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Friday, 21 April 2017

Indigo subsea cable construction locked in with Alcatel contract

Alcatel Submarine Networks has entered a system supply agreement with the Indigo subsea cable consortium, ensuring the construction, supply, and operation of the cable is now binding.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Stan Is Now Streaming In 4K

Australia's own home-grown Netflix competitor Stan has a shiny new feather in its cap. A new Premium plan tier at $15 per month is Stan's foray into 4K video, with the entirety of Breaking Bad and new series like Wolf Creek available in crispy crispy Ultra HD the first to come in a continually expanding catalogue.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Victoria to fix mobile blackspots along rail lines

Victoria has announced it will fix mobile blackspots along the state's five busiest rail corridors in partnership with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

Source: iTWire

In-flight Wi-Fi takes off on Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia's in-flight Wi-Fi will use Optus' fleet of satellites and connectivity provider Gogo, with the three-month trial on one domestic aircraft providing customers with free access to the service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN cements DOCSIS 3.1 HFC commitment by joining CableLabs consortium

NBN has announced joining HFC technology standards group CableLabs in order to collaborate with global cable companies on bringing DOCSIS 3.1 and full duplex DOCSIS to market to enable gigabit speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Ballarat blasts NBN Co over claimed $13m repair bill

The City of Ballarat says it is still waiting for NBN Co and its contractors to fix 6500 instances of damage to council infrastructure caused by the rollout of the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos want to help consumers understand broadband performance

Telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance has put together an education package designed to help consumers understand Australia’s increasingly complex broadband landscape.

Source: Computerworld

NBN joins cable broadband R&D group

NBN announced this morning that it had been accepted as a member of CableLabs, an international R&D and standards body focused on cable networks.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

NBN: The Ultimate Guide to your current and future speeds

Wondering what kinds of speed you can expect from your connection now, and in the future? We break every part of the technology mix down.

Source: PC Authority