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Friday, 2 November 2018

ACCC wary of NBN price shock for telcos, consumers

NBN Co has gone back to the drawing board in an effort to come up with changes to a key agreement governing its wholesale operations that will offer it flexibility but be acceptable to Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog.

Source: Computerworld

Optus staff told to please customers or face sack: report

The head of Australia's second biggest telecommunications company has told staff that they would be fired if they upset customers, a report claims.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 1 November 2018

NBN Co to cull 200 network ops roles

NBN Co is set to cut 200 roles from its network engineering and operations division before the end of the year.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet founder Michael Malone joins nano-satellite company

​iiNet founder Michael Malone has been appointed as the chairman for Perth-headquartered satellite company Sky and Space Global, effective 1 November.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

NBN Co staff reap $42.7m in bonus payments

NBN Co’s senior executives shared $1.96 million in bonuses in the last financial year, despite a $2 billion cost blowout on the project and rollout delays.

Source: iTnews Australia

China bolsters VPN blocks ahead of major trade, internet shows

Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), service providers said on Tuesday in describing a "cat and mouse" game with censors ahead of a major trade expo and internet conference.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Don’t protect NBN from 5G competition: ACCC head

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned the government against any move to protect NBN Co’s network from the competitive pressure of emerging mobile technologies.

Source: Computerworld

5G stakes couldn't be higher so we advised Huawei ban: ASD

High-risk vendors could previously be confined to the edge of networks, but 5G changes that, the Australian Signals Directorate has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra adds 4G voice to NBN smart modem

The Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 will provide 4G voice failover in the event of a broadband outage or a delay in migrating to NBN services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co launches 1Gbps Enterprise Ethernet services

NBN Co has launched its flagship business product, with Australian businesses now able to order Enterprise Ethernet services delivered over the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra's new modems mean NBN outages won't kill your home phone

The Smart Modem Gen 2 will use Telstra's 4G mobile network to supply internet and phone calls in the event of an outage, at no extra cost.

Source: SMH

NBN Co open for enterprise business

NBN Co has finally launched its incursion into the enterprise market after a year spent working with “a number of service providers” honing the new wholesale product.

Source: iTnews Australia

Electronic spy agency chief says Huawei's ban to 5G network was 'supported by technical advice'

The head of Australia's most secretive electronic spy agency reveals Australia's "entire" emerging 5G mobile communications network could have been threatened.

Source: ABC News

NBN launches gigabit-speed enterprise service

Enterprise customers are now able to order a wholesale symmetrical-gigabit NBN service, with the company also continuing to work on a business-grade satellite offering.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 29 October 2018

INDIGO cable reaches Sydney

The 4850-kilometre INDIGO Central submarine cable has landed at Coogee Beach.

Source: Computerworld

amaysim exits broadband market, sells customer base to Southern Phone

Mobile virtual network operator amaysim has sold its fixed line broadband customer base to regional telecommunications operator Southern Phone for about $3 million in a transaction expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 26 October 2018

Telstra wins delay for business copper migration to NBN

Telstra’s ageing copper network for business Ethernet and DSL has been granted a controversial stay of execution under planned disconnections to switch to the NBN by Australia’s competition watchdog, despite earlier protests from other telcos.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC gives business services more time to migrate to NBN

The consumer watchdog has approved several amendments to Telstra's NBN migration plan, including to account for the HFC pause and to give business services 170 days to switch over before legacy services are disconnected.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Amaysim sells fixed line broadband customer base in $3M deal

Telecommunications provider Amaysim Australia has entered into an asset sale deed to sell its fixed line broadband customer base to Southern Phone.

Source: ARN

FttH alternative needed for higher broadband speeds: NetComm exec

Rolling out fibre to the home is an expensive exercise and alternative methods need to be found to provide people with broadband that can yield speeds above 100Mbps, the marketing and communications director of NetComm, Els Baert, claims.

Source: iTWire