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Monday, 6 March 2017

NBN Co starts replacing FTTN in network rollout

NBN Co is starting to abandon future FTTN deployments in favour of newer fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co masters the fixed-to-wireless flip

NBN Co has flipped 62 towns that were destined to receive FTTN connections under its original three-year construction plan onto fixed wireless or satellite connections.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co adds 2.6m premises into construction schedule

NBN Co has added over 2.6 million premises to its rollout schedule between now and mid-2019 - its first major project update since the original three-year construction plan was launched in late 2015.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 3 March 2017

SoleNet owner banned over dodgy telco dealings

Australian regulators have finally caught up with small-time telco vendor James Harrison, who was today banned from running a corporation for three years and fined $250,000 over the “unconscionable” operation of his group of telco companies

Source: iTnews Australia

Movie studios seek internet providers to block a further 74 piracy sites

A further 74 pirating sites such as Limetorrents, Putlocker, Kinogo, and Megashare could be added to the list of sites blocked by nearly 50 internet providers if movie studios succeed in their latest legal move to stop Australians streaming or downloading movies and television for free.

Source: SMH

Voice outage hits Vocus

A problem with Vocus’ voice wholesale platform downed services for the telcos’ customers, the company has confirmed.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Optus and Huawei attain 665Mbps speeds across 16 devices with Massive MIMO

Huawei and Optus have announced attaining throughput aggregate speeds of 665Mbps across 16 devices during a trial of Massive MIMO antenna technology.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Samsung's Galaxy S7

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the network without equal, you're in for a treat. Telstra has finally switched on Wi-Fi calling to offload your network activity onto a fast wireless connection. It's being rolled out as part of the Android 7.0 Nougat update being pushed to Aussie Telstra customers from today.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

NBN Co chief hints that public must pay for future FttN upgrades

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow has effectively told a Senates Estimates committee that the four million Australians who receive a fibre to the node connection to the NBN will have to pay if they want to upgrade it in the future.

Source: iTWire

Optus, Huawei partner on the way to 5G introduction

Optus and Huawei have teamed up to complete a successful in-field test of Massive MIMO (128T128R) technology, which they say helps pave the way for the introduction of 5G services in Australia.

Source: iTWire

NBN sees potential for more pricing changes

NBN is continuing to explore opportunities for changes to its pricing model, the company’s chief customer officer, John Simon, told a Senate Estimates hearing yesterday.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

NBN Co admits to 'exorbitant' number of satellite failures

NBN Co has admitted to an "exorbitant" rate of failures for its Sky Muster satellite service, forecasting that it may take as long as a year to iron out software bugs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Olympic Committee appeals Telstra Federal Court decision

The Australian Olympic Committee has appealed the Federal Court's dismissal that Telstra contravened the Olympic Insignia Protection Act through its Rio advertising campaign, saying the decision 'diminishes the value of the licence'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra bets big on LTE-Broadcast

Telstra will this year launch a range of services based on LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) ahead of a national rollout of the technology in 2018.

Source: Computerworld

NBN announces first FttDP rollout areas

Following a trial of FttDP in Coburg North later this year, NBN will launch the network technology during the first half of 2018 in several metro areas of Sydney and Melbourne.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 27 February 2017

Amaysim readies NBN offering for May launch

The Australian telecommunications provider has confirmed it will begin rolling out Amaysim broadband in May.

Source: ZDNet Australia

What's New On Netflix, Stan, Foxtel And Amazon Prime For March

From Adventure Time to Con Air, Hand of God to every Die Hard movie ever (even the ones we'd rather forget)- here's just a taste of what Netflix, Amazon Prime, Foxtel and Stan are streaming for the month of March.

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra outlines plans for its ‘network of the future’

Telstra has used Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as the venue for unveiling major infrastructure initiatives as part of its “network of the future” program.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra to upgrade optical network, trial 5G and IoT

Telstra and technology partner Ericsson will embark on an upgrade for the telco's long-haul, regional, metro and national optical networks to achieve more capacity ahead of an expected increase in demand.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co reinstates fixed-line tech type in rollout maps

NBN Co has reversed a two month-old decision not to tell users what type of fixed-line technology they’re likely to receive.

Source: iTnews Australia