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Friday, 6 October 2017

NBN Co pursues more physical HFC node splits

NBN Co will set up an internal program to increase the number of physical node splits being performed on parts of its HFC network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Says Our Internet Isn't Really Worse Than Kenya's

The Akamai State of the Internet Report recently revealed that Kenya is getting 12.2Mbps as an average fixed-broadband internet speed.

Source: Gizmodo

Suppliers see different side of NBN rural rollout

NetComm Wireless, Qualcomm, and ViaSat have all lauded NBN's capacity to collaborate with its tech partners to push the infrastructure project to technology limits across fixed-wireless, satellite, and fibre to the curb.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Mobile domestic roaming: An explainer

Vodafone is continuing to fight the regulator in court over its decision due later in October -- but would a mobile domestic roaming declaration increase or decrease competition for consumers?

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone announces changes to declining brand

After slipping 20 places on a global branding ladder in the past year, Vodafone has announced an upcoming change to the Vodafone brand positioning globally and in Australia, the first such change the company says since 2009.

Source: iTWire

'We've Got This in Hand': Malcolm Turnbull Slammed For Brushing Aside NBN Concerns

This morning our PM was on the radio, having a chat about the NBN - as you do - and when asked about the rollout (and its many issues) Turnbull replied with, "I think we’ve got this in hand".

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Even govt MPs are now criticising NBN, says Labor

The Labor Party's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the national broadband network rollout, pointing out that criticism of the network is now coming from his own side of politics.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to combat NBN Co's move into public safety

Telstra has revealed plans to build and test a “data exchange” for emergency services as part of a wider bid to build its presence in public safety over the next three years.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

NBN launches new Sky Muster plans with more data

NBN's satellite service is now offering RSPs the chance to provide customers with double the data allowance, capped at 300GB per month separated into peak and off-peak usage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

New nbn Sky Muster plans offer up to 300GB monthly data

Retailers are now selling new, larger capacity nbn Sky Muster plans, promising "better value broadband for the bush" at peak and off peak times.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co cuts energy used by PoIs, FTTN nodes

NBN Co has raised the ambient temperature inside its aggregation nodes and found a way to automatically switch off unused line cards in node cabinets under a broader push to reduce energy costs across the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Vocus shuffles boardroom lineup amid class action spectre

M2 co-founder, Vaughan Bowen, replaces longtime Vocus chairman, David Spence, in the company’s new boardroom lineup.

Source: ARN

Friday, 29 September 2017

Telstra's 20-year USO deal savaged by auditor

An explosive audit has questioned the value for money and “net public benefit” of a 20-year contract handed to Telstra for the provision of standard telephony services to Australians.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN inquiry demands drastic refocus of broadband project

A joint federal inquiry into the NBN wants a drastic overhaul of the project, including an independent audit, better information, and a “minimum” of fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) in the rest of the fixed-line footprint.

Source: iTnews Australia

Belong Mobile launches Telstra 4G services

New MVNO Belong Mobile is providing customers with two mobile plans focusing on data, serving 95 percent of the Australian population with 4G and 98 percent with 3G via Telstra's network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone to upgrade cell sites with massive MIMO

Vodafone is set to begin upgrading selected cell sites at the end of next year with new antennas capable of a minimum three-fold increase in site capacity.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone to deploy 4G Massive MIMO in 2018

Vodafone Australia is this week undertaking Massive MIMO trials across its live network, with plans to deploy the technology allowing speeds of around 600Mbps across cities at the end of next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fresh fault found on SEA-ME-WE3 subsea cable

A submarine cable repair crew has identified a fresh instance of damage to the insulation of the SEA-ME-WE3 subsea telecommunications cable which connects Perth to Asia.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pushes 4G to 800Mbps with Massive MIMO and 3CC

Optus has told ZDNet that it has completed trials of Massive MIMO and three-cell carrier aggregation, attaining speeds of over 800Mbps on its live 4G network in Macquarie Park in partnership with Huawei.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC did not deny Vodafone natural justice: Telstra

Vodafone Australia was not deprived of natural justice as shown through its 'comprehensive submissions' to the ACCC's wholesale domestic mobile roaming inquiry, Telstra has argued in court.

Source: ZDNet Australia