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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Vodafone extending 4G mobile coverage across Tasmania

Vodafone will switch on six new towers across Launceston by the end of the year for a total of 428 square kilometres of extra mobile coverage in Tasmania.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus switches on gigabit-speed 4.5G network in Sydney

Optus will roll out its 4.5G network across Australia during 2017, with Macquarie Park in Sydney the first location to gain access to the 1.03Gbps-capable network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus records stellar financials following 2016 acquisitions

After completing multiple acquisitions of M2 Group, Amcom and Nextgen Networks, telecommunications conglomerate, Vocus Group (ASX:VOC), has recorded "thriving half yearly figures", with a revenue up 403 per cent and more than doubling its profit of $47 million.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Telstra enterprise outage caused by faulty hardware

Services for enterprise customers in NSW have been restored by Telstra, with the outage attributed to a faulty piece of hardware.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Kacific to provide 100Mbps satellite broadband to remote APAC

Beating NBN's 25Mbps service, the Kacific-1 satellite will provide satellite broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps upon launch in 2019 to more than 20 countries in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Hills hurt by 'delivery issues' on Ericsson NBN deal

Hills is working with Ericsson to remediate “delivery related issues” that are raising its costs to connect fixed wireless and Sky Muster users to the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 20 February 2017

NBN Co reveals reverse power draw for FTTdp

NBN Co expects users of its forthcoming fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) footprint to supply between 6W and 14W of energy to power their services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Is The Number One Mobile Provider In Sydney (But Only In Sydney)

Telstra dominates the market as Australia's mobile phone service provider of choice both nationally, and in in capital cities throughout the country - with Optus nipping at its heels and Vodafone strolling in at third.

Source: Gizmodo

Aussie IT professionals refute high-speed NBN claims

An Australian IT industry body has questioned the critical infrastructure of the National Broadband Network (NBN), refuting claims that demand for high-speed broadband is low.

Source: ARN