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Friday, 7 April 2017

NBN cable rollout delayed as HFC 'false activations' leave homes offline for months

Ongoing NBN installation faults have delayed the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) rollout, while red tape has left hundreds of homes in broadband limbo for months – with relief finally on the way following Fairfax Media investigations.

Source: SMH

Qantas kicks off commercial in-flight Wi-Fi with speeds of around 7Mbps

Tests during Qantas' first on-board Wi-Fi flight have seen speeds of around 7.24Mbps download and 0.61Mbps upload on the day of its commercial launch across domestic flights in beta mode.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC to expose internet companies that lie about broadband speeds

The Federal Government announces it will spend $7 million to monitor NBN broadband speeds across the country.

Source: ABC News

Australia launches NBN speed monitoring program

Up to 4000 households will be invited to participate in a national broadband network (NBN) monitoring program from next month, to show consumers what speeds telcos are really providing during peak and off-peak hours.

Source: SMH

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Superloop acquires subsea cable company SubPartners

Superloop has acquired submarine cable construction company SubPartners for approximately $2.5 million following its announcement of the new Indigo subsea cable being built with Google, Telstra, Singtel, and others.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ADSL connections begin to decline in Australia

Australians managed to download 2.6 exabytes — 2.6 million terabytes — in the last three months of 2016, new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal.

Source: Computerworld

Google, Telstra back new subsea cable system

The APX West and Central cable system has a new name — INDIGO — a number of new backers, with a consortium comprising AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Optus parent company Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra announcing today that they had struck a deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to build the subsea cable.

Source: Computerworld

Superloop buys SubPartners in capacity push

Superloop Limited has bought telecommunications infrastructure company, SubPartners, in a move to expand its international capacity.

Source: ARN

Google is helping to build another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another.

Source: ARN

ABS calls BS on Aussie broadband performance by sticking with NBN 'advertised download speeds'

While Australians are chewing through more data than ever, the latest Internet Activity report continues to steer well clear of the quagmire surrounding real-world NBN broadband speeds.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

NBN lower-grade services 'not acceptable': Queensland government

By both sticking remote Queenslanders on satellite services and making them subject to rollout delays, NBN is preventing them from 'functioning as equals' in the digital economy, according to the state government.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co hiding poor technology from users, says expert

The NBN Co has not undertaken any demonstrations to show Australians what kind of speeds are needed to get good response times when streaming videos, because to do so would show the inadequacy of the technology being used, a network expert says.

Source: iTWire

TPG spends SG$23.8m on more Singapore mobile broadband spectrum

The Singaporean comms authority has announced that Singtel has paid SG$563.7 million, StarHub SG$349.6 million, M1 SG$208 million, and TPG SG$23.8 million on mobile broadband spectrum in its auction.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Investigator: NBN blues

The rollout of the NBN has caused not end of grief for many people. Stories of long service interruptions during the changeover from old services to new are common. So, it was refreshing when one of our readers, Carl, sent this through.

Source: PC Authority

NBN resellers see connections surge

The company behind the rollout of the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn, has flagged a new milestone, as resellers of the network see new connections surge.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Optus beefs up connectivity and support for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Optus has inked a strategic partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation for communications infrastructure and managed services for the event.

Source: ARN

NBN Co quietly starts trials connecting traffic lights

NBN Co could start connecting “industrial systems” like IoT gateways and traffic lights as soon as the end of this year, with technical trials already underway.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus begins first tranche of 2G network shutdown

Optus has taken the first steps towards shutting down its 2G network, switching off Western Australia and the Northern Territory ahead of closing the rest of the network in August.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 3 April 2017

NBN pulls new broadband users, leads to switching of ISPs

The rollout of the national broadband network is making Australians take up broadband Internet connections for the first time and making others, who are already users, switch providers.

Source: iTWire

Cyclone Debbie takes out two NBN nodes

Only two National Broadband Network nodes are so far known to have been seriously damaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in Queensland, according to NBN.

Source: Computerworld