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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Telcos double NBN tower use for mobile blackspots

Mobile carriers are now expecting to co-locate antennas funded by the government’s mobile blackspots program on 77 NBN fixed wireless towers, more than double previously planned.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co resumes micronode rollout

NBN Co has quickly resumed its rollout of micronodes in parts of the fibre-to-the-node network after fixing problems with the first batch of 1423 boxes.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 18 December 2017

NBN should pause fixed-wireless sales to fix congestion: Aussie Broadband

Much like NBN's HFC pause, Aussie Broadband has said the fixed-wireless rollout could be halted in order to repair congestion among towers in certain areas.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC calls for industry feedback over NBN Co service levels

The ACCC is on the hunt for industry comment about the service levels that NBN Co commits to in its wholesale contracts with resellers.

Source: ARN

Aussie Broadband wants NBN Co to remediate wireless

Aussie Broadband has called on NBN Co to halt sales on its fixed wireless network and improve the service in the same way the network builder is throwing resources at HFC.

Source: iTnews Australia

Cheaper rates draw Aussies to switch NBN providers: research

Aussies who are switching between providers and choosing a new NBN service provider are increasingly making the switch based on cheaper rates, faster data connection/ download speeds and clear pricing of the plan, according to a newly published research report.

Source: iTWire

TIO tries to match NBN complaints to access techs

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is trying to get access to NBN Co’s core systems to automatically match complaints it receives to the last-mile access technology being used.

Source: iTnews Australia

One third of NBN users 'would change back if they could,' calls to scrap NBN12 speed tier

A new report "reveals widely varying user experiences for Australia’s NBN customers, with a third of NBN users wishing they could return to their non-NBN service."

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Queensland wants to build its own NBN

The Queensland government wants to build its own broadband network to rival the NBN in response to complaints about the rollout of the national network, particularly in regional areas.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 15 December 2017

TPG NBN 100 plan only hits 50Mbps at peak times as 25Mbps plan killed off

The telco has responded to the NBN wholesale price changes by removing its 25Mbps plan and revealing typical evening speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC sues Optus for rushing users onto NBN

Optus has been taken to court by the ACCC for allegedly misleading 20,000 HFC customers about their disconnection date in order to rush them onto the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus faces court after allegedly misleading 20,000 customers

The ACCC has taken Optus Internet to court alleging that the telco misled up to 20,000 customers over NBN migration time-frames.

Source: ARN

Optus offers data-free sports from Seven Network: 2018 Aussie Open, Olympics and Comm Games

Optus is offering new apps to offer data-free streaming of Seven’s live coverage of Australian Open, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 14 December 2017

TPG moves on discounted 50Mbps NBN tier

TPG and its subsidiary internet brands are the first to publicly adopt temporary 50Mbps NBN pricing, dropping mention of the 25Mbps tier from their websites.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet wants your money to give you back your money

iiNet is in many ways a unique ISP. It is one of the few that started life in a garage, following the Silicon Valley model. It used to be very good at providing service. But after being bought by TPG, it only seems to be obsessed with money.

Source: iTWire

In preparation for 5G, Optus bolsters metro network coverage with 2300 and 3500MHz spectrum

Optus has "successfully acquired a variety of new metropolitan licences for its customers in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz spectrum bands," for better metro coverage and 5G preparation.

Source: iTWire

NBN reseller enters liquidation owing $330K

NBN retail service provider, Tellnet, has been placed into liquidation owing $330,000 to secured and unsecured creditors.

Source: ARN

Telstra pays $50m for Brisbane 5G spectrum

Telstra has paid $50 million at auction for a block of 3.4GHz spectrum in Brisbane, a clear sign of its build preparations for a 5G network.

Source: iTnews Australia

$92.6 million paid out as spectrum auction wraps up

The sale of spectrum has been completed with Optus and Telstra, TPG, the wholesale operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, and Vodafone, all securing spectrum to be used to help them meet what they say is rising demand for mobile and fixed wireless broadband services. Telstra was the dominant buyer of spectrum, shelling out $72.5 million.

Source: iTWire

Telstra pays $72.5M to tap into more mobile spectrum

​Telstra has agreed to cough up $72.5 million for additional mobile spectrum usage in Australia, as country's latest bandwidth auction wraps up.

Source: ARN