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Wednesday, 8/7/2015


Major Vodafone network upgrade goes live

Vodafone has switched traffic from its 4G data customers over to its new core Ericsson-based network ahead of the rollout of voice over LTE (VoLTE) services later this year.

Source: iTnews Australia


Defence extends Optus satellite contract until 2020

The Department of Defence has extended until 2020 its managed satellite services agreement with Optus.

Source: Computerworld


Vodafone switches 4G data to new core network

Vodafone's new Ericsson-designed network is now being used for all 4G data by the telco's customers.

Source: Computerworld


Tuesday, 7/7/2015


Rural dwellers employ elaborate setups for internet

Rural residents are spending thousands of dollars on aerials and repeaters while paying large amounts of money for internet plans with small usage allowances, despite the NBN rollout and the government's efforts to address mobile blackspots.

Source: iTnews Australia


Hardware failure hits iiNet broadband and 3G data

An unspecified hardware failure created disruption for iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales and affected its 3G mobile data services nationwide throughout yesterday.

Source: iTnews Australia


Monday, 6/7/2015


Were OZ ISPs naive to not expect massive Netflix traffic?

A report quotes iiNet CEO saying no-one anticipated the massive data growth caused by Netflix, but is this credible?

Source: iTWire


Warrnambool fire plan sees Telstra cut carbon emissions

Telstra has implemented all recommendations from a report into a fire that took out the company's Warrnambool exchange in 2012.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Optus rejigs unlimited home broadband bundles - raises prices?

Back in February, Optus dropped its unlimited broadband bundles to $90 per month, but its new July unlimited broadband bundles cost $95 or $115.

Source: iTWire


Telstra takes Warrnambool fire lessons to more sites

Telstra has applied its $10 million effort to restore its Warrnambool exchange after a 2012 fire to address power, back-up and safety issues more widely across its Australian network.

Source: iTnews Australia


iiNet is 'over the hump' of Netflix slowdowns

iiNet is now “over the hump” of the capacity issues it faced with the introduction of Netflix, with further network improvements to fix remaining issues to be rolled out over the next two months, according to chief technical officer Mark Dioguardi.

Source: iTnews Australia


Optus discounts unlimited Internet bundles, available from $95 a month

Competition from broadband newcomer Foxtel has prompted Optus to discount its unlimited Internet bundles.

Source: ARN