Australia/NZ SM

Australia/NZ SM

canbarratimes.com.au    Make smart meters compulsory to bring bills down: new report.    Smart meters should be rolled out across the country by 2023 a new report has said, and its author has called for the ACT to play a leadership role in the push.    Smart electricity meters are only installed in about 30 per cent of Australian households, a figure that is labelled “embarrassing” by managing director of Canberra-based consulting group Delos Delta, Brook Dixon…….  Pub 15 Oct 2018 Added 15 Oct 2018

stuff.co.nz – Smart meter failures see customers hit with big bills. Chris Hutching. Electricity Authority chief executive James Stevenson-Wallace says consumers who believe they have been incorrectly billed due to faulty meters must contact their provider in the first instance. There have been a spate of complaints recently about massive hikes to electricity bills from faulty meters.  A more common complaint is meters failing to give actual power usage readings. Pub 13 Oct 2018 Added 13 Oct 2018

The Australian   Energy retailers to offer compensation for smart meter delays. Major energy retailers have signed separate “code of conduct” agreements with the South Australian government to compensate customers for delays installing “smart meters” ahead of new national rules proposed to start from ­January. Pub 18 Sept 2018 Added 19 Sept 2018

theaustralian.com.au  Hefty fines prop0osed for slow ‘smart meter’ installations. The Australian Energy Market Commission, which sets the nat­ional energy market rules, has released a draft determination on a rule change request made in March by Josh Frydenberg to ensure electricity “smart meters” are installed within six business days. Pub Sept 13 2018 Added 13 Sept 2018

cnbc.com  Huawei lashes out at Australia’s ‘politically motivated’ ban on 5G products. Huawei and ZTE were blocked from rolling out 5G technology in Australia over national security concerns.
Pub 23 Aug 2018 Added 24 Aug 2018

lightreading.com   Australia could open 5G door to Huawei. To ban or not to ban. That is the question facing the Australian government as it ponders Huawei’s role in 5G. (See Huawei Faces Security Backlash in Australia.)
Pub 16 Aug 2018 Added 17 Aug 2018

ZDnet.com Spark NZ announces 5G rollout. Spark is planning to launch a 5G innovation lab in Q4 while it densifies its mobile network ahead of spectrum availability, eyeing live services by 2020 through annual capex spend of up to NZ$140 million. Pub 9 Aug 2018 Added 9 Aug 2018

The Australian – Empty New Homes waiting for smart electricity meters. A bureaucratic bungle over new electricity “smart meters” has caused problems for builders who’ve been unable to get completed homes connected to the power grid for up to 16 weeks. Pub 6 Aug 2018 Added 6 Aug 2018