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Friday, 8 February 2019

Telstra ‘chaos’ with job allocation system meltdown, says union

The CEPU Communications Union claims homes and businesses across Australia suffered from faults without technician support or repairs and missed installations due to a meltdown on Thursday of Telstra’s internal job allocation system that controls sending workers and contractors to a job.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Virgin Media trials 8.5Gbps broadband in the UK

Virgin is using Arris DOCSIS and EPON technology across its existing fibre broadband network to bring speeds of around 8.5Gbps to 50 trial customers in Cambridgeshire.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Aussie Broadband kicks off network upgrade

NBN retailer Aussie Broadband is buying international capacity on four subsea cable systems, as well as upgrading its core network with Cisco.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra plans $160m spend on Vic mobile network projects

Telstra has plans to invest more than $160 million on 600 mobile network projects in Victoria during the 2018-19 financial year, with the aim of eliminating black spots, improving data speeds and capacity.

Source: iTWire

Aussie Broadband taps Cisco for network upgrade

Aussie Broadband has announced plans for a national and international upgrade to support 500,000 users, in partnership with Cisco and Telstra.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Aussie Broadband kicks off enormous core overhaul

Aussie Broadband has started a major core network upgrade flagged in September last year, deploying new Cisco routers and boosting capacity between its core data centres as well as on intercapital and international routes.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC puts blame for slow NBN speed squarely on FTTN

Fibre-to-the-node connections are acting as a drag on overall speed averages on the NBN, prompting calls for action to remediate problems or migrate more users onto cheaper plans.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband upgrades network

NBN RSP Aussie Broadband has revealed significant network upgrades giving it the capability to support five times as many users than it currently has.

Source: iTWire

TPG keeps top spot for download speeds in fourth NBN report

TPG delivered the highest percentage of maximum plan download speeds, while Exetel delivered on upload speeds and latency in the ACCC's final broadband speed monitoring report for 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

FTTP and HFC outperform FTTN in broadband speed test

FTTP and HFC NBN services delivered about 86 per cent to 87 per cent of maximum plan speeds at busy hours, compared to about 79 per cent for FTTN, according to the ACCC’s broadband speed test.

Source: ARN

Optus Fined $10 Million For Misleading Customers

The ACCC has just announced that the Federal Court has ordered Optus to pay $10 million for misleading customers. Proceedings against Optus began in October 2018, with the order being handed down today. In a breach of corporate regulations, some Optus customers unknowingly bought digital content such as ringtones and games through third party billing services.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

More than 2,500 NBN Co services disrupted in Townsville floods

NBN Co has confirmed there are currently 2,656 services impacted over the National broadband Network (NBN) in Townsville as a result of the flood in the area.

Source: ARN

YouTube ripping sites the new piracy site-block target

Thanks to the expansion of piracy site-block laws to websites that have the primary effect of facilitating copyright infringement, a series of music copyright holders have sought the block of sites that allegedly allow users to download YouTube videos and strip them down to audio files.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Music industry tackles illicit challenge to streaming services

A group of major music labels is seeking court orders that will force major telcos to block online services that they say represent an illicit challenge to streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Source: Computerworld

Labor calls on NBN Co to reduce number of missed appointments

The Australian Labor Party has called on NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, to improve its processes and communication with users in order to reduce the number of missed appointments.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 4 February 2019

Telstra blames NBN Co for rising copper costs

Telstra says NBN Co’s decision to use Sky Muster for hard-to-serve premises on metropolitan fringes means higher costs to keep copper infrastructure online for tiny numbers of geographically-spread users.

Source: iTnews Australia

Chorus trials 10Gbps broadband

Chorus gigabit broadband customers in Auckland and Wellington can apply to be among the first to trial a new 10Gbps-speed service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor again hints at NBN write-down if it is elected

The Australian Labor Party has again hinted that it would look at a write-down of the value of the national broadband network if elected, a move that would bring down connection prices and help retail service providers.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Optus unveils an NBN-like 50Mbps-plus wireless service

Optus has revealed it will offer a wireless broadband service capable of at least 50Mbps speeds with unlimited data quota for $70 a month.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus releases 5G plans, says launch gives Australians chance to be amongst first to experience 5G

Optus has released the first details of its 5G Home Broadband service which is underpinned by a plan to deliver 1,200 5G sites by March 2020.

Source: iTWire