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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Telstra's Network Is Down Again, This Time In Victoria

Telstra is down for some enterprise and business customers in Victoria the day after announcing a $250 million investment in network improvements, making it the fourth time in as many months the telco has suffered problems.

Source: Gizmodo

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

Monday, 27 June 2016

Fifield clashes with Quigley and Windsor over Tamworth NBN

Australian Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has denied claims by former NBN CEO Mike Quigley and Independent candidate for New England Tony Windsor that the NBN was due in Tamworth in 2013.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet starts NBN HFC cable trials

Internet provider iiNet has primed its first two sites for trials of NBN's hybrid fibre-coaxial cable to see if it is up to standard prior to rolling out a commercial offering.

Source: iTnews Australia

What's New On Stan, Foxtel Anytime And Presto In July

From Mr Robot, to UnREAL and every episode of The Sopranos– here’s just a taste of what Presto, Stan and Foxtel Anytime are streaming for the month of July.

Source: Gizmodo

Lebara, Macquarie Telecom, Hello Mobile, Go Talk and Pivotel Prepaid Join Vodafone 4G

Over the next two weeks five more Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) — telcos who don’t own the network infrastructure — will join TPG Mobile and Kogan on the Vodafone 4G network.

Source: Gizmodo

Former NBN CEO joins Tony Windsor on campaign trail

NBN’s original CEO, Mike Quigley, has joined independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor, to spruik the potential benefits for regional Australia of returning to a fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network rollout.

Source: Computerworld

ISPs, rights holders wrangle over ongoing court oversight for website blocks

The degree of ongoing court oversight involved in the blocking of pirate websites was a central disagreement as Village Roadshow, Foxtel and a group of ISPs returned to Federal Court in Sydney on Friday.

Source: Computerworld

Friday, 24 June 2016

Aussie ISPs fight against rolling piracy site blocking

Australia’s biggest carriage service providers are pushing back against Foxtel and Roadshow’s efforts to implement a rolling injunction for piracy sites to stop them from reappearing under new domain names.

Source: iTnews Australia

Turnbull pledges $12m to mobile coverage for Central Coast trains

The Turnbull government this morning promised to spend $12 million improving mobile phone coverage for train commuters between Sydney and Newcastle if it wins next weekend’s election.

Source: iTnews Australia

Your election guide to the NBN

With one week left before the federal election, we've provided a guide for which candidates support fibre to the premises and which are opting for a multi-technology mix for Australia's National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Genesis: let there be gigabit backhaul speeds and 400Mbps access broadband over copper

In the beginning there were acoustic couplers, and then 300bps modems, but fast forward to 2016, and Genesis Technical Systems has achieved incredibly fast speeds over copper.

Source: iTWire

NBN – it's like a 150-year-old train wreck

Australia has already lived through a communications mix-and-match disaster.  We're doing it all over again.

Source: iTWire