The ACCC has decided to block the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Whene large companies in markets where ownership is concentrated want to merge, the ACCC looks into whether there's public benefit in either approving or refusing the deal. The ACCC has deemed that the proposed deal has the potential to stifle competition in the long term. Will this make a difference to consumers?
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Vodafone just boosted its 4G mobile network in NSW by converting the 2100MHz spectrum (which currently used by 3G devices) for use in the 4G network. The upshot of this is that more than two million additional Aussies now have access to Vodafone's mobile network. If you've been stuck in a Telstra-only land, now is a good time to make the switch. Here's how much money you can save.
The ACCC's annual report into the telecommunications market makes for some fascinating reading and challenges many of the "truths" we sometimes hear. Much of what the ACCC reports is very positive: the costs of plans are decreasing with data and call allowances increasing at the same time. And while there are some who say a fixed cable internet infrastructure isn't needed in the wireless age, the data suggests something else entirely.
With Optus and Telstra in the throes of rolling out their 5G networks, and a bunch of new handsets about to hit the market supporting the new comms standard, is it a good time to jump in and be an early adopter? Or is the new tech overhyped and not worth the premium price it currently attracts? Let's look at the pros and cons of being a 5G early adopter.
The "budget" iPhone XR is finally available to buy in Australia! In addition to buying outright from Apple, the device is available on a range of telco plans from Australia's leading telcos. Here are all the iPhone XR plans from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus.
The merger of TPG and Vodafone is all about creating a competitor big enough to grab market share from the two market leaders, Telstra and Optus. The $15 billion company will face up against $51 billion at Telstra. Here's how the two companies compare.
Vodafone Australia and TPG have ended a week of speculation by confirming plans to merge into a $15 billion company. The combined company reckons it will be powerful enough to take on the twin Goliaths of Telstra and Optus - but the numbers tell a different story when it comes to broadband.
Virgin Mobile is not long for this world. Over the next two years, parent company Optus will be phasing out the brand and is likely to move all customers to its own network. So why stick around?
Here are the best equivalent plans from Virgin Mobile's rivals - many of which boast better data allowances and pricing. Make the switch now.