services looks to be coming unstuck as retailers grapple with the total cost of making them work, and how to market them safely to hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) users.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 4 November 2019

Optus adds 138K homes to 5G fixed wireless footprint

Optus is opening its 5G fixed wireless service to a footprint of up to 138,000 homes, earmarking a major expansion of the fixed broadband-like service.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus makes 5G Home fixed wireless generally available

Optus is allowing the 138,000 homes in its 5G footprint to order a fixed wireless service, both online and in store, from today.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus switches on 5G mobile services

Optus today launched its 5G push in earnest, with the telco announcing support for mobile services based on the ultra-fast wireless standard as well as the expansion of its 5G home broadband service.

Source: ARN

NBN Co loses security talent to cashed-up banks

NBN Co says some of Australia’s top banks raided its security team for converged physical and information security skills that the network builder cultivated over the past five years.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 1 November 2019

Watchdog puts legacy wholesale telco prices on hold

The ACCC has decided to maintain existing pricing terms on a number of legacy fixed line telco services until 30 June 2024.

Source: ARN

ACCC keeps prices flat for legacy non-NBN fixed line services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has made its final pricing decision for legacy non-NBN services, stating the prices will remain as is until 30 June 2024.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC calls in courts over Fallout 76 refunds

The ACCC have issued a court enforcable order compelling ZeniMax to provide refunds to frustrated Fallout fans.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 31 October 2019

NBN Co launches regional business unit, pushes enterprise satellite services

A new NBN Co business unit will be solely focused on technologies used to connect regional and remote communities, the company said today.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost on a plan

You can now grab the Galaxy Fold on a plan from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone.

Source: WhistleOut