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Monday, 18 June 2018

Huawei hits back as exclusion from Aussie 5G rollouts looms

China's Huawei Technologies has gone on the offensive against Australian claims it poses a security risk.

Source: ARN

Optus suffers World Cup streaming woes

Optus CEO Allen Lew issued an “unreserved” apology to Australian football fans over the weekend as the telco’s live streams of World Cup games kept falling over.

Source: iTnews Australia

ABC digital services would be hit by sell-off: claim

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have missed, could be affected if the organisation is privatised as called for in a motion by federal council of the Liberal Party on Friday, the Australian Labor Party claims.

Source: iTWire

Almost half of all NBN users now on 50Mbps or faster

Of all NBN users, around 44 percent are now on speeds of 50Mbps and above, with 70 percent of all new customers now ordering across the higher speed tiers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Has Telstra hit peak pessimism or has it got further to fall?

This week's strategy meeting gives Telstra a chance to arrest its tumbling fortunes and plug its $3bn revenue black hole caused by NBN's roll out, writes Stephen Letts.

Source: ABC News

Top tier NBN uptake continues to grow

​The sales of higher-speed wholesale NBN services continue to grow, but fixed-line network congestion also appears to be on the rise.

Source: ARN

NBN closes in on 4 million active services

The latest NBN monthly progress report reveals that as of May some 3.9 million households and businesses had active services on the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Optus World Cup coverage again breaks down despite CEO's pledge to fix

Hours after Optus chief executive Allen Lew offers an apology for the telco's malfunctioning World Cup coverage and pledges to fix the issues, even more streaming issues render yet another game unwatchable for many.

Source: ABC News

How to fix Optus Sport’s catastrophic attempt at World Cup coverage

Avoid the dreaded #FloptusSport fail. The World Cup only comes once every four years but the long notice hasn’t seemed to give Optus enough time to provide a service that fulfils its one and only job – to display the World Cup on its World Cup app.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 15 June 2018

Optus leaves football fans raging as World Cup streaming fails to deliver

Having settled in to watch the first full night of World Cup action, Australian football fans are left raging at Optus as the telco's exclusive stream of Russia 2018 fails to deliver.

Source: ABC News

More than 1,000 buildings signed up to Adelaide's gigabit fibre network

More than 1,000 buildings have registered with Ten Gigabit Adelaide in order to get connected to the fibre-optic network being rolled out by TPG Telecom.

Source: ARN

Telstra confirms 2Gbps-capable 4G mobile network deployment this year

​Telstra has reiterated its plans to begin deploying 2 Gbps-enabled 4G network technology later this year.

Source: ARN

Telstra edges closer to 2Gbps peak speeds for 4G

Telstra is set to bring 2Gbps theoretical peak speeds to “high traffic” portions of its LTE network later this year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Labor endorses possible Huawei 5G ban as repeating its NBN ban

As the party in power when Huawei was banned from being involved in Australia's NBN, Shadow Minister for Defence Richard Marles has given a thumbs up to talk of the Chinese telecommunications giant being banned from 5G deployments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Equinix to connect Vocus subsea cable in Australia and Singapore

Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced that the Australia Singapore Cable, owned by Vocus, will be accessible in its International Business Exchange date centres in Singapore and six Australian metropolitan cities.

Source: iTWire

Outback parent group calls for more reliable internet for families

Queensland's peak body helping isolated families in rural communities emphasise the need for reliable internet coverage in the bush.

Source: ABC News

Australia keeps Huawei out of Pacific subsea cable project

Australia has agreed to fund subsea internet cables and a cyber security centre for the Solomon Islands, forestalling plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei that could have compromised Australian internet security.

Source: iTnews Australia

Huawei unlikely to get role in Australian 5G projects: report

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Telecommunications appears unlikely to be allowed to provide equipment for 5G networks in Australia, due to alleged national security concerns, a report claims.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Australia forks out millions to keep Huawei out of Pacific undersea cable project

​Australia has agreed to fund underwater internet cables and a cyber security centre for the Solomon Islands, forestalling plans by Huawei Technologies to lay the cables.

Source: ARN

Australia using foreign aid to lock Huawei out of PNG-Solomon Islands subsea cable

Around AU$200 million from Australia's foreign aid budget is being used to prevent Chinese telco equipment giant Huawei from building a subsea cable to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Source: ZDNet Australia