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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Optus to build 12 new mobile sites as part of Fed Govt's black spot program

If the lack of Optus mobile coverage in specific locations in NSW, QLD and Tasmania, and it is leaving you feeling black, Optus and Federal Government's Mobile Black Spot program will shine bright white with fresh new coverage.

Source: iTWire

Optus takes 5G live in ‘world first’ at Commonwealth Games

Optus has launched Optus 5G Live, and in a claimed world first, is simultaneously showcasing 5G use cases and 8K video streaming on-the-go, on its live 5G trial indoor and outdoor network, at the Commonwealth Games at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Source: iTWire

Concerns raised over NBN’s long-term commercial viability

The ACCC has flagged concerns over NBN Co’s ability to meet its long-term financial targets.

Source: ARN

ACCC queries inaction over future NBN split and sale

The ACCC has raised concerns about government inaction over how NBN Co will be split up for sale once the network is complete.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC report calls for government to get ready to split up NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) final report into the state of the nation’s communications market has called for the government to plan for the future disaggregation of the NBN into competing networks.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

NBN underlying issues remain for rural rollout: NT government

The NT government has repeated arguments that Sky Muster cannot meet the broadband needs of rural Australians, with Viasat pointing out options to improve the service, while Aussie Broadband again called for a halt to the fixed-wireless network until congestion is fixed and Vodafone asked for spectrum sharing.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor blames 'NBN economic mess' for Morrow's exit

Labor communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has laid the blame for the exit of NBN chief executive Bill Morrow squarely on the "economic mess' that the national broadband network has become under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Source: iTWire

Spin lasts only for a season: Morrow's NBN Co lesson

When Bill Morrow took over as head of the NBN Co, the company tasked with building the national broadband network, he was fully aware with what he had to contend.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow quits

The company behind the National Broadband Network will launch a global search for a new CEO after Bill Morrow announces he will step down before the end of the year.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow to leave

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow will not see out the completion of the network build, revealing plans to leave by the end of the year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

ACMA warns three telcos on providing more NBN info

Ahead of its new rules on NBN consumer protections coming into effect in July, the ACMA has formally instructed three telcos to provide critical information summaries on their websites.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Aussie Broadband pips Internode on 100Mbps NBN tier

Aussie Broadband has quickly toppled Internode with its latest speed numbers for the NBN, becoming the first to claim an average 90Mbps out of a possible 100Mbps in the evening peak.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co goes self-service for processes

NBN Co will shift to the “next stage” of an internal business process excellence project with the deployment of a self-service tool to business teams and leaders.

Source: iTnews Australia

SpaceX gets green light for satellite broadband plans

The top US telecommunications regulator has given formal approval to a plan by SpaceX to build a global broadband network using satellites.

Source: iTnews Australia

Concerns raised over how Aussie telcos' staff handle customer data

​Telstra and Optus have been called out over how their stores' staff have been handling personal customer information.

Source: ARN

Cloudflare launches 'fastest', privacy-focused public DNS

Content delivery network provider Cloudflare has launched what it calls a privacy-oriented domain name system with two IP addresses, and

Source: iTWire

NBN Co starts offering FttC connections in Coburg, Miranda

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has announced that fibre-to-the-curb connections are now available to about 1000 premises in two suburbs – Coburg in Victoria and Miranda in New South Wales.

Source: iTWire

Saturday, 31 March 2018

5G technology may change the world, but not for a while yet

If you're hanging out for 5G super-fast internet on your mobile then there's some things you need to know — about the speed, the timeframe and when to get a new phone.

Source: ABC News

Friday, 30 March 2018

NBN Co opts for low-key FTTC launch

NBN Co has opted for a surprisingly low-key launch for the first premises in its fibre-to-the-curb footprint that are ready to connect to retail services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Internode sets NBN peak speed benchmark

Internode has set an aggressive new mark in the race to improve average speeds on NBN services during the evening peak, raising the performance of its NBN50 and NBN100 plans.

Source: iTnews Australia