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21st December 2019
Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.
30th November 2019
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
NBN Co lost another $1.1b in 1Q 2020, ARPU still at $45 Another day, another set of quarterly results from the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's broadband network, but little change from earlier quarters. For the first quarter of FY 2020, the company said on Tuesday it had recorded losses of $1.18 billion, compared to $875 million a year earlier.
13th November 2019
ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments The competition regulator, the ACCC, has appealed a Federal Court decision against telecommunications provider TPG for alleged false or misleading representations it made about ‘pre-payments’ customers had to make on its pre-paid internet, home telephone and mobile plans.
9th November 2019
Telstra, Ericsson bring 5G coverage to AFL Grand final Telstra is partnering with Ericsson and the Melbourne Cricket Club to install 5G into the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in readiness for the AFL grand final next Saturday.
24th September 2019
AARNet launches live high bandwidth services on Indigo subsea cable Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on its spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore.
19th September 2019
Audit office casts doubts on NBN Co ability to repay $19.5b govt loan Doubts have been cast on the NBN Co's financial projections and its ability to repay the $19.5 billion that it has been loaned by the Federal Government, with a report from the Australian National Audit Office putting the chances of its financial statements being incorrect as "high".
28th June 2019
US 5G equipment move 'could hit' Nokia, Ericsson operations Telecommunications equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson may be forced to move a good part of their operations out of China if a proposed move by the US, to make it mandatory that an 5G equipment used within the country be designed and made outside China, comes into force.
25th June 2019
Huawei founder says US bans will cost company US$25B Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies says it will suffer a drop of US$25 billion in projected revenue over the next two years, compared to its earlier forecasts, due to the American Government's actions against it.
19th June 2019