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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Telstra profits drop on back of Ooyala investment disaster

Telstra’s profitability has taken a big hit from its disastrous investment in US-based business Ooyala with the big telco reporting profit for the six months to the end of December plunged by 5% to $1.7 billion compared to the previous half year.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co finally breaks out cost of FTTB

NBN Co has finally broken out the cost of deploying fibre-to-the-basement technology, putting it at $2822 per premises.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra-backed trial achieves 2Gbps downloads over 4G

Telstra, Ericsson, Netgear and Qualcomm have achieved wireless data transfer speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second during in-lab testing.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra and Ericsson attain 2Gbps 4G speeds

A year after launching gigabit LTE, Telstra and Ericsson have announced attaining 2Gbps speeds across 4G by utilising 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM, and aggregating 100MHz of spectrum across three frequency bands.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co launches STEM initiative for some schools

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has launched what it calls a STEM+X initiative to help educate students so they can achieve skills that will enable them to compete in the workforce.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Australia Singapore Cable prepares for start of main lays

Cable and repeaters destined for the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) project are now en route to Singapore and Christmas Island as the Vocus-owned initiative prepares to start the main cable lay.

Source: iTnews Australia

Councils yet to get NBN area switch over the line

NBN Co is yet to see any councils that have applied to upgrade the NBN connections of constituents sign off on the costs to proceed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Greens say net neutrality inquiry needed in Australia

The Australian Greens claim that an inquiry into net neutrality is needed to ensure that Australians are guaranteed access to a free and open Internet.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Senate knocks back net neutrality inquiry

The Senate has voted down a Greens motion to establish a parliamentary inquiry into network neutrality protections.

Source: Computerworld

Users furious over Vocus Sydney data centre outage

Vocus customers are suffering major issues after “unsuccessful UPS maintenance” at the operator’s Alexandria data centre in Sydney this morning caused a power outage.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 12 February 2018

NBN Co 'open' to alternative use of its 5G spectrum

NBN Co says it is “open” to discussions on how its valuable 3.5GHz spectrum holdings could be opened to commercial 5G use.

Source: iTnews Australia

Losses mount as NBN network rollout continues

The national broadband network comes at an increasing cost to Australian taxpayers, with massive losses continuing to mount as the rollout grinds towards a scheduled completion by 2020.

Source: iTWire

No changes to HFC in NBN rollout plan, says Morrow

Despite the fact that a number of suburbs which were marked down to get the national broadband network via HFC cable have had a quiet change of technology, NBN Co head honcho Bill Morrow says that there is no change in the HFC rollout.

Source: iTWire

Still no end date for NBN Co HFC sales halt

NBN Co chief, Bill Morrow, has revealed there is still no firm date from which it will begin taking new orders for its HFC network.

Source: ARN

NBN expecting 1.2m people on 50Mbps speeds by mid year

NBN has announced that it is expecting to have up to 1.6 million premises on speeds of 50Mbps or above by June thanks to discounting the wholesale pricing of higher speed tiers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co expects seven-fold growth in 50Mbps users by June

NBN Co is predicting it will have more than 1.2 million premises on 50Mbps plans by June, seven times more than at the end of 2017.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN's HFC Network Is Costing Taxpayers A Whole Lot More Than Anyone Ever Imagined

Late last year NBN announced an immediate halt to any new Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial connections while it worked on "improving the service for existing customers", a move which was tipped to cost taxpayers between $420 to $790 million, according to NBN's own figures. Today, NBN's half yearly result showed an increase of $450 million in costs to the HFC network - an increase that Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland says isn't even including the costs of the "halt".

Source: Gizmodo

NBN reveals surge in higher-speed plans

NBN has announced a surge in end users on its 50 megabits per second speed tier, with the company today revealing that it expects 1.1 million additional end-users to have 50/20Mbps broadband services by June.

Source: Computerworld

Friday, 9 February 2018

Telstra threatened with lawsuit over third-party billing cancellation

ASX-listed mobile marketing and carrier billing company Impelus has promised to take Telstra to court over its decision to stop allowing subscription-based content providers to charge for their products from the telco's bills.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Optus rolls out smart cells for Sydney botanic garden

Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden and Domain are banking on Optus' small cells and ENE-HUB's smart pole designs to bring 4G coverage, free Wi-Fi, and digital services to the area.

Source: ZDNet Australia