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Friday, 21 February 2020

iiNet spoofed in phishing email scam

iiNet has become the latest Australian brand to be hit by phishing scam this week.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 20 February 2020

MyRepublic Removes Questionable NBN Speed Claims From Its Website [Updated]

Every quarter the ACCC releases a real-world NBN speed report that measures the average evening speeds offered by Australian telcos. Being at the top is a coveted position and one that NBN providers can use to entice customers to sign up to their plans. MyRepublic did this when it topped the chart in the August 2019 report. This wouldn't be a problem if it was still accurate. Six months later MyRepublic has dropped to 7th position, but its advertising has not reflected that.     

Source: Gizmodo

Vocus brings NBN satellite service to WA miner

Vocus has worked with NBN Co to deliver a business satellite service to a heavy rare earths producer, resulting in a "dramatic improvement" in connection reliability.

Source: ARN

NBN Co sees 250Mbps take-up rise after price cut

NBN Co saw a 28 percent increase in the take-up of 250Mbps services after reducing the price - and uplink speed - of the tier, with Aussie Broadband leading the gains.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN pricing changes saw ISPs shift wholesale plans from 25Mbps to 12Mbps

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its latest quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report on Thursday and it showed how the reported plans are impacted by price.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co won't reveal individual profit and loss for wireless, satellite

NBN Co has backed away from revealing just how much its fixed wireless and satellite networks lose each year, information that could bolster - or undermine - the case for the broadband tax.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband lets customers 'kick' own connection

When most telco customers need more than a router reset to fix a connection problem, they usually have to ring up a call centre and go through the standard IT Crowd questionnaire before a technician reboots things on their end - Aussie Broadband’s app lets you do it yourself.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Vocus legacy brings down profit, revenue

Publicly listed Vocus has seen its net profit after tax take a 22 per cent hit down to $12.8 million for the first half of FY20 ending December 31.

Source: ARN

Vocus singing different tune on NBN

The telco that previously got out of a land grab now sees growth opportunities with NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Vocus scores AU$15.7m BoM contract utilising NBN business satellite services

Vocus announced on Monday that it had picked up a four-year AU$15.7 million contract to provide the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) with network connectivity from its own fibre footprint and NBN's business satellite services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Committee leaves door open for expanding broadband tax to mobiles in future

Just over two months after they were referred to a Senate committee, the Australian government's Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019 and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 have received the approval of the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 17 February 2020

Broadband tax bill gets senate committee green light

The federal government’s proposed broadband tax on non-NBN operated fixed line services looks set to begin on 1 July 2020 after the senate committee examining the bill recommended it pass through parliament.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus brings mobile, Internet coverage to Kyneton as blackspot program rolls on

Optus has switched on a new tower in Kyneton in regional Victoria to provide coverage and connectivity to the Macedon Ranges by partnering with the Victorian Government to eliminate a mobile blackspot in the area.

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Rights body calls for scaling back of metadata retention laws

A parliamentary panel, that is reviewing the mandatory data retention laws introduced in 2017, has been told that the legislation goes too far and should be scaled back.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 14 February 2020

Australian consumers may never see a fourth player in Australia's mobile market, so are we worse off?

By mid this year Australia's mobile market is expected to be left with just three main players: Telstra, Optus, and a merged Vodafone-TPG. Experts warn consumers could lose out.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Telcos have to be big to survive: Budde on TPG-Vodafone outcome

Well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has underlined a fundamental truth about the market in his reaction to the Federal Court's decision to clear the Vodafone-TPG merger: "You have to be big in the telecoms market to survive."

Source: iTWire

Fletcher further distances govt from ACCC view on TPG-Vodafone merger

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has further isolated the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on its view that Australia’s telco market would be better with TPG as a fourth mobile operator, saying he “never thought” that would work.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone to bring 5G to 650 sites Australia-wide

Vodafone will still build a standalone 5G network with an initial 650 sites in seven Australian cities and regions, a proposition it says will be considerably strengthened once its $15 billion merger with TPG is finalised.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus net profit declines 24 per cent in Q3

Singtel subsidiary, Optus has reported a decline across its earnings and net profit for the third quarter ending December 31.

Source: ARN

ACCC bemoans TPG-Vodafone merger decision as ‘lost opportunity for stronger competition’

The ACCC has called a decision to allow the merger between TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia a “lost once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition”.

Source: ARN