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RSP Aussie Broadband believes that the telco industry will either have to increase prices or reduce service quality once NBN’s COVID CVC boost finishes, according to managing director Phillip Britt.

Prices for telecommunication services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates, suggesting that there are other barriers to Internet use, according to a new global report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Australia’s electricity retailers and generators are prohibited from keeping consumer and small business electricity prices unnecessarily high when costs fall, under new guidelines issued by the competition regulator, the ACCC, aimed at protecting consumers and businesses from excessive electricity prices.

Published in Technology Regulation

Online payments provider PayPal has revealed its counter-offensive against criminals who seek to take advantage of the COVID 19 pandemic, saying it is now actively working with law enforcement in Australia to identify and prevent opportunistic online crime.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:25

Postage price increase gets ACCC green light

Posting a letter in Australia is about to cost more, with the basic postage rate scheduled to increase from $1.00 to $1.10 in January next year, following the ACCC’s decision not to object to a draft proposal from Australia Post to increase postage prices.

Published in Strategy

Kogan's first Smart HDR 4K LED Android TV range with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Audio has arrived at special pre-sale pricing of $449.99 for 50-inches, $499.99 for a 55-inch model and $799.99 for a 65-inch model, but the sale ends on at 11.59pm AEDT on October 23.

Published in Home Tech

The affordability for consumers of accessing basic broadband plans on offer from NBN Co is to come under scrutiny by Australia’s corporate watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Refurbished products can be a brilliant way to save money on previous-gen devices, but when Apple launches powerful new products at various price points, sometimes buying refurbished is a terrible deal.

Published in Home Tech

Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Clickbait-loving naybobs of negativity once bemoaned that most of Apple's sales were attributable to its iPhone, and that there are no cheap mid-range models, but now that Apple has grown, adding newer products and services, 'lower' but still in the tens of MILLIONS of iPhone sales are... bad?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Several of Samsung's heralded features have been seen in last year's Mate 20 Pro from Huawei, but it is important for Samsung to catch up – and Apple, too.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Stating it is "shaking up the Australian rideshare market", Didi says its new "standard pricing in Melbourne" reduces fares by 10%, while lowering its services fee so driver-partners "earn 95% of fares".

Published in Home Tech

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has sent a letter of issue to defence contractor Thales over its proposed acquisition of fellow data encryption hardware and software provider Gemalto, raising concerns about the impact of the deal on product prices and quality.

Published in Technology Regulation

A new hope for even more data from pre-paid providers not yet offering unlimited plans has emerged from the Kogan Mobile empire, striking back at competitors with boosted data bundles.

Published in Home Tech

With electricity prices rising, and electric cars inevitable anyway, the Greens want the government to "accelerate electric vehicle uptake". Will high petrol prices simply be replaced by even higher power bills?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Kogan Internet has lowered its prices to be a smidgeon below Vodafone's newly lowered prices, but with Vodafone offering 4G back-up, Vodafone wins the better value battle despite Kogan's cheaper pricing.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

If you've been harbouring a hope, new or otherwise, that an eBay Plus vs Amazon Prime price war would awaken, your wish looks to have been granted, but as always, you'd better be quick.

Published in Home Tech

If you take up one of the new "unlimited" plans from Vodafone or Telstra, you know that you get at least 40GB of data at full speed before speeds slow to a max of 1.5Mbps, but Think Mobile thinks its plans are still a better deal with 80GB full speed for $48.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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