NBN pricing changes sees customer activations soar

CRN, 11 May, 2018 – NBN Co saw a surge in activations and revenue for its third quarter, which it attributed to optimisation work on its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network and its changes to wholesale pricing offers. The network provider had a total of 3.7 million activations for the period ending 31 March, up […]

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OAIC sees 63 data breach notifications in first six weeks

ITNEWS, 11 April, 2018 – Australian organisations reported 63 data breaches in the first six weeks of mandatory notification rules coming into effect, with human error listed as the most common cause. By contrast, when organisations only had to voluntarily reveal breaches, they only self-reported 114 instances for the entire 2016–17 financial year. The Office […]

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ACCC prepares to set auction limits for key 5G spectrum

COMPUTERWORLD, 21 March, 2018 – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has written to industry stakeholders seeking input on allocation limits for the upcoming auction of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band. Spectrum in the 3.6GHz band is expected to play a key role in telcos’ rollout of 5G services in Australia. “The ACCC understands […]

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NBN Co to extend 50Mbps promo pricing until October

ITNEWS, 1 March, 2018 – NBN Co will extend its promotional 50Mbps price offer through to the end of October to give retail service providers more time to prepare for the switch to a more permanent price construct. The company this week revealed plans to create a “second promotion period” for its 50Mbps product and […]

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NBN reports progress but no timeline for HFC fix

COMPUTERWORLD, 12 February, 2018 – NBN CEO Bill Morrow says the company is not yet ready to reveal a timeline for completing work on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of its network address performance issues. NBN in November announced it would halt sales of HFC services for six to nine months until it could “calibrate […]

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ACMA imposes new rules for NBN migrations

ITNEWS, 21 December, 2017 – NBN retail service providers will need to adhere to a new set of rules outlining how they are to handle migrating customers to the national broadband network from next year. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today announced its intention to implement new rules that would “significantly improve the […]

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NBN Co freezes new HFC orders

ITNEWS, 27 November, 2017 – NBN Co is putting a temporary freeze on all new HFC orders and delaying go-live for some of the HFC network as it tries to improve the quality of service for all end users. The company said it would “temporarily pause all new orders” over its HFC access network. “This […]

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