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Monday, 12 November 2018

Optus switches on new mobile tower in Bendigo region

Optus has switched on a new mobile tower at Jackass Flat in the Bendigo region to address a known black spot identified by the community.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co proposes to unmeter some Sky Muster traffic

NBN Co is proposing to offer Sky Muster satellite users a major concession by unmetering certain types of traffic including web browsing and software updates, as well as allowing services to burst above 25Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

New NBN satellite service to support ‘bursting’, some unmetered services

NBN Co is preparing to launch a family of new satellite services that will potentially support burst speeds in excess of the base 25 megabits per second download speed.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co boosts wholesale data allowances for satellite users

A week ahead of announcing its first-quarter results for fiscal 2019-20, the NBN Co has announced new plans for its wholesale satellite customers which will not count data used for email, Web browsing and critical software updates towards monthly data allowances.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 9 November 2018

Telstra CFO to resign for Tesla

Tesla has named Telstra's chief financial officer Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk.

Source: ARN

Optus half-year profits fall by a fifth due to NBN migration charges

Optus has seen a 20% fall in profits year-on-year for the first half of its 2018 fiscal year, with Australia's second biggest telco reporting $259 million in net profit for the period against $325 million for the first half a year ago.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Optus 4G availability tops 90 percent: OpenSignal

Telstra has the fastest 4G speeds, Optus has the highest 4G availability, and Vodafone has the lowest latency, according to OpenSignal's latest report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co faces FTTC skills squeeze

NBN Co is on track to complete the roll out of its network by June 2020 but the government-owned company is still dealing with a range of engineering challenges, according to its chief network deployment officer, Kathrine Dyer.

Source: Computerworld

How the NBN rollout avoided sacred sites

Providing NBN coverage across areas such as Alice Springs and Broome involved circumventing Indigenous sacred sites, the company's chief network deployment officer has described.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone's infrastructure boost to combat 'not great' iPhone launches

Vodafone Australia provisioned extra cloud infrastructure and set up new monitoring systems for Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max launch to avoid a repeat of last year when its sites fell over due to the load.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus to launch 5G across Canberra and Brisbane in January

Singtel's first-half FY19 financial results report said Optus would launch 5G first in Canberra and Brisbane at the start of next year, with Australia's remaining capital cities to follow by March 2019.

Source: ZDNet Australia