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TPG Telecom and Vodafone, two firms that merged last year, have both started offering 5G home Internet plans, in what is a welcome development for those stuck on the NBN.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ACMA has released details of the starting prices for the spectrum to be auctioned in late November or early December.

Published in 5G

The ACCC said it has instituted separate proceedings in the Federal Court against each of Telstra, Optus, and TPG for making alleged false or misleading representations in their promotions of some 50Mbps and 100Mbps NBN plans, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:32

The ACCC: Suffering from sour grapes!

This week, we had the ACCC issue a report on increasing mobile pricing by the three major mobile network operators (MNOs), Telstra, Vodafone and Optus. In reporting this, they assigned the blame at the court for overturning the ACCC's banning the of the merger of TPG and Vodafone. The're wrong - see why!

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications company Over the Wire joins Tier 1 voice providers such as Telstra, Optus, TPG, MyNetFone, and Vocus after it completed its Carrier Interconnect project, which it says is a milestone and has laid the foundation for a new phase of growth.

Ok, so the creative renaming of the ACCC is my idea, and not Adderton’s, but Peter has done the sums, and clearly, the communications competition conundrum isn’t adding up - why were there no consumer protections put in when the TPG and Vodafone merger was approved?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Five companies have won spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s latest spectrum auction in the 26 GHz band. The 26 GHz band has been identified as optimal for the delivery of 5G wireless broadband services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

TPG Telecom has announced its appointment as "the lead Mobile Network Operator to deliver the multi-operator Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) network Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in partnership with Nokia."

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:36

Fight over NBN plan costs set to heat up again

Recent comments from telecommunications providers Telstra and Aussie Broadband about their decreasing profits from NBN sales underline how short-sighted the Labor government was to keep the expenditure for the NBN off-budget and insist that it be repaid by the company set up to create and run the network.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 20 November 2020 11:18

What's so great about TPG's new offering, felix?

What is it that makes felix, the new mobile service from TPG Telecom, such an outstanding offering?

Published in Open Sauce

The demand for 5G smartphones will increase next year with 39% of users indicating that their devices "must support 5G", with the figure going up to 58% for those who planned to upgrade, the telecommunications analyst firm Telsyte says.

Published in Mobility

Lower numbers of international visitors and a drop in immigration due to the ongoing pandemic has affected the mobile services market, the telecommunications analyst firm Telsyte claims, adding that this fall was the first in the last decade.

Published in Mobility

Earlier this week, the well-known Australian telecommunications market analyst Paul Budde penned an article in which he asserted that NBN Co, the government-owned fixed line national broadband provider, had become a monopoly similar to Telstra in its days of being a vertically integrated wholesaler and retailer of telecommunications services. I beg to differ.

Published in Beerfiles

Huawei Australia has used comments made by Ericsson chief executive Börje Ekholm during the presentation of results to push the Chinese company's claim that the ban imposed on it has sharply reduced competition in the 5G supplier market and hence driven up costs.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Watch out, Circles.Life, TPG's sub-brand felix wants to belong in the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers, set to also compete with Telstra's Belong and all other low-cost players.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Had Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies not been banned from tendering for Australia's 5G networks, there is no doubt that local operators — TPG, Vodafone and Optus — would have been among the most advanced 5G operators and competitors would be forced to keep up, the chief corporate affairs officer of the Chinese vendor's local operation claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has blasted Telstra, Optus, TPG and Dodo for letting down their customers, finding all of the telcos in breach of consumer protection rules after more than 1,500 of their customers were left without services while trying to migrate to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Pre-paid mobile phones are gaining in customer satisfaction, overtaking post-paid plans for the first time, the research firm Roy Morgan claims, adding that the change has come about in the last 12 months.

Published in Mobility

The Australian consumer watchdog has lost an appeal against a pre-payment scheme being used by telecommunications provider TPG Telecom, with the Full Federal Court finding for the company on Thursday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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