Lower prices, more data with new NBN wholesale discount plans NBN Co, the operator of the National Broadband Network, has announced a range of new wholesale bundles offering lower prices and more data inclusions, following an extensive industry consultation process.

27th November 2019

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Government to review telecommunications in new developments The Federal Government is reviewing arrangements for telecommunications in new developments with the aim of helping to drive competition and ensure access to high-quality infrastructure in new areas.

26th November 2019

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S&P does not expect 5G threat to NBN in the short to medium term Credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has said it does not expect 5G fixed wireless broadband networks to replace the NBN in the near-to-medium term, due to heavy capital spending and the fact that some players were stretched financially.

23rd November 2019

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TIO helps consumers with bushfire ‘unresolved’ phone, Internet issues Consumers impacted by Australia’s recent bushfires can now receive dedicated assistance with their unresolved phone and internet issues from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

22nd November 2019

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Huawei gets another 90-day reprieve to trade with US firms Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies had been granted another 90-day extension to work with American firms, giving the Shenzhen-based company until 16 February 2020 to work with US companies.

21st November 2019

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NBN Co says no need for any ACCC intervention in service standards National broadband provider NBN Co has questioned the need for any regulatory intervention into its wholesale service standards at this time as, in its view, the ACCC's draft decision on these aspects had not provided any evidence of market failure.

20th November 2019

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Govt plays down alleged 5G health effects in submission to inquiry The Federal Government has moved to quell the fears expressed by Australians over the alleged health effects of 5G, with a submission from the Department of Communications and the Arts to a House of Representatives standing committee pointing out the safeguards taken to limit the amount of radio frequency that electromagnetic energy telecommunications facilities can emit.

19th November 2019

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Competition in NBN wholesale market growing says ACCC Competition by wholesale access seekers to connect to the National Broadband Network is heating up, with at least nine wholesalers now connecting directly to the NBN and with over 6.1 million residential broadband services being delivered by the NBN across Australia.

16th November 2019

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Missed NBN appointments costing Australians $15 million a year Missed NBN appointments are costing Australians over $15 million per year in lost time, according to a report from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), which says that “this is simply not good enough,” and “unfair for every day Australians”.

15th November 2019

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Optus, Ericsson complete first 5G teleoperated drone flight Optus and Ericsson have delivered what the two companies claim is Australia’s first 5G teleoperated drone controlled over a live 5G network.

14th November 2019

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