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Broadband News

Friday, 22 February 2019

Second NBN supplier scoped for sham contracting class action

A second major telecommunications technical services supplier is being painted up for a class action on behalf of staff who were allegedly dudded on pay and conditions by deliberately classifying them as contractors when they were legally employees.

Source: iTnews Australia

Casa Systems to acquire NBN supplier NetComm

Massachusetts-headquartered Casa Systems is seeking to acquire ASX-listed NetComm Wireless.

Source: Computerworld

Law firm investigates telco technical services provider

Shine Lawyers has launched an investigation of a possible class action on behalf of telecommunication technicians against technical services contracting company BSA Limited.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 21 February 2019

5G needed to ease 4G LTE congestion: OpenSignal

OpenSignal has compared average speeds and fastest hour speeds on 4G LTE networks globally, with Australia pulling in fifth and seventh rankings, respectively.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra says it has first dibs with Samsung S10 5G

Both Telstra and Optus have announced they will be providing their customers with the new Samsung Galaxy models released overnight, with Telstra claiming to have struck an exclusive deal with the South Korean phone-maker that would ensure its customers get their hands on the 5G device first.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

NBN Co faces calls to endorse good quality modems

NBN Co is facing calls to endorse modems that work best on its network after internal tests uncovered some retail service provider-supplied devices that weren’t performing to specifications.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN flags frozen HFC connections thawing over the coming months

Cable premises still ring-fenced by NBN due to its HFC pause, which will be released to market in the next four months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co plans four-month HFC blitz

NBN Co is planning to release just shy of 200,000 HFC premises a month from April to June this year, purging a great deal of the footprint that is currently listed as unserviceable.

Source: iTnews Australia

AI firm claims its software will help ISPs reduce NBN CVC use

Australian AI firm Canopus Networks claims to have developed new technology to change the way in which network operators and ISPs classify Internet traffic leading to a reduction in costs and a better user experience.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co eyes new ways to fend off mobile challenge in apartment blocks

NBN Co executives say they are examining ways to address challenges faced by short-term renters, including potentially introducing an arrangement for broadband services similar to that offered by utilities for electricity.

Source: Computerworld