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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Govt estimates fixed voice users in NBN satellite and wireless areas

The government has offered a glimpse of the number of fixed voice services that remain active in the NBN fixed wireless and Sky Muster footprints.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra announces T22 small business plans

No lock-in contracts, 24/7 IT support, more small business specialists, unlimited data broadband plans, and Telstra Business Technology Centres have been announced under the telco's new small business offerings.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co technicians missed 430 appointments a day

NBN Co’s technicians missed an average of 430 appointments a day in the year to June 30 this year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra CEO: No free emergency texts for Queensland

Telstra provides emergency alert text messages to Queensland residents as part of a commercial contract with the state government, with CEO Andy Penn saying it will not do so for free.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC launches pricing inquiry for Telstra copper regulation

The ACCC is considering whether to price Telstra's regulated copper and ADSL services in reference to pre- and post-NBN completion periods.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Competition watchdog prepares for new ruling on Telstra wholesale prices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a preliminary consultation on the pricing and non-price terms and conditions of access for a range of services delivered over Telstra’s copper network.

Source: Computerworld

ACCC prepares to gather more NBN data from telcos

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued new rules for Internet service providers (ISPs) that will require them to periodically hand over to the ACCC a range of data relating to services on their networks.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

17.5k NBN satellite users have no 3G

Around 17,500 Sky Muster satellite users have no 3G coverage, and NBN has not taken into account obstructions that could also limit mobile coverage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

How your apps and phone could change after ACCC recommendations

Australians consumers could soon become much more active participants in the collection of their data and the selection of the internet tools available on their chosen devices.

Source: SMH

Monday, 10 December 2018

Facebook, Google face crackdown as ACCC calls out their market dominance

The internet media giants would be required to make it clearer to consumers how their private information is used, get proper consent and face significant penalties for breaching privacy laws, according to a report by the consumer watchdog.

Source: ABC News

Ban Chrome as default browser, limit Facebook user data harvesting: ACCC crackdown

Google and Facebook are facing a raft of tough new anti-monopoly laws that heavily constrain the way they collect data on users and ban the default setting of browsers like Chrome on new devices under a suite of recommendations released by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos fork out big for 5G in NSW-QLD regional corridor

Fierce demand for regional 5G spectrum created a windfall for the federal government as major telcos forked out up to 50 times above the reserve at a recent auction.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus prepares for 5G expansion with spectrum acquisition

Australia’s second largest telco Optus has acquired new regional licences for its customers in the 3.6 GHz spectrum band, earmarking them for the delivery of its 5G telecommunications services.

Source: iTWire

Penn says Telstra set to lead in 5G capabilities

Securing between 30-80 MHz nation-wide in the 3.6 GHz spectrum will ensure that Telstra plays the leading tole in bring 5G capabilities and super-cast connections to Australians in both urban and rural areas, the company's chief executive Andrew Penn says.

Source: iTWire

Australians keep their options open on broadband, mobile and home phones: survey

Australians considering switching their service providers for fixed broadband, mobile phone, home phone, electricity and gas are all far more likely to visit comparison websites in an average four weeks than the typical Australian, according to a new report.

Source: iTWire

Telstra wins big in 5G spectrum auction with $386M bid

Telstra has scored the biggest chunk of 3.6 GHz band 5G following a spectrum auction held last month.

Source: ARN

Vodafone says spectrum buy boost to 5G preparations

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta says the company's "significant spectrum investment", along with TPG Telecom, has delivered one of the key pieces in its 5G preparations.

Source: iTWire

Telstra heads four companies in buying 5G spectrum

Telstra has picked up the largest number of lots in the 5G spectrum auction organised by the Australian Communication and Media Authority in the 3.6 GHz band.

Source: iTWire

Telstra, Optus, TPG-Vodafone win 5G spectrum

Telstra paid AU$386 million for 143 lots; Optus paid AU$185 million for 47 lots; the TPG-Vodafone Australia joint venture paid AU$263 million for 131 lots; and Dense Air Australia paid AU$18.5 million for 29 lots.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Queensland government seeks broadband boost with ‘FibreCo Qld’

The Queensland government will establish a new entity dubbed FibreCo Qld to help provide cheaper backhaul in regional areas of the state for telcos.

Source: Computerworld