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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Government, regulators move to disrupt scam telephone calls plaguing Australians

New research on unsolicited calls in Australia shows that more than half of Australian adults have received scam calls daily or weekly, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

NBN Co launches 'STEMpreneur' initiative for Australian students

NBN Co, builders of the National Broadband Network, has launched its annual STEM program, this year focusing on helping young Australian students develop a combination of STEM and entrepreneurial skills.

Source: iTWire

Optus switches on another site to overcome Qld mobile black spot

Optus has switched on a new tower in the South Burnett region in Queensland as part of round 2 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot program to bring dedicated coverage to the town of Maidenwell and surroundings for the first time.

Source: iTWire

Telstra workers set to strike over pay, conditions

Telstra employees are set to strike work on Tuesday after the company failed to reach an accord on pay and conditions with the union which represents the workers.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 11 March 2019

Telstra and Vodafone don’t like proposed NBN rebates system

Submissions to the ACCC on its NBN rebate inquiry have shown that Vocus, Telstra, and Vodafone all have issues with the current wholesale service standards.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone starts re-purposing 2100 MHz spectrum to 4G

Vodafone Australia is starting to re-farm metropolitan 2100 MHz spectrum currently used for 3G services to its 4G network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 8 March 2019

NBN Co argues 'no strong basis' for fixed wireless fines

NBN Co says there is “no strong basis” to make it pay penalties when its fixed wireless network fails to meet minimum busy hour speeds, in part because those speeds aren’t guaranteed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone says NBN Co still providing dodgy speed data

Retail internet providers are in no better position to judge the maximum attainable speed of NBN services than a year ago when most were shamed for “overcharging” consumers, Vodafone has claimed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australia 7th most affordable for broadband, NBN Co claims

A study carried out by AlphaBeta for NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has found that this country is the seventh most affordable market for broadband.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Labor claims govt will miss own NBN speed mandate

The Federal Government's national quality benchmark of 90% of premises being able to obtain speeds of 50Mbps in the fixed line footprint of the NBN will be achieved in only two states and the NT, according to evidence provided to the NBN Joint Standing Committee.

Source: iTWire

Telstra prepares to face strike of 10 per cent of its workforce

Telstra has been informed by the Communications Workers Union (CWU) of a proposed strike and has taken measures to prevent disruption for customers and those not participating in the action.

Source: ARN

NBN says no, actually, Australian internet prices are not too high

NBN Co has commissioned and published research suggesting our country is actually one of the most affordable markets for broadband in the world.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

ACMA hits 31 telcos for non-compliance with consumer rules on NBN

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed 38 investigations and issued enforcement notices against 31 telcos for non compliance with new rules designed to help consumers moving to the National Broadband Network.

Source: iTWire

Australian mobile data costs rank 50th out of 230 nations

Australia ranks 50th for the average cost of a gigabyte of mobile data among 230 countries which were studied by the British website cable.co.uk. Data from 6313 mobile data plans was collected, prices were computed in US dollars and local currencies and the countries were ranked.

Source: iTWire

Facebook says people, not regulators, should decide what is seen

The social media giant has fired shots at the ACCC for misunderstanding almost all of the conclusions it has drawn, concerned that the regulator's new tough love approach is almost exclusively focusing on protecting certain publishers, rather than consumers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co reveals uneven spread of 50Mbps-capable premises

NBN Co has revealed that five out of Australia’s eight states and territories are expected to fall short of the promise to have 90 percent of fixed line premises capable of at least 50Mbps peak speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Google rejects ACCC's calls to have tougher scrutiny over Australian operations

The search giant believes that if the consumer watchdog holds any particular concerns, it is welcome to investigate under existing Australian law.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Coles snubs Telstra, cuts $100m NBN deal with Optus

Retail giant Coles has unveiled a multi-year $100 million partnership with the business division of Singtel Optus to move its outlets to the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

ACCC final word on TPG-Vodafone merger delayed again

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has extended the date for giving its final verdict on the proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom, with the watchdog saying on Thursday that the timeline was now suspended.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 1 March 2019

TPG-Vodafone merger provisional decision put off again

New provisional date to be set once information from telcos is received by the ACCC.

Source: ZDNet Australia