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Chilling news: Finder says 'one in three streamers experience buffering issues regularly' Turning the phrase "Netflix and Chill" on its head, Finder says that buffering issues experienced by those watching streaming media services are suffering from "Netflix and freeze".  

18th January 2021

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What are we going to do about Netflix?  ECONOMUSE: The ACCC is forcing Google and Facebook to negotiate with Australian news publishers for content. Is there a parallel with streaming services like Netflix and Australian Internet service providers (ISPs)? I don’t think so says John de Ridder.

29th September 2020

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ACCC sets 9 May as decision day for TPG-Vodafone merger The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will hand down its final decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia on 9 May.

23rd March 2019

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NBN Co revenue up, but red ink still on balance sheet NBN Co has pulled in $405 million revenue during the first quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 124% over the $181 million generated in the corresponding quarter a year ago. However, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network is still bleeding red ink.

15th November 2017

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More funding needed to rid regions of blackspots: ACCAN The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) says not enough has been done to get rid of mobile phone blackspots in rural and regional areas of the country and it wants the Government to allocate more funding to help alleviate the problems.

8th February 2017

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Nokia, Vodafone on track for Melbourne trains telecoms upgrade The Victorian Government is considering a market-led proposal to upgrade telecommunications on Melbourne?s train system to improve services and provide better information for passengers.

8th December 2016

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NBN: one million-plus premises ready for FttN connection More than one million premises are now ready for connection the National Broadband Network via the FttN network as NBN Co speeds up the rollout across the country.

5th December 2016

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Optus connects on $20 million WiFi shopping centre rollout  Optus has secured a multi-million dollar deal to rollout high speed WiFi services across 81 shopping centres run by the Vicinity property group across Australia. Australia lags on Netflix speeds ? and everything else Netflix has updated its Australian prime-time use ISP ratings, and it is a little bit of a shock.

18th August 2016

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Vocus to buy Nextgen for $807 million Vocus Communications is set to buy fibre network owner Nextgen in a deal worth $807 million. Telstra to invest $250m to improve network Telstra plans to invest $250 million to make its network more resilient and to improve performance, the company's chief executive officer Andrew Penn said today. NBN Co chief architect Cross quits after six years

30th June 2016

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Vodafone?s vibrant network confidence: updated Network Satisfaction Guarantee Vodafone has updated its Network Satisfaction Guarantee with a 30-day money-back period for post-paid customers if unsatisfied, no questions asked, as it points to strong OpenSignal results. Ooyala launches Q1 Video Index, looks at ?more lucrative OTT strategies?

22nd June 2016