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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Optus users also claim small number of premium content refunds

Optus customers hit by unwanted premium content charges have mostly not claimed refunds, mirroring a problem seen at Telstra.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Govt wants broadband tax passed this year

The federal government has resurrected its heavily-delayed plan to introduce a broadband tax, with the laws expected to be in place before parliament wraps up for the year.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co floats its own 'Netflix tax'

NBN Co has raised the prospect of treating streaming video differently from other traffic types on its network, with users charged extra for the privilege of using Netflix and similar services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 1 July 2019

Telstra upgrades transmission network to 100Gbps minimum

Telco touts the abilities of its software-defined network to automatically handle faults.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC ends SMS wholesale service regulation as need 'disappears'

​Australia’s consumer watchdog is to stop regulating the wholesale SMS service market as traditional texts are superseded by the likes of WhatsApp and iMessage.

Source: ARN

Credit, income checks to be run on customers buying a phone plan for more than $45 a month

Telcos will now have to confirm your income and credit rating if you are a new customer looking to buy a phone on a plan, but consumer groups say the changes don't go far enough.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co wireless tower loses power cable to saboteurs

NBN Co has called in the police after a long length of power cabling for a new fixed wireless tower in regional Victoria was allegedly ripped out of the ground and removed from the site.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co's increased CVC for 100Mbps plans offers only small boost

The NBN Co's decision to offer an increase in the CVC included with 100Mbps plans from 2.5Mbps to 3Mbps will not provide a speed boost to the extent that those reading certain media outlets would expect, the head of a small Tasmanian retail service provider says.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 28 June 2019

ACCC to stop regulating SMS services due to over-the-top messaging

But it will continue to regulate mobile voice services for another five years.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 27 June 2019

ACCC sues Optus for allegedly misleading customers about NBN

The consumer watchdog is concerned that it has yet again had to file legal action against Optus for alleged misleading conduct.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Audit office casts doubts on NBN Co ability to repay $19.5b govt loan

Doubts have been cast on the NBN Co's financial projections and its ability to repay the $19.5 billion that it has been loaned by the Federal Government, with a report from the Australian National Audit Office putting the chances of its financial statements being incorrect as "high".

Source: iTWire

Ericsson to build 'fully-automated' 5G factory in the US by early 2020

Around 100 people will be employed to run the factory.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

NBN Co puzzles over what price-sensitive users want

NBN Co is unconvinced price is the main reason it struggles to attract “price-sensitive” users, instead believing its product range and “education” of the market may also be at fault.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Huawei exec attacks NBN, Ericsson

Huawei Australia’s chief technology officer has claimed the National Broadband Network project has “failed” and that “Australians needs to stop expecting NBN Co to deliver high-speed broadband to all Australians – it is just not going to happen”.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra ditches unlimited data in mobile plan shake-up

Unlimited data axed as telco switches to monthly commitments for connectivity.

Source: ZDNet Australia

'The NBN project has failed': Huawei executive scathing of $51b spend

A senior Australian Huawei executive has launched a scathing attack on the government's management of the National Broadband Network describing the $51 billion infrastructure project as a "catastrophe" that had failed to deliver.

Source: SMH

Monday, 24 June 2019

Route leak causes internet problems worldwide

A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) route leak caused problems for Cloudflare, Amazon Web Services and Google on Monday night, with many websites that rely on these and other large operators either slow or inaccessible.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australian Internet pioneer says future does not look so bright

The first employee of Australia's Academic and Research Network, Geoff Huston, is still very much a nerd and one not inclined to puff up his own achievements – which include playing a pivotal role in setting up the Internet in this country 30 years ago. He believes the Internet has become toxic with inadequate security.

Source: iTWire

Protesters take to streets to fight 5G roll out

The protests were promoted in a number of Facebook groups including Stop5G Australia which claims 5G is "probably the greatest threat to humanity we have ever faced" which is being delivered by the "psychopathic ruling elite".

Source: Computerworld

Sunday, 23 June 2019

First packets transmitted on Internet Down Under 30 years ago

Sunday marks 30 years since the first packets were transmitted on the Internet in Australia. The network came to Australia because of a recognition by the Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee, now Universities Australia, that the country was suffering a serious brain drain as many researchers were leaving the country.

Source: iTWire