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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

NBN Co cuts energy used by PoIs, FTTN nodes

NBN Co has raised the ambient temperature inside its aggregation nodes and found a way to automatically switch off unused line cards in node cabinets under a broader push to reduce energy costs across the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Vocus shuffles boardroom lineup amid class action spectre

M2 co-founder, Vaughan Bowen, replaces longtime Vocus chairman, David Spence, in the company’s new boardroom lineup.

Source: ARN

Friday, 29 September 2017

Telstra's 20-year USO deal savaged by auditor

An explosive audit has questioned the value for money and “net public benefit” of a 20-year contract handed to Telstra for the provision of standard telephony services to Australians.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN inquiry demands drastic refocus of broadband project

A joint federal inquiry into the NBN wants a drastic overhaul of the project, including an independent audit, better information, and a “minimum” of fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) in the rest of the fixed-line footprint.

Source: iTnews Australia

Belong Mobile launches Telstra 4G services

New MVNO Belong Mobile is providing customers with two mobile plans focusing on data, serving 95 percent of the Australian population with 4G and 98 percent with 3G via Telstra's network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone to upgrade cell sites with massive MIMO

Vodafone is set to begin upgrading selected cell sites at the end of next year with new antennas capable of a minimum three-fold increase in site capacity.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone to deploy 4G Massive MIMO in 2018

Vodafone Australia is this week undertaking Massive MIMO trials across its live network, with plans to deploy the technology allowing speeds of around 600Mbps across cities at the end of next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fresh fault found on SEA-ME-WE3 subsea cable

A submarine cable repair crew has identified a fresh instance of damage to the insulation of the SEA-ME-WE3 subsea telecommunications cable which connects Perth to Asia.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pushes 4G to 800Mbps with Massive MIMO and 3CC

Optus has told ZDNet that it has completed trials of Massive MIMO and three-cell carrier aggregation, attaining speeds of over 800Mbps on its live 4G network in Macquarie Park in partnership with Huawei.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC did not deny Vodafone natural justice: Telstra

Vodafone Australia was not deprived of natural justice as shown through its 'comprehensive submissions' to the ACCC's wholesale domestic mobile roaming inquiry, Telstra has argued in court.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN pushing its unified security model for wider adoption

NBN's chief security officer is urging organisations in Australia to give one individual responsibility across all things security, just like his company has done.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Launtel launches first Hobart gigabit Internet

Tasmanian-owned telco Launtel has officially launched its Blue Ocean gigabit NBN Internet service promising “lightning fast” services connecting the State with the global gigabit economy.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone, ACCC meet in court for mobile roaming stoush

Lawyers representing Vodafone, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Telstra appeared in Federal Court in Sydney yesterday in a fight over the ACCC’s inquiry into mobile roaming.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

NBN places spending cap on business products

NBN has announced a spend cap for business-grade products as a replacement for its Business Ethernet product slated to launch later this year, allowing RSPs to bundle enterprise services together.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co home wiring checks 'deserve applause – and condemnation'

One of Australia's better-known network experts says the move by NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, to use a diagnostic tool to check home wiring to see if it may be causing speed issues should be both applauded and condemned.

Source: iTWire

nbn overhauls wholesale pricing in business sector push

New pricing model developed to help NBN resellers package up plans targeted at medium and enterprise businesses.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Labor wants review of Conrovian NBN satellite service it created

Try as it might, Labor cannot rewrite history and escape its responsibility for the NBN satellite service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Ericsson and Telstra encrypt in-transit data over 100Gbps link

Ericsson, Ciena, and Telstra have encrypted data while in transit over a 100Gbps link between the US and Australia using multiple subsea cable systems, following their successful trial over a 10Gbps link earlier this year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Why the ABC should steer clear of talking about the NBN

The ABC is considered by many to be top dog when it comes to intelligent discourse on the more serious topics that concern this country. Yet, when it comes to technology, the ABC often shows that it has no clue at all.

Source: iTWire

Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable system ready for deployment

The deployment of the 14,000km Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable system has reached the point where it is in the final stages of being loaded into the two cable-laying ships.

Source: iTWire