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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

iiNet email, voice calls down throughout Australia

Customers of TPG-owned internet service provider iiNet have been unable to access email and voice calls since this morning following a nationwide disruption.

Source: iTnews Australia

UNE, AARNet gigabit fibre link to Taree goes live

The University of New England has switched on a new AARNet gigabit fibre connection between its main Armidale campus and its study centre in Taree, NSW.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet reports nationwide outage for email, voice, contact centre

iiNet's email, voice, and contact centres are experiencing an outage across Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Music industry happy with less stringent website blocking in pirate fight

A group of music labels and licensing organisation APRA AMCOS are seeking a more limited form of website blocking than Foxtel and Village Roadshow in their efforts to curb piracy.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

NBN satellite receives 3,000 orders for service

Just under three weeks since beginning to offer services, around 3,000 people have ordered services across NBN's long-term satellite solution.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Nokia Bell Labs: ‘world-first’ 10Gbps symmetrical data speeds over DOCSIS 3.1 cable

Nokia Bell Labs’ XG-CABLE proof-of-concept has demonstrated the feasibility of 10 Gbps Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 laid out by CableLabs on traditional HFC cable - do you feel the need for speed?

Source: iTWire

Business confidence in Telstra eroding through repeated outages

The year 2016 has brutally claimed many scalps. It's also the year Telstra's credibility as a stable network provider powering the largest Australian network died.

Source: iTWire

Macquarie 4G upgrade offer to mobile customers

Macquarie Telecom is upgrading all of its mobile phone customers to 4G if they already use Telstra’s mobile network.

Source: iTWire

IoT: Vodafone partners with Huawei for narrowband trials

Vodafone has carried out wireless network trials using the emerging Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) standard.

Source: Computerworld

How's the NBN rollout going in your electorate? Search the full data

After well-publicised cost blowouts and delays, the NBN will be offering significantly faster internet speeds across Australia by 2020. How's the rollout going in your patch?

Source: ABC News

Monday, 16 May 2016

Vodafone hops on election backwagon for mobile blackspot campaign

People living in remote areas should persuade their federal candidates of the need for more mobile blackspot funding, according to Vodafone.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telcos continue to help consumers with financial hardship problems: ACMA

Communications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says telcos are continuing to deal with consumers experiencing financial hardship in a way that remains largely compliant with their obligations under the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code.       

Source: iTWire

Optus opening 126 small business specialist stores, SMB call centre

Optus is kicking off an SMB support campaign through the introduction of more than 100 specialist stores, a call centre, and improved support services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 13 May 2016

Telstra customers lose NBN services in NSW

Telstra customers lost access to their NBN services in NSW this afternoon in another network problem for the country's biggest telco.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra DNS outage causes customer grief

Telstra suffered a nationwide network outage last night, as two of its internet domain name servers ceased to respond to queries from thousands of customer systems.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Foxtel ratings win crown in Season 6 Game of Thrones premiere

The final numbers are in for the GoT Season 6 premiere viewership, and they’ve definitively topped over 1.2 million viewers - numbers fit for a king!

Source: iTWire

Profits up, but Optus revenues hit by ACCC call fee changes

Optus has suffered a drop in revenue after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission changed mobile call fees, but the company says the impact on profitability has been ‘minimal”.

Source: iTWire

Optus sees revenue and profit lift

​Telco, ​Optus​ has reported operating revenue increased four per cent to $9.12 billion, EBITDA grew six per cent to $2.77 billion and annual net profit rose seven per cent to $901 million for the full financial year ending March 31.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NBN suspends Tasmania west coast rollout as region lobbies for fibre over satellite

The NBN has called a halt to the rollout of its service to Tasmania's west coast until it has clarity on exactly what service it is being asked to roll out.

Source: ABC News

Monday, 9 May 2016

Telstra building more fibre, subsea cables across Asia-Pacific

Telstra has announced four new projects for improving its subsea cable system in Asia, including a Taiwan-Hong Kong fibre route and a fibre ring in South Korea.

Source: ZDNet Australia