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Friday, 10 February 2017

ISPs put on alert over broadband speed claims

​The ACCC has laid out a new set of guidelines aimed at making sure local ISPs don’t make false or misleading claims over broadband speeds.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Optus profit and revenue down amid 'heightened competition'

Optus' pay TV and mobile segments were the saving grace in its quarterly results report, with the telco's overall net profit falling by 17 percent to AU$39 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co needs to coax customers onto higher speeds

NBN Co will need to entice more consumers onto plans above 25Mbps if it is to meet its revenue goal of $5 billion a year by 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Demand 'still not there' for 1Gbps: NBN Co

Roughly “a million and a half” homes could support a 1Gbps fixed line service on the NBN, according to NBN Co, but RSPs are yet to launch commercial services.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn signals need for speed to reach revenue goals

​nbn chief, Bill Morrow, has flagged the need for a greater take up of higher-speed products if the company is to meet its 2020 revenue goals.

Source: ARN

Another tough quarter at Optus as net profit falls 17 percent

Optus has posted a third quarter of declining net profit for its fiscal 2017 year, continuing to pin the blame on regulated fee cuts and higher costs associated with device repayment credits.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Says It Is 'On Schedule, On Budget, And Approaching Half Way Point'

NBN's half yearly results are out, detailing the six months leading up to 31 December 2016. Here's what NBN says about how it is going. Feel free to comment below with your personal experiences.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Mobile satellite provider Pivotel installing 4G towers for farmers

Solar- and battery-powered 4G mobile base stations will utilise satellite services to provide connectivity to farmers in rural areas under Pivotel's solution.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Millions of Aussies still ‘dissatisfied’ with broadband speeds

Almost a quarter of Australians – equating to 3 million people - are dissatisfied with their home broadband speed, according to a newly published survey.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co's new lab will scope out future technology

NBN Co appears set to create a skunkworks technology lab to “uncover the intersection between emerging technologies and the future of NBN”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN rollout milestone outstrips subscription uptake

nbn has made four million premises ready for service on the network, but uptake continues to lag behind new connections.

Source: ARN

NBN reaches a third of Australian homes

Australia's National Broadband Network is now available in four million homes, a third of the total to be reached, NBN Co, the company building the network, says.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 6 February 2017

Telcos: National security Bill 'unjustifiably intrusive', risks cyber threats

Carriers and cybersecurity groups have again made submissions against the telco national security Bill, saying it will impede innovation and consequently make networks more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co sets fee for after-hours installation

NBN Co is set to introduce an after-hours installation option for customers whose premises are in the FTTx footprint, but will levy a $150 fee for the new service.

Source: iTnews Australia

What’s the point: Industry questions telco security legislation, again

The government’s push to introduce a legislative framework to boost the security of Australia’s network has again criticised by a group of major industry organisations.

Source: Computerworld

Friday, 3 February 2017

iiNet experiencing nationwide email fault

A 'serious fault' in iiNet's email service has been causing delays in receiving emails for over 24 hours.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Cut Telstra cable downs Perth mobile, fixed services

"Severe" damage to a Telstra cable at a Perth construction site overnight has downed services for the telco's local customers, at the time same as the company was struggling to contain the fallout from a fire at a core exchange in Sydney.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN's Own Study Shows Why It Should Move To FTTdp, Says Internet Australia

Lobby group Internet Australia says a report produced by Western Sydney University - and commissioned by NBN - highlights the need for "an urgent change in our broadband strategy." Namely, we need to scrap Fibre to the Node, and switch to Fibre to the Distribution Point.

Source: Gizmodo

ACCC to continue regulating Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will continue to regulate Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service for another five years, it announced today.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone Australia to switch on first nbn wholesale mobile site

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has struck a deal to become Australia's first nbn Cell Site Access Service customer.

Source: ARN