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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Belong drives Telstra network additions in lean first half

Telstra's pitch to price-sensitive consumers, Belong, is bringing customers into the Australian telco's orbit, the company's half year results show.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone and TPG $15bn merger gets court approval

Vodafone and TPG have been granted permission by the federal court to merge, paving the way for the stalled $15 billion deal to proceed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos Vodafone and TPG can merge after court clears barrier

A $15 billion merger between Australia's third- and fourth-largest telecommunications companies looks set to go ahead after Vodafone and TPG beat the competition watchdog in court.

Source: ABC News

Telstra net profit and earnings take a hit

Telstra has seen its first half net profit take a 6.4 per cent hit down to $1.2 billion and underlying earnings before tax decreased 6.6 per cent to $3.9 billion.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

ACMA acts against telcos over breaches of critical customer data rules

The telecommunications regulator ACMA has taken action against 15 telcos for failing to provide vital information that supports Australia’s emergency services such as Triple Zero and the Emergency Alert system.

Source: iTWire

Biggest evening dip in NBN speeds seen on 100Mbps plans

Users of 100/40Mbps plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN) are seeing an almost 6Mbps dip in their evening speeds according to the latest instalment of the Measuring Broadband Australia report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) covering November.

Source: ZDNet Australia

High speed NBN ‘underperforming’ for a quarter of consumers

A quarter of Australians on high speed NBN plans are being delivered an underperforming service, a damning report by the consumer watchdog has found.

Source: ARN

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes one giant leap into Aussie broadband

Elon Musk, philanthropist and madman, is one step closer to being able to provide high-speed internet for Australians.

Source: WhistleOut

Yes, Optus! Telco again tops ACCC broadband speed report

Singtel Optus has again recorded the highest score or 89.9% in the ACCC's Measuring Broadband Australia quarterly report, a compilation and comparison of broadband scores across the country.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Australia keeps telco data longer than all but three countries

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has joined the debate for the retention period for data held by the nation's telecommunications carriers to be reduced from the current two-year timeframe.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra payments wipe out NBN first half EBITDA gains

NBN has reported a 40% decline in its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for its half-year to the end of 2019.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co sees revenue increase to $1.81B

NBN Co has seen its half year revenue rise by 39 per cent to $1.81 billion due to strong momentum in total activations, plus continued residential and business growth.

Source: ARN

Monday, 10 February 2020

NBN Co boosts National Broadband Network half year revenue to $1.18 billion

NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network lifted total revenue by 39% to $1.18 billion for the six months to the end of December 2019 - up from $1.3 billion in the HY 2018 - with company chief Stephen Rue declaring the result “outstanding during a crucial time of the build”.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co begins renegotiating its role in enterprise market

NBN Co has outlined the uncertainties it faces from no longer entering direct contracts with large enterprise and government users, including clawback mechanisms for fibre build costs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australian Police Can See More Of Your Metadata Than You Think

A senate hearing has revealed Australian telcos might be giving away more metadata to police than first realised due to "ambiguities" in the controversial data retention laws. This means law enforcement officials have a pretty good clue of what you've been looking at just by looking at the URL.     

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 7 February 2020

Phone Metadata Used To Track SA Coronavirus Patients

South Australian authorities have admitted to using phone metadata in order to track the movements of a couple infected with coronavirus after seeing South Korean officials do the same.     

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra reveals latest round of job cuts, provokes ire of union

Telstra is cutting an additional 280 jobs as it continues culling its workforce as part of the program announced in 2018 that it would effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 - and reduce two to four layers of management, with one in four executive and middle management roles to go.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Telstra says bushfire costs “in order of $50m”

Telstra is expecting a financial hit from Australia’s devastating bushfires “in the order of $50 million”, with CEO Andy Penn calling for “more urgent action” on climate change as a result.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra pledges to help 'vulnerable customers'

Telstra chief executive Andy Penn has announced that the telco giant would commit to a series of changes in a move to provide "vulnerable customers" access to services, while taking into consideration their current financial position.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone to remove Huawei from core of European network

Vodafone will remove Huawei technology from the core of its European networks following Britain's decision to restrict the Chinese company's role in 5G and new EU guidelines on the firm's equipment, Chief Executive Nick Read said.

Source: iTnews Australia