CommsWire - 10 November 2017

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Yes, Optus too may need to refund NBN customers
A day after Telstra admitted that it had overcharged NBN customers, promising them unattainable speeds, Australia's second largest telco Optus has made a similar confession and said it is working with the ACCC to provide compensation to those who have been affected.

NBN users still avoiding highest speed plans: ACCC 
Only 12% of those who have connected to the national broadband network as of 30 September have opted to take the fastest plans ? 100Mbps/40Mbps ? according to data collected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which shows that a shade over three million people are connected.

Proposed new code strives to improve next gen broadband services
A new code designed to improve the performance of next-generation broadband systems in Australia ? including NBN-based services ? has been released for public comment by the Communications Alliance.

MNF moves into enterprise space with new brand
Communications provider MNF Group has established a new brand for the enterprise and government markets.

OVO SIM cards to go into 617 7-Eleven stores across Australia
Optus-powered MVNO OVO, which famously offers 100GB for $69.95 per 30 days, as well as great unlimited voice and text plans with data allocations, now has national 7-Eleven distribution.

Vodafone gets behind coding program to boost female STEM participation
Australia?s third largest telco Vodafone is partnering with technology educator, Coder Academy, in establishing a technology-centric course, Code Next, to Year 9 and 10 girls in select Sydney high schools.