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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Slow NBN will put the brakes on business

Back in the early 1990s, Linux kernel developer Vojtěch Pavlík and his long-time friend Martin Mareš, both resident in the old Czechoslovakia, developed a web search engine for Central and Eastern Europe.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Telstra to pour $250m into fixing network

Telstra will spend $250 million to address problems with its struggling network following an ongoing series of outages that have plagued Australia's biggest telco since the start of the year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra invests $250 million to ease network concerns

Telstra has moved to ease concerns raised by ongoing outages on its mobile and broadband networks by investing $250 million over the next year.

Source: SMH

NBN Co's chief architect quits

NBN Co's chief architect Tony Cross will leave the network builder on Friday after more than six years leading the organisation's network architecture operations.

Source: iTnews Australia

MyNetFone exec blasts politicians for ignoring ‘inadequacies’ of NBN

Telecommunications and network provider MNF Group — owner of telco MyNetFone – has criticised both major political parties for not addressing the “inadequacies” of the NBN’s commercial model during the election.

Source: iTWire

Vocus to buy Nextgen for $807 million

Vocus Communications is set to buy fibre network owner Nextgen in a deal worth $807 million.  

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Australia set for three more years of buffering

And so, it all seems to be over, at least as far as the NBN is concerned. A tsunami called Brexit has more or less ensured that Malcolm Turnbull will continue as Australia's prime minister after 2 July. And with him, of course, comes that mongrel multi-technology mix NBN.

Source: iTWire

Optus to cut jobs as it considers outsourcing options

Optus is considering job cuts for next year as it looks at outsourcing human resources and back-office financial and accounting functions.

Source: iTWire