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Friday, 9 March 2018

Australian wireless broadband providers shifted to make room for 5G

Services in the 3.6GHz band will have up to seven years to vacate in regional areas, and only two in most of the nation's capital cities, under spectrum arrangements announced by the government on Thursday.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Govt asks ACCC to leave NBN alone until after 2020

The government has asked the ACCC not to beef up NBN Co’s service standards until after the network is complete.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra demands proper NBN service standards by July

Telstra wants to see “targeted” action against NBN Co’s service standards before the end of June, branding them “aspirational”, unenforceable and substandard.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government prepares to sell off 5G spectrum

Australia’s telcos will be able to bid for 3.6GHz in an auction run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), with the government announcing today it would push ahead with the sell-off of 125MHz of spectrum in the band.

Source: Computerworld

ACCAN wants SLAs for NBN users

Australia's consumer advocate ACCAN has argued for the introduction of enforceable service level agreements on the national broadband network to ensure users are guaranteed a minimum level of service.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co claims RSPs can hold it to ransom

NBN Co claims its retail service providers wield sufficient power to threaten the company’s revenue by keeping end users on legacy services or cheap NBN speed tiers.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co fights hard not to be tarred as the new Telstra

NBN Co is facing the biggest fight of its nine-year existence as regulators threaten to redefine the company as a ‘new Telstra’ that should be subjected to a similarly onerous oversight regime.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Aussie Broadband, Telstra raise the bar for 100Mbps NBN

Aussie Broadband and Telstra have both upgraded the “typical” speeds that NBN100 fixed-line users can expect to see in the evening peak, breaking 80Mbps for the first time.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra to 'restore and reignite' NBN retail business

Telstra has laid out ambitions to “restore and reignite” its retail NBN business, bringing several internal teams together under a new head of NBN role.

Source: iTnews Australia

Your Smart Home Will Need The NBN

Over recent weeks, I've been testing out a bunch of smart home gear, ranging from security cameras to environmental monitoring through to door locks, switches and lights. And while most of those rely on a robust home network, some will also depend on a fast uplink connection to the Internet. Most existing ADSL and cable internet services aren't going to cut it.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

NBN Co flags $270 credit to hasten copper-based business services migration

​NBN Co announces migration plans for the legacy copper ‘Special Services' of its business customers, with disconnection due to start in November.

Source: ARN

ACCC gives green light for Telstra’s new FttC NBN migration plan

​Telstra can get started migrating end customers to the NBN via its Fibre-to-the-Curb access technology, after the ACCC approved its revised migration plan.

Source: ARN

NBN migration plan modified for FttC connections

The National Broadband Network (NBN) migration plan has been modified to cater for NBN's fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) technology, which will cover 1 million premises and launch later this year, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) approved Telstra's proposed variation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN seeks to smooth migration of copper-based business services

NBN said today it would make tweak its migration process for copper-based legacy services, such as ISDN and BDSL, that are typically used by businesses.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra and News Corp to merge Foxtel and Fox Sports by June

Following the ACCC's decision not to oppose the merger, Foxtel and Fox Sports will merge by the middle of the year.

Source: ABC News

Vocus board reshuffle continues following CEO exit

​Ten days after announcing the departure of Geoff Horth, Vocus has appointed Bob Mansfield as chairman as Vaughan Bowen departs.

Source: ARN

Vodafone adds 128 mobile sites

Vodafone has added 128 sites to its national network, as it aims to improve indoor mobile coverage to an additional 140,000 Australians.

Source: ARN

Telstra claims success with IPv6 on mobile network

Telstra now has “hundreds of thousands” of devices on its mobile network that use IPv6 addresses to access internet content.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co's PoI connectivity probed

The ACCC will take a closer look at how the wholesale transmission market is changing as the industry shifts from a Telstra-centric to NBN-centric structure.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 5 March 2018

ACCC to review backhaul declaration

Consumer watchdog to examine whether its Domestic Transmission Capacity Service declaration is still needed.

Source: ZDNet Australia