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Monday, 9 September 2019

ISPs ordered to continue blocking sites hosting Christchurch terror footage

Major Australian Internet service providers (ISPs) have been directed to continue blocking access to eight sites that host footage of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto written by the alleged attacker.

Source: Computerworld

Merge NBN Co with separated InfraCo, says telco guru

Telstra’s infrastructure division, known as InfraCo, should be completely separated from Telstra and become a new public company with minimal Telstra shareholding.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 6 September 2019

TPG profits fall 56% 'due to mobile network cancellation'

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has reported a fall of 56% in net profits for the financial year 2019 compared to last year, with the company attributing the fall from $397.5 million to $175 million to its being forced to give up plans for a mobile network.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Aussie loyalty data lakes targeted in ACCC crackdown

Australia’s competition watchdog is turning its attention to the vast data holdings amassed by supermarkets, airlines and other loyalty scheme operators - as well as by data brokers - and the liberties taken with that data.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG profits halved from abandoning mobile network rollout after Huawei ban

TPG has revealed its net profit for the 2019 financial year dropped by 56% compared to last year, from AU$397.5 million to AU$175 million, laying the blame on the telco's abandonment of its

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG pays the price for scrapping mobile network and low-margin NBN migration

TPG Telecom profit for 2019 took a 56 per cent hit going from $396 million in 2018 down to $174 million for the year ended 31 July 2019.

Source: ARN

In 2030, the NBN build will still be incomplete

Going by the details in the recently released NBN Co corporate plan for 2020-23, one would not be surprised if work was still proceeding on the Australian national broadband network beyond 2030.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Telstra connects three million IoT devices

More than 3.2 million IoT devices are connected to Telstra’s Internet of Things network, with another 2000 being added every day.

Source: iTWire

Telstra CEO expresses ‘surprise’ at NBN Co moving on enterprise market

NBN Co seeking to grow its share of the enterprise networking market is a “little bit of a surprise” for Telstra, the telco’s CEO Andy Penn says.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Landlines now a minority

The decline in the number of Australian households with a landline telephone connection has accelerated. For the first time, reputable statistics show that there are now more Australian homes without a landline than with one.

Source: iTWire

Penn labels 5G as a strong growth engine for Telstra

Telstra is expecting the deployment of 5G to be a "strong growth engine" for average revenue per user (ARPU), CEO Andy Penn said during the company's annual retail shareholder day on Tuesday.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 2 September 2019

Optus launches program to improve services outcomes, enhance customer experience

Optus has unveiled CX Academy and a program for its employees designed to improve customer experience and services outcomes.

Source: iTWire

Telstra cops $400m revenue hit from NBN Co connection delays

Telstra has come good on analyst sentiment that NBN Co’s latest corporate plan issued on Friday will buffet its market guidance, telling the ASX on Monday opening that its overall revenue and cash flow will take a hit because of slower than anticipated rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra revises forecasts for third year running after changes to NBN plan

Changes made by NBN Co to the timing of the National Broadband Network mean that Telstra for the third year in a row has had to revise its financial forecasts.

Source: ARN

Saturday, 31 August 2019

No NBN upgrades planned for FttN

NBN Co is planning bandwidth improvements for FttC (fibre to the curb) and HFC (hybrid fibre coax) customers. But premises connected via FttN (fibre to the node) will receive no enhancements, at least during the life of the new NBN 2020-23 Corporate Plan.

Source: iTWire

NBN cuts activation target in 2020-23 corporate plan

Australia's broadband builder NBN Co says network building will continue beyond the stated deadline of June 2020, to hook up 100,000 premises defined as "complex installations, which include properties that are difficult to access and some culturally significant areas and heritage sites".

Source: iTWire

Friday, 30 August 2019

NBN Co puts future residential ARPU at $49 a user

NBN Co is now projecting its average revenue per user (ARPU) for residential customers will be $49 by FY23.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN shifts positive cash flow predictions out to 2023

Despite insisting in recent times that it would be cash flow positive in the 2022 fiscal year, the National Broadband Network (NBN) has revealed it will miss that time frame.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tech and telco engineers may face mandatory Vic registration rules

Victoria’s IT and network engineers may face a future requirement of having to register themselves as “professionals” courtesy of a law that passed state parliament this week.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Australia ranks last in broadband affordability

Data from UK-based firm Point Data has ranked Australia the last out of ​36 OECD countries for entry level broadband affordability for the second quarter of 2019, according to shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland.

Source: ARN