Broadband News - Page 7
Monday, 18th August 2014
Feisty fish may like to have a little nibble, but real damage is more mundane.
From the city to the bush more and more Australians are going online and they are using the Internet more frequently. Smart phones have helped.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australian taxpayers will not have to pay for Telstra's copper to get NBN into their homes. It may be a little early to celebrate.
Friday, 15th August 2014
Foxtel's streaming movie service Presto will drop in price from AU$19.99 to AU$9.99 from Sunday.
Mobile internet uptake is closing the gap between overall internet usage rates between Australia's regional and metropolitan populations, according to new research by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Telstra shares closed at $5.56 yesterday, on the back of solid financial results and a positive outlook. They were last that high in 2002.
Thursday, 14th August 2014
Telstra will look to grow its already massive mobile customer base through adding devices, rather than individuals.
Singtel's Australian operation has reported a jump in profit to $AU597 million for the quarter to June 30, as revenue continued on its downward trajectory.
Australia's largest telco Telstra today reported a 14.6 percent jump in net profit to $4.3 billion and an increase of 937,000 mobile customers, which pushed its total mobile base to 16 million for the full year to June 30.
Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra is not concerned about proposed legislation which would require communications providers to store user metadata for up to two years, the telco's chief executive said today.
The federal government has issued a formal response to the set of recommendations contained in in the interim report of the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.
Telstra has beaten expectations, with its full-year profit surging almost 15 per cent to $4.3 billion.
Internet connectivity issues this week which saw many sites become unreachable were caused by a sudden spike in announcements of traffic routes between networks, which in turn pushed core routers over their default limits.
Wednesday, 13th August 2014
Several thousand customers of Australian internet service provider Exetel received emails on Monday advising them their service had been rejected after a coding error resulted in faulty notices being sent out.
Nine former NBN Co board members and ex-CEO Mike Quigley have dismissed a Government-commissioned report by KordaMentha into corporate governance at NBN Co, which found the previous board "lacked the right mix of skills".
Once a nation has universal fibre to the premises internet access, the question becomes, what's next?
iiNet announced a partnership with Bulletin to provide Bulletin Messenger to its home, small office, medium business, corporate and government customers.
Amcom Telecommunications’ profit amounted to $22.4 million in fiscal 2014 an eight per cent increase over the previous financial year.
Tuesday, 12th August 2014
Smart parking, lighting and waste management could soon be coming to Canberra, according to the ACT government official leading the city’s digital city initiative.
It will be up to retailers to ensure they aren't misleading customers on FttN speeds, with NBN Co planning to offer retailers speed testing tools for premises connected via fibre to the node.
Total Users: 6,080
Tests Run: 31,448,371