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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Optus switches on gigabit-speed 4.5G network in Sydney

Optus will roll out its 4.5G network across Australia during 2017, with Macquarie Park in Sydney the first location to gain access to the 1.03Gbps-capable network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus records stellar financials following 2016 acquisitions

After completing multiple acquisitions of M2 Group, Amcom and Nextgen Networks, telecommunications conglomerate, Vocus Group (ASX:VOC), has recorded "thriving half yearly figures", with a revenue up 403 per cent and more than doubling its profit of $47 million.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Telstra enterprise outage caused by faulty hardware

Services for enterprise customers in NSW have been restored by Telstra, with the outage attributed to a faulty piece of hardware.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Kacific to provide 100Mbps satellite broadband to remote APAC

Beating NBN's 25Mbps service, the Kacific-1 satellite will provide satellite broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps upon launch in 2019 to more than 20 countries in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Hills hurt by 'delivery issues' on Ericsson NBN deal

Hills is working with Ericsson to remediate “delivery related issues” that are raising its costs to connect fixed wireless and Sky Muster users to the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 20 February 2017

NBN Co reveals reverse power draw for FTTdp

NBN Co expects users of its forthcoming fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) footprint to supply between 6W and 14W of energy to power their services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Is The Number One Mobile Provider In Sydney (But Only In Sydney)

Telstra dominates the market as Australia's mobile phone service provider of choice both nationally, and in in capital cities throughout the country - with Optus nipping at its heels and Vodafone strolling in at third.

Source: Gizmodo

Aussie IT professionals refute high-speed NBN claims

An Australian IT industry body has questioned the critical infrastructure of the National Broadband Network (NBN), refuting claims that demand for high-speed broadband is low.

Source: ARN

Friday, 17 February 2017

Telcos call for NBN write-down to lower bandwidth costs for 1Gbps

Lack of demand by customers to pay the hefty fees for gigabit connections shows the NBN pricing model is broken, a collection of Australian telecommunications carriers has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN changes CVC pricing model from industry average to RSP average

NBN has finally implemented a wholesale CVC pricing discount model based on individual RSP averages rather than industry-wide tiers to charge less for using more data.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Why NBN Co Is Wrong About Gigabit Broadband

Last week, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow took a beating for claiming Australians won't use a gigabit broadband service, even if it was offered for free. He hit back at his detractors with a lengthy opinion piece, explaining his position. We take a look at some of the arguments he made and breakdown why they are flawed.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Interim NBN satellite users urged to migrate as switch-off looms

Consumers still on NBN Co's interim satellite service are being urged to move over to the Sky Muster long-term satellite before they are disconnected on February 28.

Source: iTnews Australia

AGD blind to offshore storage of Aussie metadata

The Attorney-General's Department has admitted it has no way of knowing how much data stored under the national data retention regime is hosted offshore.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra TV Is The Fastest-Growing Streaming Box In Australia, Apparently

Telstra today released its 2017 half-yearly results, which revealed Telstra TV as a roaring success story for the company. There's now 622,000 of the devices in homes around the country, which Telstra says makes it the fastest-growing streaming box in Australia.

Source: Gizmodo

Shock drop pulls Telstra profit down to $1.8b, shares slump

Telstra has seen its first-half profit tumble to $1.8 billion, hit by the effects of tougher competition, adverse regulatory rulings and ongoing restructuring.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NBN CEO reiterates lack of demand for 1Gbps broadband

NBN CEO Bill Morrow has defended claims that there is 'minimal' demand for 1Gbps broadband, saying the upgrade paths on most of its network technologies will enable gigabit speeds by the time demand does arise.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN not to blame for misleading broadband speed claims: Fifield

Complaints about NBN speeds not matching their advertising should be disaggregated from the company and instead attributed to the RSPs, the communications minister has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Qantas offers NBN-based in-flight streaming

Qantas will offer its passengers free access to content from Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on domestic flights, beginning in late February.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

How fast exactly? ACCC tackles confusion over broadband speeds

Finding it difficult to make sense of providers' broadband speed promises? You're not alone in Australia, and the ACCC has promised to help.

Source: SMH

nbn sets business network migration deadlines

nbn has outlined new disconnection dates for businesses to move their integrated communication systems over to the National Broadband Network.

Source: ARN