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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

NBN upgrades transit network to 19.2Tbps per fibre link

The upgraded capacity on NBN's backbone fibre-optic transit network will initially be available in Sydney before being switched on across the nation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co doubles transit capacity in upgrade

NBN Co has announced a doubling of capacity on its 60,000km fibre network, after it delivered an update it expects will deliver broadband to more customers seeking more data.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co doubles transit network capacity

​The company building the national broadband network NBN Co has flicked the switch on a major upgrade to double bandwidth capacity along its 60,000km fibre optic backbone.

Source: ARN

Telstra restates its NBN fixed wireless speeds

Telstra has revealed a more conservative set of numbers for the speed of NBN fixed wireless services during the evening peak, six months after becoming the first telco to publish fixed wireless data.

Source: iTnews Australia

Regional Australia Bank turns to NBN fibre to connect branches

Regional Australia Bank will use NBN fibre at all 32 of its locations under a deal with Macquarie Telecom.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 24 September 2018

Encryption bill: Telstra, Optus focus on how they will be affected

Big telcos Telstra and Optus have focused on how the Federal Government's encryption bill would affect their businesses in their submissions made to the public consultation on the draft bill, rather than the wider ramifications of the legislation.

Source: iTWire

ABC sacks MD Michelle Guthrie halfway through term

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is sacked just two-and-a-half years into her five-year term, with chairman Justin Milne saying "her leadership style was not the style that we needed going forward".

Source: ABC News

The race to ruin the internet is upon us

Australia versus China versus Europe: It's a potent combination of ineptness and maliciousness, and the internet is about to change.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 21 September 2018

Anger as outages hit Optus customers across the country

Customers across eastern seaboard complain they can't make phone calls or access the internet on their mobiles as telco says it is working to fix the issues.

Source: SMH

ACMA seeks public input to telecoms industry infringement rules

The telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) wants to change the rules governing the industry to allow it to issue infringement notices for contraventions of the Service Migration Determination regulating consumer moves to the NBN.

Source: iTWire

New warning for telcos over handling of NBN complaints

The head of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says that the regulator has found evidence that telcos are not abiding by new complaints-handling rules.

Source: Computerworld

RSPs will have to tread with care as ACMA NBN rules now fully in place

The final rules devised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to improve the experience of consumers who move over to the national broadband network, and carrying penalties of up to $10 million for offenders, take effect from today.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co to simplify network and IT architecture

NBN Co has embarked on what could be a decade-long initiative to simplify its IT and network architecture and manage the build-up of “technical debt”.

Source: iTnews Australia