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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kogan Mobile goes 4G ahead of schedule, includes Visual Voicemail

If you live in an area where Vodafone offers 4G, and you’re a Kogan Mobile customer, 4G has just gone live nicely ahead of schedule, with new plans up to 11GB (with time limited bonus to 12GB).

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

NBN 'five movies' speed promise is optimistic at best

On ABC's Q&A this week Christopher Pyne said the Coalition's multi-technology NBN, with its remit to provide access to download speeds of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) to all Australians, was fast enough for households to watch five movies simultaneously.

Source: SMH

Optus 'secretly' cuts user's broadband speed as calls for performance monitoring grow

Guy Ward's excitement about an Optus broadband and phone bundle upgrade for $5 more each month quickly dissipated when he noticed his internet speed had slowed.

Source: SMH

NBN leaks claim scalps

The nbn co has stood down two members of its staff alleged to have leaked information to the Labor Party. It has declined to name the two employees or comment further.

Source: iTWire

Tassie plagued by Internet, phone problems: Digital Tasmania

Tasmanian consumer action group, Digital Tasmania, says widespread issues with Internet usage including persistent slowdowns and complete service outages have hit the state in recent days and it has called on Internet providers to improve their technical performance and customer standards.

Source: iTWire

85 percent of voters support the NBN

Likely Labor voters both support and oppose the project in the higher numbers, while proportionally, Liberal voters give the NBN the highest level of support.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Telstra customers forced to reset modems after NBN, ADSL outage

Some customers are being told to reset their modems in order to access NBN and ADSL services after Telstra's Friday outage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Basslink defers cable service date again

Basslink has been forced to push back the return to service date for its subsea Bass Strait electricity and data cable for a second time as bad weather impedes repair efforts.

Source: iTnews Australia

‘Absolutely not’: No regrets ditching NBN FTTP rollout, says Pyne

The government’s industry, innovation and science minister says the Coalition does not regret the decision to ditch the fibre to the premises (FTTP) blueprint for the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld