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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Aussie Broadband prepares for ASX listing

Telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband has appointed Brian Maher as its new CFO as the company prepares to go public next year.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Enterprise customers allow for fibre to go deeper into NBN: Rue

The company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia has hit back at criticisms of its targeting of business customers, stating that the move is both unsurprising and has put more fibre deeper into the network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co now insists $200m not cut from wireless budget

NBN Co has backtracked on its own claim that it redirected $200 million in capital expenditure from fixed wireless to other parts of the build, now saying the money will still be spent on wireless upgrades.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

NBN Co CEO defends enterprise market push

NBN Co’s chief executive has rejected criticism of the company’s efforts to increase its revenue from the business segment, with the network operator defending its direct engagement with major enterprises over the rollout of fibre services.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co redirects $200m wireless capex into HFC, FTTC

NBN Co has revealed the discovery of 91,380 non-existent premises in the fixed wireless rollout freed $200m in planned capex, which was diverted to other parts of the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 21 October 2019

IoT, Virtual ISP: NBN Co details business satellite offerings

NBN Co has released details of ‘Virtual ISP’ (VISP) and Internet of Things (IoT) services for businesses that use the network operator’s Sky Muster satellites.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra, Optus dispute regional 4G crown

New research shows Optus 4G mobile connections are faster and more available in regional and remote Australia, but Telstra says the numbers don't tell the whole story.

Source: SMH

Friday, 18 October 2019

Telstra brand spoofed in $500 gift card phishing scam

Telstra’s brand is being employed by scammers in order to launch an email phishing campaign aimed at harvesting confidential details from victims.

Source: ARN

Cutting iiNet staff helps keep TPG steady

TPG has published its 2019 annual report (pdf), revealing frustration at regulatory decisions that impact its business, further staff cuts a surprising rebound in some revenue sources.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG slashes headcount by 5 per cent

In the course of a year TPG cut 280 jobs, reducing its headcount by almost 6 per cent.

Source: ARN

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

Over 508,000 disclosures of metadata to law enforcement agencies for criminal law purposes under the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) occurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase from last year's 482,800, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 2018-19 annual report [PDF] has revealed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 17 October 2019

NBN Co hits out against claims its enterprise business is 'inequitable'

NBN Co has hit back at criticism suggesting it “overreached” itself by going directly after business consumers with enterprise broadband deals.

Source: ARN

NBN Co downsizes wireless, satellite footprints by 130,000 'premises'

NBN Co has removed 130,449 non-existent “premises” from its fixed wireless and satellite footprints, the latest in a series of culls required as the company has cleaned up national address records it relies on.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co moves goalposts for broadband speed rankings

A report by NBN Co that redefines the metrics typically used to compare broadband speeds to other countries has ranked Australia 17 out of 37 countries.

Source: ARN

NBN rejects speed test reality for one of its own

What do you do if you are a national broadband wholesaler taking the heat for Australia consisting ranking poorly in global speed test surveys? Why, you pay AlphaBeta to come up with a new methodology to make you look better than you are.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on sale from October 24 with prices starting at $1,049

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now official, and cheaper than we expected.

Source: WhistleOut

Australian government introduces new telco regulations to fight phone scams

The federal government has announced new telco regulations in a move to prevent fraudsters from hijacking mobile numbers to access personal and financial information, and reduce phone scams.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Govt targets mobile number hijackers with tighter porting rules

Australian telcos will soon be subject to “strict new identification measures” designed to make it harder for bad actors to illegally port - and hijack - mobile numbers. 

Source: iTnews Australia

When Telstra shut down the Talking Clock, one man took the time to salvage it

A musician with a penchant for nostalgia and 1990s web design has recreated 'George' the Talking Clock, a service recently unplugged by Telstra after 66 years.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Foxtel continues New Experience rollout

Broadcaster Foxtel has confirmed the recently released New Foxtel Experience has completed its roll out to iQ4 set top boxes, and updates to the first 50,000 iQ3 set top boxes are now set to commence.

Source: iTWire