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Monday, 18 July 2016

AOC takes Telstra to court for misleading support of Rio Olympics

The Australian Olympic Committee has claimed Telstra's 'I go to Rio' marketing campaign is misleading Australians to believe it is an official sponsor of Australia's Olympic team.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 15 July 2016

The NBN - what happens now that Election 2016 is over?

The Liberal National Party retains power, so what does this mean for the National Broadband Network.

Source: PC Authority

Optus Is Offering Free Calls To France

Optus consumer post-paid mobile and fixed customers will receive free standard voice calls to France from 12:01am AEST 15 July 2016 until midnight 21 July 2016, including calls to mobile and landline numbers. Pre-paid mobile customers will receive zero-rated standard voice calls made to France from 07:00am AEST Saturday 16 of July until midnight 21st July 2016.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 14 July 2016

NBN Co signs billion-dollar HFC build deal

NBN Co has signed a signed a billion-dollar, four-year contract with a consortium of six partners for construction work in the Telstra hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) footprint.

Source: iTnews Australia

Lendlease scores new NBN infrastructure contract

Property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has been contracted to deliver NBN network infrastructure in the Sydney North and Gold coast regions.

Source: iTWire

​NBN signs partners for HFC construction

The National Broadband Network has appointed Lend Lease, Broadspectrum, Fulton Hogan, Downer, ISGM, and BSA to carry out construction on Telstra's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network in Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Fetch TV Mini and Mighty: Australian Review

Blending the best of the internet and free-to-air television, Fetch TV’s new Mini and Mighty set-top boxes are Australia’s killer tag team of home entertainment. These days Fetch TV is basically the closest we have to a Foxtel rival – letting you watch and record both free-to-air and streaming pay TV, as well as tap into a wide range of online content. If you’re not keen on signing up for Foxtel’s oft-maligned iQ3 recorder then a Fetch TV Mighty or Mini could earn pride of place in your lounge room.

Source: Gizmodo

NBN prepares for full-scale HFC rollout

NBN believes it is on track for having some 900,000 premises able to order hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) National Broadband Network services by late June next year.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Aussie Snow Visitors Are Using More Mobile Data Than Ever

If you’ve been to the snow in the last couple of years, you’ll have had some trouble getting online on your smartphone. Australia’s ski towns have been notoriously poorly served for high-speed mobile data, but that’s been changing: Telstra now says its customers use nearly two terabytes of 4G data per week at Victoria’s Mount Buller resort alone.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

​Kim Dotcom to return with Megaupload relaunch

Kim Dotcom has claimed that when Megaupload launches next year it will be 'better than the original'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to refund overcharged customers $2.4m after ASIC slap

Optus will refund 175,000 mobile phone insurance customers a combined $2.4 million after the corporate regulator found it had overcharged them, handed out the wrong products, and failed to provide certain disclosure information.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus Is Refunding $2.4 Million To Mobile Insurance Customers

ASIC raised concerns about Optus’ compliance with Australian financial services laws, and now the telco is refunding approximately $2.4 million (including interest) to around 175,000 Optus mobile customers.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 11 July 2016

Australia voted for the FttN NBN, again, and that's what we'll get

With the Coalition returned to power, the opportunity to change the mix of the National Broadband Network has passed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

​Telstra slams Choice's mobile plans comparison as 'flawed'

Choice's analysis into how much more Telstra customers are being charged when compared to equivalent or better offerings by other companies has the telco giant fuming.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone Is Showing Off Its Network By Broadcasting A Live Radio Show

Vodafone doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to service — “Vodafail” has been a tough label for the telco to shake. With Telstra’s network woes at the forefront of customer’s minds, what better time for Vodafone to show what its network can do, and prove it is a genuine alternative, than by providing the infrastructure for a live national radio broadcast? Vodafone’s 4G availability is currently (slightly) better than both Telstra and Optus, after all.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 8 July 2016

Telstra confirms over 300 job cuts

After reports emerged that 450 roles would be going to help the telco offshore its business, Telstra confirmed that it will be cutting 326 jobs across its sales, service, and national office teams.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra to cut 326 call centre jobs in Perth and Melbourne

Telstra has confirmed it will cut more than 300 roles from its customer support ranks, with a number of positions to be transferred to existing Philippines-based call centres.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Optus provides wholesale access to all 121 NBN POIs, signs SpinTel

Wholesalers using Optus' network will be able to provide residential customers with broadband from all 121 NBN POIs.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Telstra ticks but Optus picks ‘PICK’ of regional approval

Telstra has its blue tick for superior regional coverage, so Optus picks up its own slogan, a ‘Top Pick for Our Regional Coverage’ badge.

Source: iTWire

NBN raids: Conroy calls for end to ‘ludicrous’ AFP investigation

Senator Stephen Conroy has formally requested that the Australian Federal Police drop an investigation into leaked NBN documents which resulted in a high-profile raid on the senator’s office.

Source: Computerworld