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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

NBN Co goes on management hiring spree

NBN Co is planning a major expansion of management in its customer experience and product operations, intending to bring 12 new managers on board.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 6 November 2017

NBN Co puts spotlight on businesses after flood of complaints

Australia's besieged NBN Co moves its focus from the residential rollout to business, after complaints unreliable internet is having "a catastrophic effect" at some organisations.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co readies 1Gbps enterprise Ethernet service

NBN Co will this month start trials of a symmetric 1Gbps service delivered over Ethernet for the enterprise market.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn prepares channel program pilot ahead of 2018 launch

nbn to launch pilot channel program before the end of the year in preparation for an official launch, expected during early 2018.

Source: ARN

Friday, 3 November 2017

Cockatoos gnaw spare NBN cables on towers

NBN Co is working to encase the ends of cables exposed on its fixed wireless sites after cockatoos stripped the steel braided sheathing, causing over $80,000 in damage.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co will stay off federal budget books

NBN Co’s prized status as a public non-financial corporation is not under review despite warnings it may never be profitable, ensuring it will remain off the federal budget.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG fined by ACMA for spamming

TPG has been fined $360,000 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for not unsubscribing customers who requested to stop receiving marketing messages.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Telstra reviews its NBN CVC consumption weekly

Telstra is reviewing the amount of connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) bandwidth it is buying from NBN Co on a rolling weekly basis in a bid to maintain service levels.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC launches NBN inquiry amid customer complaints

Australia's consumer watchdog will hold a public inquiry into the standard of the National Broadband Network's wholesale service after a dramatic rise in the number of customer complaints.

Source: ABC News

NSW Telco Authority pushes for mobile broadband spectrum

Public safety agencies should be allocated 850MHz mobile broadband spectrum, the NSW Telco Authority has said, while also working with commercial carriers on delivery of projects and asset sharing.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra to introduce unlimited NBN data plans

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said the company will be introducing an unlimited broadband data plan in the coming weeks, alongside a doubling of data for users who pay less than AU$99 per month.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC's cautious 5G welcome sees competition issues flagged

The ACCC says it is "rethinking the way it approaches spectrum competition issues ahead of the upcoming 5G auction".

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Telstra and Ericsson take a step closer to Aussie 5G deployment

​Telstra and Ericsson have completed what they claim is the world’s first 5G trial data call over 26GHz radiofrequency spectrum.

Source: ARN

Fifield: New spectrum Bill in 2018

After releasing its partial draft Radiocommunications Bill in May following a consultation paper in March last year, Fifield has said the government is aiming to introduce its updated Bill to Parliament next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

'They don’t give a f---': NBN director blasts ISPs for poor speeds

Australian internet service providers that complain about the fee they have to pay per megabit for access to the national broadband network don't care about consumers or quality of service, according to NBN Co non-executive director Michael Malone.

Source: SMH

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Australian Greens says 'yes' to NBN Co debt relief

The Australian Greens says the NBN should prioritise the provision of an essential service ahead of cost recovery.

Source: iTWire

Victoria laments being “short-changed” by Mobile Black Spot Program

The Vic Govt has complained of missing out on Mobile Black Spot Program attention as it co-funds 25 new mobile towers with Optus.

Source: ARN

Trans-Pacific subsea cable gets green light

A consortium of tech firms including SoftBank, NTT, Facebook and Amazon have hit go on a new trans-Pacific subsea cable project.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA consulting industry on self-regulation

Telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority is contemplating whether certain industry functions, including the Do Not Call Register and sections of the Spam Act relating to electronic messaging should be self-regulated by industry.

Source: iTWire

Yet another NBN 'shortfall', perfect fodder for the ACCC and TIO?

A reader wrote in with a curiously amusing reply from NBN Co regarding the availability for NBN for that reader's home, with the NBN available for a neighbour, but not available for our reader.

Source: iTWire