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Monday, 16 July 2018

NBN Co sale may not have expected effect, says TransACT architect

The privatisation of NBN Co sometime in the future may well end up creating a similar situation like that in the 1990s, when the introduction of new players like Optus and the privatisation of Telstra did not bring about the level of investment needed to keep Australia's infrastructure in pace with growing digital needs, especially in regional areas, a network expert says.

Source: iTWire

NBN speed standards emerge at top tiers

NBN Co’s retail service providers are starting to standardise their typical evening peak speeds at 46Mbps on the NBN50 tier and 80Mbps on the NBN100 tier.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 13 July 2018

Best to sell NBN Co only a decade after rollout ends: expert

The best option for NBN Co after 2022 — when the network rollout is completed — would be for the government to retain it for at least 10 years as that would bring it the most benefit from its investment, a network expert says.

Source: iTWire

'Lousy' NBN prompts community to crowdfund their own internet

Residents in a leafy town just 150 kilometres from Australia's largest city say they feel so let down by internet services, they've begun crowdfunding to build their own broadband.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate stream.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra kicks off LTE-B deployment with AFL app and Samsung devices

Only two devices and a single app are available at the moment to use technology the telco hopes will ease the load on its network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG joins Telstra in showing NBN fixed wireless speeds

TPG is the second major retail service provider to start breaking out “typical” evening peak speeds experienced by NBN fixed wireless users.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN fuels jobs growth for Australian esports industry

Australia's competitive gaming industry is experiencing a surge of growth due to the high speeds of the NBN, providing opportunities for players and others involved in esports.

Source: ABC News