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Thursday, 29 March 2018

NBN speeds blitz all expectations

NBN services are performing at a level above even what retail service providers claim in their advertising, according to a sample of 0.0001 percent of active services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Four big ISPs achieving good NBN speeds, says ACCC

The first report from the ACCC's broadband monitoring programme shows that NBN services from iiNet, Optus, Telstra and TPG are achieving between 80% and a little over 90% of the maximum plan speeds during the busy evening period.

Source: iTWire

NBN limitations blamed for poor performance on some services

The ACCC claims that limitations in the NBN access network are likely to be behind poor performance on up to five per cent of services.

Source: ARN

ACCC Reports: FTTN NBN Can't Hit Maximum Broadband Speeds

The rollout of the NBN has been "interesting". While early adopters of the originally planned FttH service have been happy with fast speeds, others who have been on the receiving end of the multi-technology mix have been subject to poor speeds, loss of services and poor technical support. This prompted the ACCC to take a more direct approach, launching a broadband speed testing program. The first results from that testing are in, and they suggest the recent legal actions and public comments are making a difference to broadband performance.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Two ships deployed as Australia-Singapore cable laying gets underway

Laying of the Australia-Singapore subsea cable has commenced, with two ships laying two distinct sections from near Christmas Island to Fremantle, and the other in shallow water between Singapore and Christmas Island.

Source: iTWire

Good NBN experience? You are needed by a PR flack

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, appears to be tired of hearing the same old "NBN sucks" story and has launched a bid to convince the populace that the experience of using the network is a positive one.

Source: iTWire

Vodafone expands NBN footprint, partners with Netflix

Vodafone is expanding its NBN footprint to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania, the telco announced today.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Telstra fires up 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotspot precinct

Telstra has established what it claims is the first precinct of 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotspots in the world on the Gold Coast.

Source: ARN

Vodafone sets sights on 5G mobile

Vodafone has showcased 5G or fifth generation mobile technology which it says is set to dramatically increase the speed at which data can navigate across mobile networks.

Source: iTWire

ACCC won’t reveal NBN capacity purchased by telcos

The Australian Competition and Consumer will release data that reveals that market share of smaller telcos that purchase access to NBN’s network. However it said today it had decided against revealing the ratio of NBN capacity (CVC) to number of end users across individual telcos.

Source: Computerworld

Retail scrap for NBN services to get clearer

The makeup of the NBN retail market will become a little more transparent as the ACCC prepares to reveal a longer list of internet providers and the number of active services they have.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 26 March 2018

Thousands of Telstra customers charged for content they didn't want

The telco is facing $10 million in penalties after admitting to misleading up to 100,000 customers, who were charged for content including ringtones and games, without having to enter payment details or verify their identity.

Source: ABC News

Telstra hauled before court over 'premium' mobile billing

Telstra is facing fines of $10 million and refunds to customers who lost money to third party content services that were charged to telephony bills.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 23 March 2018

Dodo, iPrimus, Commander latest to compensate 5,800 NBN customers

Another 5,861 customers will be compensated for not receiving the NBN speeds they were paying for across Vocus' Dodo, iPrimus, and Commander brands.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Not willing to wait for NBN, I turned to fixed wireless. And I'm not alone.

With many in metropolitan areas stuck on ADSL and facing an unclear NBN timetable, providers of fixed wireless are moving in.

Source: SMH

Vocus latest telco to compensate customers for poor NBN speeds

Vocus, whose brands include iPrimus, Dodo and Commander, will compensate a number of its fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the basement (FTTB) customers who were sold NBN services with maximum speeds that their lines were not capable of achieving.

Source: Computerworld

NBN announces 'simulated training' for contractors

The first of a series of NBN Network Simulated Labs has opened in TAFE NSW's Lidcombe site, with the facilities to provide training and assessment for external workers on network deployment, activation, and maintenance.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co to train field techs in simulation labs

NBN Co will open a number of simulated training facilities throughout the country to help train 2000 external workers in its fixed-line technologies.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 22 March 2018

NBN node crushed by car twice in two weeks

NBN Co will consider permanently relocating an NBN node cabinet in Sydney's west that was taken out by a car accident for the second time in a fortnight.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra's USO phone services fall 22 percent

Telstra has seen the number of fixed-line phone services it provides under the universal service obligation fall by 22 percent since 2012.

Source: iTnews Australia