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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Software fault caused Telstra mobile outage

Telstra has yet to determine the root cause of the software fault that resulted in a nationwide mobile outage on Monday, but said it is investigating this with its technology vendors.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Software fault triggered Telstra mobile network outage

The calamitous collapse of Telstra's mobile network on Monday was triggered by a software fault which led to multiple elements across the network failing, the company said on Tuesday, offering an apology for the disruptions suffered by its customers.

Source: iTWire

NBN announces business satellite service for 2019

The NBN Business Satellite Service will make use of existing Sky Muster spectrum and infrastructure, with trials to take place at the end of this year ahead of service launch in the first half of 2019.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co to chase mining sector with business satellite

NBN Co is set to target its forthcoming “business-grade satellite service” at the remote operations of Australia’s resources sector as well as farmers in the first instance.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co details 2019 business satellite service launch

NBN Co has revealed the details of its new wholesale business-grade satellite service for remote and rural Australia to be launched in the first half of 2019.

Source: ARN

Monday, 21 May 2018

Telstra says service 'back to normal levels', but no word on why it happened

The national Telstra outage that affected 3G and 4G voice and data services this morning and afternoon appears to be over, but we're still waiting for an explanation.

Source: iTWire

Telstra's 3G and 4G networks 'continue to be progressively restored nationally'

Telstra's latest outrageous outage on its 3G and 4G networks is being fixed, and while the "root cause" is yet to be determined, the reason why can't be unlimited.

Source: iTWire

Optus pitches benefits of new broadband offerings

Australia’s second biggest telco Optus is tempting customers with a promise of fast speeds, more entertainment options and $10 off their monthly bill with the launch of its new suite of fixed broadband plans.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone launches 4.9G on Huawei in Sydney’s West, more sites to come

Vodafone's first FDD Massive MIMO trial site has gone live in Parramatta, the first of five sites across Australia to act as trial locations for 4.9G, with Sydney's Chinatown and Haymarket to follow, and it's using Huawei technology to make it happen. 

Source: iTWire

Telstra grappling with another mobile outage, says triple-0 service not affected

Telstra says sorry to angry customers as it is hit with another outage to its mobile phone network, with reports of problems in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and other population hubs.

Source: ABC News

Vodafone starts deploying its first massive MIMO sites

Vodafone is rolling out the first three massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) sites on its mobile network in Sydney.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus hires Kevin Russell as new chief

Vocus has secured the services of long-time retail telecommunications executive Kevin Russell as its new CEO following Geoff Horth’s exit in February.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 18 May 2018

ACMA opens consultation on 5G spectrum auction

The ACMA is seeking feedback on its upcoming 5G spectrum auction in Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus and Telstra battle in court over 'unlimited' mobile ads

Optus argued in court that consumers could assume Telstra's 'unlimited' mobile network ads refer to unlimited network coverage and unthrottled data speeds; Telstra argued the industry is 'awash' with unlimited advertising.

Source: ZDNet Australia