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Monday, 25 February 2019

MWC 2019: Optus will gain ‘months more’ 5G experience with fixed-wireless launch

By launching 5G fixed-wireless now instead of waiting for a pure mobile solution, Optus will have around five months more experience in running a 5G service than its competitors, according to CEO Allen Lew.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 22 February 2019

Second NBN supplier scoped for sham contracting class action

A second major telecommunications technical services supplier is being painted up for a class action on behalf of staff who were allegedly dudded on pay and conditions by deliberately classifying them as contractors when they were legally employees.

Source: iTnews Australia

Casa Systems to acquire NBN supplier NetComm

Massachusetts-headquartered Casa Systems is seeking to acquire ASX-listed NetComm Wireless.

Source: Computerworld

Law firm investigates telco technical services provider

Shine Lawyers has launched an investigation of a possible class action on behalf of telecommunication technicians against technical services contracting company BSA Limited.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 21 February 2019

5G needed to ease 4G LTE congestion: OpenSignal

OpenSignal has compared average speeds and fastest hour speeds on 4G LTE networks globally, with Australia pulling in fifth and seventh rankings, respectively.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra says it has first dibs with Samsung S10 5G

Both Telstra and Optus have announced they will be providing their customers with the new Samsung Galaxy models released overnight, with Telstra claiming to have struck an exclusive deal with the South Korean phone-maker that would ensure its customers get their hands on the 5G device first.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

NBN Co faces calls to endorse good quality modems

NBN Co is facing calls to endorse modems that work best on its network after internal tests uncovered some retail service provider-supplied devices that weren’t performing to specifications.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN flags frozen HFC connections thawing over the coming months

Cable premises still ring-fenced by NBN due to its HFC pause, which will be released to market in the next four months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co plans four-month HFC blitz

NBN Co is planning to release just shy of 200,000 HFC premises a month from April to June this year, purging a great deal of the footprint that is currently listed as unserviceable.

Source: iTnews Australia

AI firm claims its software will help ISPs reduce NBN CVC use

Australian AI firm Canopus Networks claims to have developed new technology to change the way in which network operators and ISPs classify Internet traffic leading to a reduction in costs and a better user experience.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co eyes new ways to fend off mobile challenge in apartment blocks

NBN Co executives say they are examining ways to address challenges faced by short-term renters, including potentially introducing an arrangement for broadband services similar to that offered by utilities for electricity.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

NBN Co wants a broadband product to attract renters

NBN Co is exploring product options that would make its services more appealing to transient users such as renters.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co will reach $52 ARPU only if RSPs pay for CVC 'overage': claim

The only way that the NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, can achieve its stated aim of reaching its goal of $52 average revenue per user by the time the rollout ends, is by earnings from what is called CVC "overage", the head of a small RSP claims.

Source: iTWire

Labor slams govt over 'ridiculous' NBN target claims

The Australian Labor Party has described as "ridiculous" a claim made by the government that the NBN Co - which released its half-yearly results on Monday - was continuing to exceed its targets.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 18 February 2019

Nine telcos had no metadata interception plan by mid-2018: ACMA

The ACMA's 2017-18 report also reported almost 2.3 million disclosures of customer information by carriers under legal obligations to assist government agencies and departments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's actual cost per premises for FTTC is $3058

NBN Co has revealed its first actual cost per premises for the fibre-to-the-curb portion of the network, coming in at $3058.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22

9.5 million premises are now ready for service, while NBN announced revenue of AU$1.3 billion and negative EBITDA of AU$477 million for the first half of FY19.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone offers incentives for those who take up 100Mbps plans

Vodafone Hutchison Australia is offering customers who sign for its 100Mpbs NBN plan a Vodafone TV and a Google Home Mini which costs $150.

Source: iTWire

NBN scales-up release of HFC premises after ‘pause’

NBN Co CEO Stephen Rue says the company will conduct a “significant release of optimised HFC premises over the next six months”.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co active premises grow 38 per cent

NBN Co, the company behind the roll out of the National Broadband Network, has reported 4.6 million premises had an active service over the network by December 2018.

Source: ARN