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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Vocus Communications makes nbn easy option for partners

Telecommunications company, Vocus Communications, has launched a new product, adapted from the M2 product suite, marking the integration of the two companies.

Source: ARN

Vodafone releases Mobile Black Spot Programme schedule

Vodafone has released the rollout schedule for its 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria under the first round of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.

Source: ARN

Quickflix hoping to save AU$1m through redundancies, office closures

The streaming service is again cost cutting, announcing a 15 percent reduction in staff members, the closure of two offices, and a decrease in its executives' salaries.

Source: ZDNet Australia

nbn sets new CVC discount pricing model to encourage ‘enhanced broadband experience’

The nbn, which is building Australia’s broadband network, has announced a new tiered model for its wholesale Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) charge with a price as low as $11.50 depending on the average CVC bandwidth that industry provisions to all end users.

Source: iTWire

NBN pushes ahead with price cuts

NBN will push ahead with a discounting scheme for one of the major charges it levies on retail service providers (RSPs) that sell services over the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 4 April 2016

Optus Is Cutting 480 Jobs To Focus On 'Content'

Optus is making up to 480 jobs redundant across Australia in a move to streamline its business. “Sustainable growth” is the company’s buzzword for the cuts, but they come at a time when Vodafone and Telstra are pressuring their competitor and attracting customers away with competitive mobile plans.

Source: Gizmodo

Vodafone completes rollout of 4G across its network

Vodafone has completed rolling out 4G across its network the telco said today. All of the telco’s 850MHz spectrum has been re-farmed to help boost 4G coverage.

Source: Computerworld

Cause of Telstra’s mobile outages ‘common to all networks’, telco says

Telstra this morning defended the performance of its mobile network following outages in February and March.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra free data guy clocks up almost a terabyte of downloads

When Telstra offered its mobile customers unlimited data for two separate days this year as compensation for network outages, some customers took it as a challenge to download as much as they possibly could in one day.

Source: SMH

New NBN leaks reveal further delays

Two new documents have leaked from the NBNco, and they show just how far the network have fallen behind schedule.

Source: PC Authority

ACCC takes Sydney ISP to Federal Court

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started legal action against Sydney-based ISP SoleNet and its director James Harrison for alleged “unconscionable conduct” and “undue harassment” in selling telecommunications services.

Source: CRN

Telstra customers download almost 50pc more than first free data day

Telstra responds to customer complaints of slow download speeds after its free data day yesterday, which saw the most amount of data downloaded in 24-hours on the company's mobile network.

Source: ABC News

Telstra outage review: Increase capacity, traffic protection across network

Telstra's COO has said the ongoing review into its three mobile outages has yielded several plans to increase and augment its signalling capacity, improve traffic management, and better manage any issues.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra customers smash previous record for mobile data traffic

Telstra customers set a new record on 3 April​ by downloading 2686 terabytes of data using the telco’s mobile network.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra’s 3 April free data day: fast and slow, previous record busted

Telstra’s latest free data day saw initially fast download speeds, but as the day wore on, things got slower and slower, with downloaded data amounts breaking a new record.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 1 April 2016

James Cook Uni connects the Daintree rainforest to the NBN

Queensland’s James Cook University is just weeks away from connecting more than 600 sensors at its Daintree Rainforest Observatory to the NBN, giving researchers access to real-time data and video feeds from the forest.

Source: iTnews Australia

Hawaiki 30Tbps trans-pacific subsea cable commences construction

The privately owned and 'carrier neutral' high-capacity subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the US West Coast has commenced construction.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Don't Forget Telstra's Free Data Day This Sunday

As a way of saying sorry — again — for the massive network outage on 20 March, Telstra is offering free data to customers on 3 April.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Australian feds cannot tell senator if they have his metadata

The Australian Federal Police has refused to say whether politicians, political staffers, or journalists have had their metadata preserved or accessed in the past year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Singtel joins Telstra and SubPartners on 20Tbps Perth to Singapore subsea cable

The APX-West subsea cable connecting Perth to Singapore has been newly designed as a 20Tbps cable to be owned and operated by Telstra, Singtel, and SubPartners.

Source: ZDNet Australia