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Monday, 27 March 2017

NT govt unloads on NBN satellite, pushes for fixed wireless

The Northern Territory’s government has called for fixed wireless instead of satellite to be used to deliver broadband to remote communities in the NT, accusing NBN’s Sky Muster service of delivering “poor performance”.

Source: Computerworld

ACCC upbeat on support for broadband speed monitoring program

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is “hopeful” of an announcement “in the near future” about government funding for an ACCC broadband speed monitoring program.

Source: Computerworld

Union flags further Telstra redundancies as outsourcing push continues

Telstra has continued cutting staff in its infrastructure divisions as the company moves to outsource services, according to the CWU.

Source: ARN

Friday, 24 March 2017

NBN Co is leaving complex premises for last

Homes and businesses that are connected to the NBN but can't get a service may be forced to wait years for their problems to be fixed as NBN Co relegates complex cases in favour of boosting numbers

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN connections to speed up under new industry codes: ACMA, Comms Alliance

Comms Alliance has registered two codes with the ACMA, aiming to speed up NBN connections and ensure simple transfer between NBN retail service providers without delay.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TIO can't break down NBN complaints by access tech

The TIO has rebuffed requests by policymakers to act as an alternate source of data on NBN Co’s network problems, arguing it has an incomplete view and does not collect information on the NBN access technologies used by complainants.

Source: iTnews Australia

Broadband connections get timely turnaround treatment

Fixed-line broadband connections have been added to a new version of the Communications Alliance's Connect Outstanding Industry Code.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Australian ISPs confirm non-attendance in Roadshow site-blocking hearing

The court process will be quicker with most of the targeted internet service providers -- including Telstra, Optus, and Vocus -- confirming their intention to not appear in court or contest the application for injunction.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Stan Now Has Offline Downloads

Stan has officially launched the ability to download and then view programs offline, free for subscribers.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

NBN Watch: Why Australia drops in speed rankings, plus the silver lining ahead

While the NBN could undoubtedly have been a lot better, what we're getting is still an amazing infrastructure project.

Source: PC Authority

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

TPG reverses brief iiNet customer exodus

TPG has overseen a rebound in broadband subscriber numbers for iiNet, overcoming a small exodus following its $1.4 billion buyout of the group.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG sees iiNet earnings surge

iiNet continues to pay dividends for TPG, which has revealed a half-yearly earnings surge from the freshly integrated business.

Source: ARN

Monday, 20 March 2017

NBN Co assembles crack team to tackle Sky Muster issues

NBN Co will plough significant resources into fixing its troubled Sky Muster satellite service, revealing plans to hire ten new engineers and solution architects to tackle ongoing performance issues.

Source: iTnews Australia

How the Sun messes with your TV, radio and internet

In the fortnight after the autumn equinox you may notice that your radio or TV broadcast briefly drops out. If you're in a regional area, the internet might be patchy, too. What's going on?

Source: ABC News

Transmission fibre cut hits iiNet and Internode

Floodwaters hampered the repair of an inter-capital link that broke south of Sydney yesterday, causing congestion problems for customers of iiNet and Internode.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 17 March 2017

Optus outage causing Optus-Telstra SMS failure

Telstra and Optus customers may be unable to send SMS and MMS messages to each other, with Optus having identified the issue and saying it is currently working to repair it.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Watch: FTTN, FTTC and the future bill

NBN Co addresses a range of criticisms to the network - but are they on the mark?

Source: PC Authority

Australia's Internet Speeds Are A Global Embarrassment

Australia continues to fall behind most of the developed world when it comes to home broadband internet speeds. According to Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report, our internet connection speeds are now slower than 50 other nations, including the likes of Thailand, Estonia, Bulgaria and Kenya. Here's the full list of countries with better internet than Australia.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nationwide outage downs Vodafone voice services

Vodafone customers across Australia have been unable to make or receive calls outside the telco's network since late Wednesday morning.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus cutting off customers without warning, blaming NBN

Optus is cutting off cable customers' phones and broadband without warning, sometimes blaming NBN, as part of Optus' rush to shut down its HFC cable network in NBN-ready areas.

Source: SMH