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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Vodafone handed govt back money for missed jobs target

Vodafone was forced to hand back $330,433 from a $4 million grant by the federal government after failing to deliver 700 new positions to its Hobart call centre.

Source: iTnews Australia

Indigo to build Perth-Singapore cable 'ahead of schedule'

Construction of the Indigo consortium’s Perth-Singapore subsea cable project will begin “ahead of schedule”, in a sign of intensifying competition to secure custom on the west coast transmission route.

Source: iTnews Australia

Is NBN Co planning to drop HFC from rollout plans?

Is the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, planning to drop HFC altogether from its multi-technology mix that it adopted after 2013 for the network?

Source: iTWire

Pacific islands sign on for NEXT subsea cable

Southern Cross Cables has announced signing on Fintel in Fiji, Teletok in Tokelau, and BwebwerikiNET in Kiribati to its 60Tbps NEXT subsea cable system between Australia, New Zealand, and the US.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 22 January 2018

Vodafone's lower nbn prices mean new battles now to win consumers

Price wars: a new hope for lower nbn prices, striking back against an empire of expensive telcos to ensure a return of the happy customer - can Vodafone's lower prices awaken consumer interest?

Source: iTWire

Vocus bumps capacity on domestic links ahead of ASC debut

Vocus is upgrading its domestic network infrastructure ahead of the completion of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).

Source: Computerworld

Vocus claims early customer demand for Australia-Singapore Cable

Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus is currently upgrading core domestic infrastructure to support what it says is the early customer demand for the Australia Singapore Cable, as the project draws closer to being ready for service.

Source: iTWire

Vocus updating networks ahead of ASC

Vocus is adding 8TBps of capacity to its domestic core networks between Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth ahead of the Australia-Singapore Cable being ready for service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra invests in US-HK subsea route

Telstra has invested in two new subsea cable systems connecting the US west coast with Hong Kong.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra backs two more subsea cables

Telstra will support two new subsea cables being built to connect Hong Kong with the West Coast of the US, in addition to supporting the Indigo submarine cable system announced last year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 19 January 2018

NBN speeds: Mitch Fifield lives in another universe

The old argument over what came first — the chicken or the egg — has been regurgitated in a somewhat different way by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. Only his arguments revolve around speed and the cost of NBN subscriptions.

Source: iTWire

NBN retailers show signs of competing on quality

Retail service providers are starting to show considerable variances in the minimum peak performance of NBN services, with ranges of up to 18Mbps now being reported.

Source: iTnews Australia