Oz Broadband Speed Test

Broadband News - Page 10

Friday, 11 August 2017

Optus doubles its NBN customers

Optus has said its 'solid quarter' was thanks to the addition of mobile and NBN customers, along with its media content offerings and mobile network investment to expand 4G to 96.4 percent of the population.

Source: ZDNet Australia

CVC growth outstripping NBN premises added for quarter to June: ACCC

In a turnaround on the last two quarterly wholesale reports, data capacity is ahead of premises in terms of growth.

Source: ZDNet Australia

6 percent of FttN NBN connections cannot hit 25Mbps

Users could be stuck on 12Mbps until June 2022, while 65 percent of FttN users can go above 50Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra continues to dominate NBN market

Telstra continues to dominate the take-up of NBN connections with an overall share of a little more than 50%, according to the ACCC's latest quarterly report on the NBN wholesale market.

Source: iTWire

Govt drops NBN tax bombshell

Consumers would pay just 20 cents a month extra if corporate internet services were excluded from the base of the planned broadband tax, the government has admitted.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG revises reach of FTTB network

TPG has revealed its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) network in metropolitan areas now covers 115,000 apartments, but its original target of reaching half a million premises may never be realised.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus registers growth in NBN revenue

Optus now has 279,000 customers on the National Broadband Network. The telco revealed today that in its first quarter its consumer fixed-line revenue grew 13.2 per cent, which it says was mainly attributable to NBN migration fees and a growth in its NBN customer base.

Source: Computerworld

nbn wholesale access tally surges past 2.5M

ACCC quarterly report shows that Telstra competitors in regional areas are maintaining higher market shares, compared to traditional broadband services.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Virgin Australia switching on Wi-Fi for domestic and international flights

Virgin Australia's in-flight Wi-Fi will be fitted onto 90 percent of its aircraft by the second half of 2019 in partnership with Optus and Gogo.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Virgin Australia to put inflight wi-fi on local, international flights

Virgin Australia will roll out inflight wi-fi to the majority of its domestic and international fleet of aircraft and offer a basic free service to all domestic passengers.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Complaints rising against Telstra, Optus, Vodafone: TIO

Complaints about Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, and Amaysim all rose over the quarter, according to the TIO's latest complaints in context statistics.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Australian 5G field trial costs could be slashed

Australia’s mobile telcos could see the cost of testing 5G equipment in the field cut by up to 90 percent after a decision by the communications regulator to review the pricing of trial spectrum.

Source: iTnews Australia

More than 120 domains on Foxtel’s anti-piracy hit list

Foxtel latest push to stop online copyright infringement seeks to have major Australian ISPs block more than 120 domains that it says are linked to movie and TV piracy.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 7 August 2017

NBN Co to start satellite multicast trials

NBN Co will soon begin a six-month trial of multicast services on Sky Muster to aid education departments and schools in delivering distance education.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN inequity separates 'haves' and 'have nots': Devonport Council

FttN 'appears to have failed the end user', Devonport City Council has said, warning that NBN's multi-technology mix model will widen regional gaps by providing slower-speed broadband to rural areas.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tassie telco warns of emerging “two-tier” NBN

The NBN's Multi Technology Mix rollout is seeing some RSPs, like TasmaNet, forced to adopt a "two-tier" approach to market.

Source: ARN

Friday, 4 August 2017

NBN Co lures Nokia boss to CTO role

NBN Co has lured the head of Nokia's Australia and New Zealand operations to become its new chief technology officer.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pumps $20M into network prep for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

​Optus commits to $20 million investment to improve its mobile network in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Source: ARN

Full-fibre NBN only by 2030, will cost $30b more: expert

Given its current state, Australia will only be able to have a full-fibre national broadband network by 2030, and that after shelling out an additional $30 billion to $50 billion, according to a network expert.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Adelaide's 'GigCity' High-Speed Internet Network Is Live

Adelaide's $7.6 million GigCity network is up and running, promising affordable internet access for businesses up to 100 times faster than the national average, for $49.90 to $179.90 per month.

Source: Gizmodo