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Friday, 28 February 2020

Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

The current version of Microsoft Edge adds a new feature that can block PUAs - Potentially Unwanted Applications - like cryptominers and adware.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Labor up in arms over govt plans for a ‘broadband tax' and cuts to regional NBN investment

The Labor Party is pressuring the Federal Government to explain why it is reportedly introducing a $7 per month broadband tax on 1 July, while cutting regional NBN investment at the same time.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co upgrades network gear software after Sky Muster faults skyrocket

NBN Co is upgrading the software on network equipment used for its Sky Muster service following a sharp rise in the number of network faults recorded over the past six months.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra and Ericsson extend 4G range to 200km

Telstra and Ericsson have announced what they claim to be a world-first 200km LTE cell range capability on a commercial mobile broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Telstra starts mmWave 5G trials

Telstra has begun internal testing of millimetre wave 5G, and is planning to provide some customers with trial access.

Source: iTWire

NSW Government kicks off program to deliver broadband boost to regions

The NSW Government's $100 million program aimed at deliverng improved digital connectivity for regional areas of the State is about to kick-off in Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Parkes and a corridor west to Cobar, as well as a fibre solution for residents in Sutton, Bywong and Wamboin.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Telstra will no longer sell NBN 100 plans to FTTC, FTTB, or FTTN customers

As part of recent plans changes, Telstra will no longer sell NBN 100 plans to customers connecting to the National Broadband Network via Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC), Fibre-to-the-Basement (FTTB), or Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) technology types.

Source: WhistleOut

Vodafone mobile customer base shrinks, says first 5G site to go live soon

Vodafone Hutchison Australia says it will activate its first 5G site within a few weeks even as it released its full-year results for 2019 showing that it lost 275,000 mobile customers in 2019. The first lot of 5G sites are likely to be in and around Parramatta in NSW.

Source: iTWire

TPG 'uncertainty' sees Vodafone losses soar

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has reported an annual loss of $279.3 million after a year of turbulence surrounding its merger with TPG.

Source: ARN

First Vodafone Australia 5G site to go live 'within weeks'

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has seen its revenue decrease by 3%, mobile customer base shrink by 5%, and its net loss blow out from AU$124 million last year to AU$279 million for its 2019 full year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC to look into competition concerns with 26GHz and 28GHz 5G spectrum lots

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opened consultation on whether any competition issues are likely to appear with the upcoming allocation of licences in the millimetre wave 26GHz and 28GHz spectrum band set that will be used for 5G deployments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

They see the worst of the internet, so you don't have to, but they pay a price

Moderators see the worst the internet serves up — bloody executions, vitriolic hate speech, sexual abuse. And some people, like Chris Gray, pay a high price for their work.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Telstra warns future mobile blackspots too costly to fix

Telstra may take a backseat on future rounds of the federal mobile blackspots program, arguing new tower builds don’t make sense even when the government pays half of the upfront costs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra to roll out RPKI routing security from June 2020

Internet routing is a screaming car wreck, as we know, and network operators should use the tools available to make it more secure and reliable.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Kiwis opting for gigabit broadband over 100 Mbps service

ASX-listed network wholesaler Chorus says New Zealand broadband customers are increasingly picking gigabit subscriptions over 100 Mbps offerings, as streaming video services with 4K ultra-high definition with that demand greater bandwidth become commonplace.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 24 February 2020

amaysim makes a return to profit in first half of FY20

Mobile virtual network operator amaysim has reported a return to profit in the second half of the 2019-20 year, with the company reporting $3.7 million net profit after tax, compared to a loss of $4.8 million in the corresponding period a year ago.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co pleads for cash to help fixed wireless, satellite refugees

NBN Co has conceded - before its network is even complete - that some businesses, schools and hospitals outside the fixed-line footprint already require network upgrades to meet "emerging" needs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Amaysim sees mobile EBITDA more than halve for 2020 first half

Amaysim has reported a slim first half which saw underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) fall by 59% on a comparable basis from last year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Telstra delays legacy copper disconnections for more fire-affected areas

Telstra has widened the number of bushfire-affected states and postcodes for which it will delay mandatory disconnection of legacy copper services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 21 February 2020

Super NBN savings with Superloop

Get $21 off your plan prices. every month for six months with this Whistle Out exclusive deal.

Source: WhistleOut