M2 Group, the parent company of Dodo and iPrimus, has made a multi-billion dollar offer to acquire iiNet just one month after TPG announced its intentions to buy out the ISP.
Dodo has been called out by the Australian Media and Communications Authority for failing to properly notify its customers about broadband data usage.
iiNet has spent less than a month under new owners TPG, but there are signs of change beyond the nixing of Fetch TV. As high profile execs depart, TPG says call centre staff will stay but other roles are under review.
iiNet is getting its house into order under new owners TPG, quietly pulling hardware and content service Fetch TV from its website.
TPG has won the support of iiNet shareholders in its bid to buy the company, meaning the service provider just has to clear regulatory approval before becoming Australia's second-largest ISP.
A new Vodafone-commissioned report has found Australians are paying a "substantial price premium" for Telstra's services, amounting to $20 per month for fixed-line services and $9 per month for mobile.
The Australian competition watchdog has warned that TPG's proposed acquisition of rival ISP iiNet could lead to higher prices, less competition and a sliding standard of customer service.
TPG has upped the ante in its bid to acquire iiNet, outdoing rival ISP M2 Group and securing iiNet's support for an August takeover -- but iiNet says it will still be "business as usual".
iiNet and Dodo have confirmed they will not appeal a ruling to hand over pirates' details to Dallas Buyers Club, as the rights holders further their legal battle overseas, asking pirates to set a price for damages.
The communications consumer advocacy group names Vodafone and a number of MVNOs as providers who have failed to comply with the January 1 deadline for free 1800 calls from mobiles.