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Wednesday, 10/2/2016

NBN to finally give its PoI network redundancy

NBN will address long-held concerns over the resiliency of its 121 points of interconnect by introducing a redundancy capability in 2017.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 9/2/2016

Telstra outage: 'Embarrassing human error' to blame

Today's Telstra outage occurred due to human error in handling a mobile node going down, the COO has disclosed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra giving away data to mobile customers due to outage

Telstra is giving all its customers free mobile data all day Sunday following a mass outage that impacted 3G and 4G services across the country.

Source: CRN

Telstra confirms mass outage for Australian mobile users

Telstra mobile customers are experiencing a mass outage in multiple states, affecting phone calls and data usage, as well as SMS and online warning alerts for residents in a bushfire zone in Western Australia.

Source: ABC News

Major Telstra mobile outage hits nationwide, with calls and data affected

A widespread interruption to Telstra mobile service is being felt across the country, with thousands taking to social media to complain that calls are unavailable, as well as 2G, 3G and 4G data.

Source: SMH

TPG international cable system out for a month

Australia’s number two broadband provider TPG has suffered a major outage of its international cable that connects Australia to the outside world. What’s more, the outage is not expected to be repaired for at least a month, with 7 March the estimated fix date.

Source: iTWire

The NBN Is Making Australia's Country Towns More Appealing

Kiama (NSW), Ballarat (VIC), Toowoomba (QLD), St Helens (TAS), Victor Harbour (SA), Mandurah (WA) and Howard Springs (NT) are highlighted as potential boom towns for the latest lifestyle movement, identified in research from a report commissioned by NBN.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 8/2/2016

Optus is most complained-about telco

Optus has recorded more new complaints per user in the last quarter than either Telstra or Vodafone.

Source: CRN

Telcos line up with ACCC against Telstra

Three more telcos have been added as respondents to Telstra’s legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Source: Computerworld

TPG submarine cable outage expected to last a month

A fibre fault in the Sydney-Guam submarine cable will persist until March, according to TPG, with the Southern Cross Cable and Australian-Japan Cable system to be used as substitutes.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCAN wants reduction on NBN pricing

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns about the affordability of nbn services in the wake of Friday’s announcement by the broadband network of its financial results for the six months to the end of last December.

Source: iTWire

Ovum ‘encouraged’ by NBN progress

Research analyst firm Ovum says the growth in the number of  ‘premises ready for service’ from the nbn is encouraging, with figures released by NBN Co on Friday showing the number of premises has more than doubled in 2015 to 1.67 million, with growth accelerating in 2H15.

Source: iTWire

Regional spectrum will help enhance 4G services: Telstra

Telstra says the 57 blocks of spectrum covering 12 regions across Australia it secured at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) auction last week will be used to enhance the delivery of 4G mobile services.

Source: iTWire

Australian PPC-1 cable cut, out of action until March

The PPC-1 Australian submarine cable running between Sydney and the United States island territory of Guam has been fully severed, with the repair estimated to take around a month to complete.

Source: iTnews Australia