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NBN Co rejects Telstra NBN revenue monetisation plan
A Telstra plan to monetise around $5 billion in future revenue from NBN payments has been scuppered by the company running the broadband network, NBN Co.

ACCAN pressures Optus to ban 3rd party charges
Telecommunications consumer interest group ACCAN is pressuring Optus to follow Telstra and Vodafone and ban third party mobile subscriptions.

Telstra to hang up on third party billing: 3 December 2017
A senior Telstra official has confirmed that Australia’s largest carrier will cease “third party billing” on its post-paid accounts by early December this year.

NBN Co justifies use of FttN for Sydney Botanical Gardens
NBN Co says it was forced to use fibre-to-the-node technology to connect Sydney's Royal Botanical Gardens because of the heritage listing of the 30-hectare site.

Telstra expands into security space, opens centre in Sydney
Emphasising the fact that security is now a major selling point in the ICT space, Telstra has opened a security operations centre in Sydney.

Vocus revenue rises, chairman to quit at AGM
Vocus Telecommunications has recorded revenue of $1.82 billion for the full year 2017, with underlying net profit after tax coming in at a below forecast $152.3 million.

News Corp, Telstra to merge Foxtel, Fox Sports into new company
News Corp and Telstra have inked an agreement to merge Foxtel and Fox Sports into one new company, thus diluting Telstra’s shareholding and handing majority ownership to News.

ACCC toughens up on retailer advertised NBN speed claims

ACCC toughens up on retailer advertised NBN speed claims

NetComm and Openreach demonstrate ‘world-first’ reverse powered Gfast DPU
Gigabit speeds over FttDP (AKA FttC) based on Gfast using a reversed power fed Gfast DPU? NetComm and Openreach say they’ve achieve it in a world first.

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