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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Solving NBN congestion with Juniper's network automation bots

Juniper Networks' OpenLab and network automation technology were leveraged by Telstra in developing its own CVC bots to help track NBN network congestion, Juniper APAC head Ralph Candiloro has told ZDNet.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel, Village renew push for search engines to hide pirate sites

Foxtel and Village Roadshow are using a public consultation on the operation of Australia’s website-blocking laws to urge that the anti-piracy scheme be expanded.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra Is Boosting 4G Coverage In Coverage Blackspots

Coverage blackspots, caused by buildings and other inference, are a major pain in the butt. Telstra is planning to improve their coverage footprint through the installation of 1000 "small cells" in the CBDs of major Australian cities. The project started in Tasmania, with Melbourne already receiving 50 of the small cells and other cities to follow.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Aussie data consumption soars as broadband prices fall

Real prices being paid for fixed broadband services fell almost 10 percent over the past financial year, according to consumer watchdog the ACCC.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra deploys 50 4G small cells in Melbourne CBD

Telstra has installed 4G small cells at 50 sites across the Melbourne CBD as part of a national three-year rollout of 1000 cells intended to boost capacity.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra completes small cell rollout in Melbourne

Telstra has increased its 4G network coverage across Melbourne's CBD via the installation of 50 small cells as part of the 1,000 sites that will be deployed over the next three years in preparation for 5G.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Competition drives greater value, price drops for mobile users: ACCC

Mobile is king and fixed line is fading fast, with consumers relying more and more on their mobile devices for voice calling, as mobile voice minutes rose by 7 billion in the 12 months to the end of the 2016-2017 financial year. And, competition has benefited consumers with price drops and better value for money, according to the competition regulator.

Source: iTWire

The ACCC fielded over 4,000 telco complaints in FY17

​The Australian consumer watchdog received 4,384 complaints and enquiries about the local communications industry in the financial year ending 2017.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

iiNet and Internode to compensate 11,000 NBN customers for slow speeds

The internet providers' admissions means about 70,000 customers in total have been promised fast NBN speeds but got less than they bargained for.

Source: ABC News

iiNet, Internode to compensate 11,000 users for slow NBN

iiNet and Internode are the latest internet service providers to offer compensation to customers over misleading marketing about NBN speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG announces mobile sites in Sydney and Melbourne

TPG's mobile network builds across Singapore and Australia are on track, with the telco having installed sites in Sydney and Melbourne while it begins deploying more small cells in preparation for 5G.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Continued NBN headwinds hit TPG financials

​TPG's profit was down by 11.2 per cent, posting $199.9 million for the first half of the 2018 financial year.

Source: ARN

TPG prepares for mobile network trials, eyes 5G services

TPG expects to begin trials of its new Australian mobile network in the second half of 2018. The telco’s mobile network build is “well underway,” CFO Stephen Banfield today told a briefing on TPG’s first half results.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 19 March 2018

No signs of damage to NBN after Cyclone Marcus

NBN is continuing to assess potential damage in the Northern Territory following Tropical Cyclone Marcus. However, early indications are that its network infrastructure has survived unscathed, according to a spokesperson for the company.

Source: Computerworld

Optus offers free service for Commonwealth Games athletes

Optus will offer a free service to all athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games allowing them to speak to family and friends around the world via Wi-Fi and instore tablets at its store in the athletes' village.

Source: iTWire

Aussie Broadband unveils NBN CVC graphs

Aussie Broadband has published CVC usage graphs across all 121 NBN POIs for consumers to check traffic congestion and network management.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Missing: 200,000 dwellings from NBN Co's ready-to-connect category

About 200,000 homes and businesses which were classed as "ready to connect" in November 2017 by the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, have gone missing from this category of dwellings according to the company's own figures.

Source: iTWire

Aussie Broadband opens up CVC graphs to subscribers

Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has begun showing network traffic levels on all 121 NBN points of interconnect.

Source: iTWire

Labor raises HFC reliability as Foxtel reported to be ditching network

The Australian Labor Party has raised doubts about the reliability of the Telstra HFC cable network after it was reported that Foxtel would not be using HFC for transmission any more, but moving to satellite.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 16 March 2018

New rules to be introduced for handling NBN complaints

New rules to handle complaints about the NBN will take effect from June this year, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced.

Source: iTWire