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Broadband News

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Vodafone Australia CTO Benoit Hanssen departing

The CTO responsible for Vodafone's push into regional network coverage is departing for a role at Hutchison.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Singtel and Ericsson implementing 450Mbps 4G indoor technology in 2017

Singtel and Ericsson have aggregated licensed and unlicensed spectrum to extend network coverage indoors to attain throughput speeds of up to 450Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

​Vodafone heads for New England with mobile blackspot rollout

Vodafone is adding a total of 26 new sites in the New England region, of which 18 will fall under the government's mobile blackspot program and the other eight will be of the company's own funding.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Investigator: The NBN nightmare

If there’s an experience more likely to turn to your preferred deity or superstition than getting an internet service cutover between different providers we’d like to know what is is. The experience of one reader, let’s call him Fred as he’d prefer to stay anonymous, is the stuff of nightmares.

Source: PC Authority

Broadband Advertising Is Too Vague, Says ACCC

Has a grinning olympian convinced you to upgrade to the NBN? Or maybe you’ve hooked up to “super fast high speed” internet. But do you most people actually know what they are buying when they sign up to an internet service provider deal?

Source: Gizmodo

Aussie regulator calls for greater broadband speed transparency

Australia's competition regulator and national consumer law champion, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is calling for consumers to be provided with better information about broadband speeds.

Source: ARN

Monday, 25 July 2016

Telstra's COO is leaving the telco after 12 years

Telstra's chief operations officer Kate McKenzie will retire from the telco after 12 years with the business and three years leading its network architecture and operations, IT, and field services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Rowland takes on Shadow Communications as Clare trades up

As part of a number of significant changes to its shadow ministry, Michelle Rowland will be a part of shadow cabinet as Labor's communications spokesperson.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN's Sky Muster II blasts into space in October

​Nbn’s second satellite, Sky Muster II, is set to blast into space on October 5.

Source: ARN

Optus Business inks multi-million dollar deal with QBE Australia

Telecommunications company, Optus Business, has signed a new, three year ICT services contract with global insurer, QBE Australia, that will see Optus deliver voice, mobile and data network services for the business.

Source: ARN

Telstra COO Kate McKenzie quits telco

Telstra's chief operations officer is leaving the job and retiring from Telstra in the same year the network has suffered a series of embarrassing and costly outages.

Source: SMH