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Friday, 1 March 2019

NBN Co Sky Muster knocked offline by software update

NBN Co is suffering a lengthy nationwide outage of its Sky Muster satellite service after a software update gone bad, with full recovery not expected until this afternoon.

Source: iTnews Australia

Software update takes out NBN satellite users

Remedy offered to users still affected is to power cycle modem and NBN network termination device.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Govt leaves call on Layer 3 wireless intervention to NBN Co

The government has lent “in principle” support to the idea of traffic management on the NBN fixed wireless network, but will leave the final call to NBN Co.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra allows eSIM Windows 10 devices to use mobile plans

Telstra says it will allow consumers who have Windows 10-based devices with an eSIM to connect to its mobile network without any other hardware.

Source: iTWire

Telcos bet on connecting everything to recoup 5G costs

​For the telecoms industry, the task of launching 5G services is a lot like going the wrong way on the moving walkways at Mobile World Congress.

Source: ARN

Vodafone criticises Telstra call for lower NBN prices

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta has criticised Telstra for seeking a drop in NBN prices at a time when it is receiving $2.5 billion from NBN Co for use of its infrastructure and for customers who have been transferred over.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Vodafone posts $124M loss after 30 per cent improvement

VHA has reported a loss of $124 million for the full year ended 31 December 2018, which is a 30 per cent improvement from last year's $178 million loss.

Source: ARN

Vocus getting out of NBN land grab to focus on fibre links and wireless

NBN is complex and economically unattractive, and retail will shift towards fixed wireless and mobile, the company has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus won't actively pursue more consumer NBN services

Vocus will step out of the NBN ‘land grab’ for new residential connections and focus instead on more profitable wireless and mobile services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus won’t seek to grow consumer NBN market share, looks to 5G

Vocus Group says that because of the complexity of NBN pricing, a lack of pricing stability and operational complexity it no longer intends to grow its share of the NBN consumer market and instead will “focus on optimising the broadband experience for existing customers.”

Source: ARN

ACMA warns telcos to comply with customer data obligations

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has told 11 telecommunications providers to comply with their obligations that support emergency service across the country.

Source: iTWire

Optus switches on new mobile tower in Napoleon Reef

Telco Singtel Optus has switched on a new mobile site in Napoleon Reef in NSW, as part of the government's Mobile Black Spot Program.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

TPG to cop near AU$230m accounting hit due to mobile network abandonment

Telco to write-down its mobile network and reduce value of spectrum licences pending the merger with Vodafone.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG writes down $76 million spent on ditched mobile network rollout

TPG says that following a review it has reduced the value of spectrum licences its holds by $92 million and will write-down $76 million in capital expenditure associated with the now-halted roll out a mobile network.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone: US needs to share any Huawei evidence

The US needs to share any evidence it has about Huawei with European authorities so they can decide whether to use such tech in their networks.

Source: ARN

Monday, 25 February 2019

Telstra faces potential strike over pay row

Telstra workers could be poised to strike after union members voted for the option of industrial action amid an ongoing pay row.

Source: ARN

NBN available to 75% of premises: Fifield

NBN services are available to three-quarters of Australian premises, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says.

Source: iTWire

ACMA to issue revised rules for international mobile roaming

The Australian Communications and Media Authority will release modified rules for international mobile roaming later this year, based not on the International Mobile Roaming Standard, but one more attuned to service providers with similar, more flexible rules.

Source: iTWire

Telstra announces it is '5G-ready now' plus three 5G smartphones

Telstra has announced at MWC 2019 it has "partnered with some of the world’s leading 5G smartphone manufacturers for exclusive or first to market deals".

Source: iTWire

Telstra reveals Samsung, LG and Oppo as exclusive 5G smartphone partnerships

Telstra has unveiled some of the smartphone vendors it sealed an exclusive partnership to be the first to bring its 5G smartphones to Australian customers.

Source: ARN