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Friday, 9 November 2018

Telstra CFO to resign for Tesla

Tesla has named Telstra's chief financial officer Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk.

Source: ARN

Optus half-year profits fall by a fifth due to NBN migration charges

Optus has seen a 20% fall in profits year-on-year for the first half of its 2018 fiscal year, with Australia's second biggest telco reporting $259 million in net profit for the period against $325 million for the first half a year ago.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Optus 4G availability tops 90 percent: OpenSignal

Telstra has the fastest 4G speeds, Optus has the highest 4G availability, and Vodafone has the lowest latency, according to OpenSignal's latest report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co faces FTTC skills squeeze

NBN Co is on track to complete the roll out of its network by June 2020 but the government-owned company is still dealing with a range of engineering challenges, according to its chief network deployment officer, Kathrine Dyer.

Source: Computerworld

How the NBN rollout avoided sacred sites

Providing NBN coverage across areas such as Alice Springs and Broome involved circumventing Indigenous sacred sites, the company's chief network deployment officer has described.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone's infrastructure boost to combat 'not great' iPhone launches

Vodafone Australia provisioned extra cloud infrastructure and set up new monitoring systems for Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max launch to avoid a repeat of last year when its sites fell over due to the load.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus to launch 5G across Canberra and Brisbane in January

Singtel's first-half FY19 financial results report said Optus would launch 5G first in Canberra and Brisbane at the start of next year, with Australia's remaining capital cities to follow by March 2019.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rushed My Health Record changes still missing the point

The Australian government seems obsessed with pushing everyone into its centralised digital health records system before they've even finished working out the rules. Why is that?

Source: ZDNet Australia

My Health Record data misuse penalties raised

Employers have been barred from using health data to discriminate against current or potential employees.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Web creator Berners-Lee launches contract for better internet

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a "Contract for the Web" set of principles designed to defend a free and open internet.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 5 November 2018

Seven per cent of NBN customers still on half the speed they pay for

Thousands of Australians are still getting less than half the home internet speeds they're paying for, according to the latest data on NBN fixed-line connections.

Source: SMH

NBN users may cop speed hit from sub-wholesalers

Internet users whose service providers are directly linked to NBN Co are likely to see better speeds than those whose provider connects to the NBN through a sub-wholesaler, new numbers show.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG takes out third NBN speed-monitoring report

The ACCC has said TPG is delivering the highest percentage of maximum download and upload speeds to its NBN customers, with Telstra retaining the lowest latency, while MyRepublic came last across most categories.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC NBN performance figures reveal minimal peak-time speed hit

The latest figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s broadband performance monitoring regime reveal only a 1 per cent hit to the speeds encountered by households with NBN service during the busy 7-11pm period.

Source: Computerworld

TPG delivers NBN's fastest speeds in busy periods

TPG has delivered an average download speed on the NBN of 88.7 per cent, making it the fastest ISP tracked by the consumer watchdog.

Source: ARN

Union asks who will fix flaws if Telstra sacks tech workers

The union that covers Telstra workers has pointed out that the nationwide outage suffered by the telco came soon after the company announced the sacking of 360 technical field employees.

Source: iTWire

Telstra outage hits monitoring of offenders in SA

A nationwide Telstra outage has led to hundreds of offenders in South Australia, who were wearing electronic tracking devices, going unmonitored for more than 24 hours.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 2 November 2018

NBN blinked when big Australian telcos had their CVC pants down: Aussie Broadband

NBN was the first to blink after Australia's retailers would not purchase enough CVC capacity, bringing down its wholesale pricing as a result, Aussie Broadband's MD has told ZDNet.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra M2M problem affects ATMs, EFTPOS terminals

Telstra has confirmed a problem is affecting its machine to machine (M2M) data services.

Source: Computerworld

NBN withdraws pricing variation from ACCC

NBN has told the ACCC it wants longer to explore wholesale pricing options following the success of its Focus on 50 discounts, as well as the launch of its new bundles.

Source: ZDNet Australia