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Thursday, 9/7/2015


Telstra to pump another $500 million into mobile network

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has used a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event to announce a boost to the telco’s spending on its mobile network.

Source: Computerworld


Telstra to spend $5 billion in mobile war with Optus

Telstra is ramping up the amount it spends on phone and internet networks spending $5 billion in the three years to June 2017 to fend off competition from key rivals like Singtel-Optus.

Source: SMH


Partnership sealed to build new trans-Pacific cable

New Zealand cable company Hawaiki Cable and SIL Long Term Holdings, the investment vehicle of Sir Eion Edgar, have signed an agreement to build the Hawaiki submarine cable system.

Source: iTWire


Trust us: Telcos told they can't verify journalist metadata warrants

Australian telecommunications companies will have to accept, at face value, that government agencies have obtained a warrant to access the metadata of a journalist.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Wednesday, 8/7/2015


Vodafone's core upgrade to aid network expansion

Vodafone Australia's core network upgrade will help the company with its plans to grow the 4G mobile network over the next 18 months, according to CTO Benoit Hanssen.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Perth asks ISPs to set up public transport wi-fi for free

Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority is pushing ahead with plans to install free public wi-fi across the city’s trains, buses and ferries despite having no money to pay for the initiative.

Source: iTnews Australia


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


Friday, 3/7/2015


Optus rolls over, offers data rollover on pre-paid

Earlier this year Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile rolled over and offered data rollover, which it advertises heavily, and now Optus has finally done the same too.

Source: iTWire


'Rare' Telstra lattice tower beats heritage listing

Telstra must wait until the end of July to learn if it can demolish a 1960s lattice telecommunications tower in Melbourne’s suburbs after a council bid to heritage-list the “rare” structure was rejected.

Source: iTnews Australia


Thursday, 2/7/2015


​Telstra Health brings 24-hour medical care with ReadyCare

Australian doctors are now a phone or video call away with the launch of Telstra Health's ReadyCare telemedicine service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

 

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