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Monday, 6 May 2019

NBN Co revenue growth slows as rollout nears completion

NBN Co has reported revenue of $2.04 billion for the first three quarters of its financial year, compared to $1.41 billion for the same nine-month period last year.

Source: Computerworld

NBN pulls in AU$2b revenue so far for FY19

For the first nine months of FY19, NBN has reported AU$2 billion in revenue and negative AU$808 million in EBITDA.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 3 May 2019

Qld govt fund bids $494m in swoop on Superloop

No-one could accuse Bevan Slattery of not being able to spin-up a compelling transaction target in the form of specialist ISP and connectivity provider Superloop.

Source: iTnews Australia

Superloop considering takeover offer

An unsolicited offer of AU$1.95 per share has seen Superloop give QIC Private Capital three weeks to conduct due diligence.

Source: ZDNet Australia

QIC makes $494m offer for Superloop

Superloop today revealed that QIC subsidiary QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd had made an unsolicited, non-binding acquisition offer for the ASX-listed network operator.

Source: Computerworld

Over-the-top messaging allows Australia to stop regulating SMS services

Messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and WeChat offer enough competition that SMS regulation is no longer required, the ACCC has said in its draft MTAS report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 2 May 2019

ACCC proposes to extend regulation of mobile call services

The ACCC has proposed to continue regulating Australia’s domestic Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS) for voice services for another five years.

Source: ARN

Telstra cable customers given free speed boost as NBN delays continue

In a bid to manage the number of new NBN connections, Telstra will scrap its speed boost fee, delivering around 100Mbps to all its non-NBN cable customers.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

5G ban yet to hit Huawei Australia’s carrier business

Although the Australian government has blocked the company from participating in the rollout of telcos’ 5G networks, Huawei says it has registered strong growth in its local carrier business.

Source: Computerworld

Labor will invest AU$245m in regional telco programs if elected

Labor’s promises have mirrored the Coalition’s, with AU$160 million to go to the mobile blackspots program and AU$60 million to work on Connected Community Plans with state, territory, and local governments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

No info-sharing if you use Huawei, US tells UK

The United States says it sees no distinction between the core of a 5G network and its radio access network, and will reconsider sharing information with any ally that uses equipment made by Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies in its next-generation telecommunications network.

Source: iTWire

Vocus served with class action

Vocus has been served with a class action proceeding filed in the Federal Court of Australia.

Source: ARN

Telstra 4G speeds put it in global elite class: Opensignal

Telstra won on both download speeds and upload speeds while Optus has the best 4G availability, according to Opensignal.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

UK allows Huawei for 5G: Report

According to a report, Huawei will be allowed to provide antennas and non-core infrastructure for the 5G network build-outs across the United Kingdom.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra strike suspended after ‘promising breakthrough’

Union bosses have suspended further strike action by Telstra employees due to a ‘promising breakthrough’ in negotiations.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Optus switches on four new mobile towers in Mackay, Bowen Basin

Singtel Optus is continuing its quest to provide a better mobile signal with the switching on of four new mobile towers that will boost coverage in Mackay and Bowen Basin.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Vocus calls for backhaul component to mobile black spot program

Network operator Vocus says that the government should consider funding carrier-neutral backhaul as part of its mobile black spot program.

Source: Computerworld

Fall in telco complaints for January-March quarter

There has been a year-on-year reduction in the ratio of telecommunications consumer complaints in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same three month period in 2018.

Source: iTWire

Telstra and Optus complaints jump: Comms Alliance

A quarterly complaints report from Comms Alliance and the TIO has found that complaints jumped across Optus and Telstra, and rose slightly for Vodafone during the first three months of the year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone makes aggressive play for 100Mbps NBN users

Vodafone has launched aggressive promotional NBN pricing that cuts its top-tier 100Mbps product by $20 a month for six months.

Source: iTnews Australia