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Friday, 30 July 2021 17:24

NBN $5.2M COVID relief credit

NBN announced that it will offer a COVID-19 relief credit payment totalling $5.2 million across eligible internet retailers to support the provision of additional data to meet increased customer demand for broadband services during the lockdowns in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in July 2021.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s second largest telco Optus says that in 10 years working together with global anti-phishing and online brand protection company FraudWatch they have taken down more than 3,171 phishing emails, brand abuse, fake mobile apps and fake social media sites.

Published in Security

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has lost a case it filed against its nearest competitor, Singtel Optus, in the Federal Court, claiming that wording used in an ad by the latter indicated that it (Optus) had greater coverage of Australia than Telstra.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian telecommunications providers have welcomed the move by the NBN Co to spend up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres. The plan was announced on Tuesday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:47

Optus switches on 100th mobile black spot tower

Optus has switched on its 100th mobile black spot tower, with a newly activated tower going live at the south east Queensland town of Boreen Point, as it works towards its goal of delivering a total of 47 mobile black spot sites across Queensland.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has switched on a new tower in the Baranduda Ranges in regional Victoria as it continues the rollout of sites as part of the Federal Government’s mobile blackspot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has issued an apology to its customers who it says “received messages in error” after the company copped a $504,000 fine from the telecommunications regulator ACMA for breaching Australia’s spam laws.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Mobile phone blackspots in key regional areas of Australia continue to be eliminated, with Optus switching on its latest new mobile transmission tower in the regional Queensland town of Tinaroo.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rural community of Firefly on the NSW mid north coast now has improved mobile phone coverage with the switching on of a new tower co-funded by Optus and the Federal Government as part of the rollout of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.

Published in Mobility

Optus has switched on its third mobile black spot site in Central NSW this financial year with a new tower located in Summer Hill Creek bringing improved access to mobile coverage in the region for residents and businesses.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications provider Singtel Optus has cut a deal with the West Australian Government to upgrade 11 satellite small cells across regional WA so that 4G coverage can be provided to some of the state's most remote communities.

Published in Mobility

Australians need to have access to affordable broadband and voice services, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Australia's peak body for consumer representation in communications, says, adding that it looks forward to engaging with new Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to support this outcome.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra says it has no comment on the decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to oppose the proposed merger of TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has called for national reform to facilitate 5G deployment and urged industry and government collaboration to reassess what it calls “outdated” deployment rules.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus says it has successfully secured funding to build 49 new mobile sites as part of Round 4 of the Federal Government's mobile black spot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has switched on a new mobile site in Wynarka, South Australia, as part of round two of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program aimed at  improving and extending mobile phone coverage in regional and remote Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 08:48

Optus switches on new mobile tower in Napoleon Reef

Telco Singtel Optus has switched on a new mobile site in Napoleon Reef in NSW, as part of the government's Mobile Black Spot Program.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 07 December 2018 10:50

Optus says renewal of USO deal ignores reality

Australia's second biggest telco, Singtel Optus, says Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Government about arrangements for the Universal Service Obligation being retained as such does not reflect "real changes in policy, market and technological realities".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s second largest telco Optus is preparing to build 16 new mobile sites as part of the NSW Government’s mobile black spot program at a total cost of $12 million, with half of the funding provided by Optus itself and half by the State Government.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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