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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

NBN Co board urged to resign over competition ‘failures’

Commpete has called for the resignation of the NBN Co’s board for allegedly “failing" to create a level playing field” for smaller players.

Source: ARN

Call for NBN Co board resignation over ‘failure to deliver’ on core mission

Commpete, the former Competitive Carriers Coalition, has called for the resignation of the board of NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, accusing it of comprehensively failing in its core mission, including driving a more competitive telecommunications sector.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Foxtel's GOT Game: season premiere up 17% on 2017

With the biggest daily VPM or "video player measurement" audience for 2019 across Australian television, with Foxtel's linear viewing smashing previous season openers, GOT isn't just coming but has arrived at long last. 

Source: iTWire

Gympie gets a new mobile tower as Optus continues blackspot program

Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the Queensland town of Gympie as it continues work on undertaking its mobile blackspot program.

Source: iTWire

US to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting - sources

The United States will push its allies at a meeting in Prague next month to adopt shared security and policy measures that will make it more difficult for China's Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 15 April 2019

Optus launches NBN plans ahead of ‘new customer initiatives’

Optus has launched three new NBN plans promising more speed for selected home users, and with unlimited data for “data hungry” streamers.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 12 April 2019

Telcos wary of ACCC push for scrutiny of dark fibre, NBN wholesale markets

Network operators have called for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to back away from proposed rules that would allow the ACCC to collect a range of new data about the state of Australia’s dark fibre and NBN wholesale aggregation markets.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra, TPG, Vocus and Optus say they aren't an NBN bottleneck

Telstra and Vocus, who are among a handful of telcos that supply dark fibre or backhaul services to and from NBN points of interconnect, say their services are not a bottleneck to the NBN user experience, and that any bottleneck sits with NBN Co itself.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 11 April 2019

New wi-fi security standard broken already

Security researchers have discovered multiple bugs in the wi-fi protected access version 3 (WPA3) protocol used to secure wireless local area networks, which allow attackers to intercept and steal sensitive information.

Source: iTnews Australia

China slams Australia over 'double standards' in cyber security

China has taken a swipe at Australia over the country's encryption law, saying it was "baffling" how Canberra could on the one hand claim that other countries posed security threats, while on the other hand engage in acts that endangered the cyber security of other nations.

Source: iTWire

Complaints to TIO over NBN service halved for six months to December 2018

Overall complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman are back to 2016 numbers, sitting at 61,000 made between July 1 and December 31, 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

First Australia - Hong Kong data cable to be built

Australia's connectivity with Asia looks set to receive a multi-terabit per second shot in the arm as the Singapore-based H2 Cable company signed up Subcom to supply and install a data circuit spanning Sydney to Hong Kong, and onwards to the United States.

Source: iTnews Australia

Up to 6,000 Telstra employees on strike in Australia

In another action against Telstra's plan to let go 9,500 staff by 2022, up to 6,000 Telstra workers are expected to go on strike today.

Source: ARN

How Labor will fix NBN technical woes

Cabling issues, internet access, affordability and an economic review were some of the top line points for Shadow communications minister, Michelle Rowland.

Source: ARN

'I have to reset my password': How the Lincoln Lewis catfish duped Optus

Optus apologises after a stalker in Melbourne's northern suburbs repeatedly tricked the telecommunications giant into giving her the phone numbers and account login details for one of her victims.

Source: ABC News

Telstra workers set to stage second strike today

Telstra workers across Australia will walk off the job on Wednesday (today) following what they claim is the company's continued refusal to provide them with fair pay and conditions.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

NBN Co's wireless congestion likely worse than reported

NBN Co may have under-reported levels of congestion on its fixed wireless network after revealing one in ten - or 250 - microwave and fibre transmission links suffer unacceptable levels of packet loss, and that this isn't captured in publicly-reported numbers.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor faces reality on NBN but the dream died long ago

Liberal party may crow that its version of the NBN won out, but that's because it oversaw the network for most of its life.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone CEO warns of Huawei ban’s ‘long-term’ impact

There are likely to be “significant long-term implications” from effectively only allowing Australian telcos to choose between two vendors to provide equipment for their 5G rollouts, the CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia has warned.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra CEO defends call to block sites showing terrorist attack videos

Andy Penn says he would make the same decision again, and welcomes abhorrent streaming laws.

Source: ZDNet Australia