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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

4G speeds topping 5G in Australia: Opensignal

America can boast of 5G being 2.7 times quicker than 4G, but in Australia, 4G leads the way.

Source: ZDNet Australia

MacTel presses NBN Co to boost reach of 100Mbps+ business services

Macquarie Telecom will use NBN Co’s wholesale price review to press the case for more business-oriented services capable of speeds over 100Mbps in outer metro and regional areas.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co 'should have supplied modems for all connections'

The NBN Co miscalculated when it decided not to supply a modem to each resident on fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building connections, the head of a small retail service provider says, adding that this could have helped the company diagnose connection issues remotely.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 8 July 2019

Telstra finds 5G energy levels sitting well under safety limits

Australian telco says electromagnetic energy used in 5G are similar to 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Govt maintains NBN Co's $19.5bn loan 'will be' refinanced

The government maintains it has “commercial advice” that NBN Co will be able to refinance its $19.5 billion loan, though the start date for refinancing is being kept out of public view for now.

Source: iTnews Australia

How 'the Netflix effect' killed the NBN's dream

Fixed wireless internet promised so much, like the ability for high-tech businesses to base themselves almost anywhere in Australia. But then along came Netflix and everything changed.

Source: ABC News

Telco unions, Telstra brawl over redundancy benefits

Three Unions representing telco workers have reached a stalemate with Telstra over redundancy benefits for workers moved on by the carrier.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 5 July 2019

Aussie telco metadata requests again on the rise

Law enforcement and other agencies are making more requests to access the telco metadata of Australians captured under mandatory data retention laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra and union at loggerheads over redundancy benefits

Talks between union bosses and Telstra have hit a stalemate over the telco’s proposed revival of a contentious redundancy offer for laid-off workers.

Source: ARN

Australia sought access to 1817 Apple customers' devices in 2H2018

Australian law enforcement authorities made 1817 requests seeking details of customers' Apple devices in the second half of 2018, according to a list of such requests released by Apple.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 4 July 2019

ACMA finds worst NBN modems 'barely break' 50Mbps wi-fi speeds

Users of FTTN/B services on the NBN are likely to see a vast range of wi-fi speeds at home, “from mediocre to excellent”, an analysis of modem router performance has found.

Source: iTnews Australia

Samsung lands in hot water and Federal Court for alleged misleading ads

The ACCC has taken exception to the advertised water resistance properties of Samsung's Galaxy phones.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Blocking TPG-Vodafone merger will lead to lower mobile prices, ACCC argues

If a Vodafone-TPG merger does not go ahead, it is likely to lead to lower mobile prices for Australian consumers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) believes.

Source: ARN

Wollongong man charged with 'malicious' telco cable damage

A Wollongong man has been charged by NSW Police for allegedly damaging telco infrastructure in the Illawarra and South West Sydney regions in order to make fraudulent purchases.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC unsure about NBN Co's 'Netflix tax'

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says there is still insufficient detail to determine if NBN Co’s ‘Netflix tax’ proposal would break net neutrality or cause other problems necessitating intervention.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Vocus to push NBN Co for low price plans

Vocus will use NBN Co’s wholesale pricing review to press the need for lower entry-level broadband pricing, revealing cost-conscious consumers are migrating to lesser quality NBN services that cost $11 a month more than ADSL did.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus splits operations into three businesses after two failed takeover bids

Company admits it has underinvested for the past two years as it now seeks to streamline its product set.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus splits into three business units

Vocus Group has revealed it is splitting into a trio of independent business units as it continues to move through its three-year turnaround strategy.

Source: ARN

NBN Co exceeds targets for connected, activated premises

The Australian national broadband network builder NBN Co has exceeded its connection targets for the financial year 2019, connecting more than 1.1 million premises in the three months to 27 June.

Source: iTWire

ACCC tells Optus customers to check for refunds

The Australian consumer watchdog has told customers of telco Singtel Optus to check whether they have been notified by the company about any refunds they may be entitled to in connection with its direct carrier billing third-party billing service.

Source: iTWire