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As part of the Federal and Western Australian government multi-million-dollar package to boost regional connectivity, fixed wireless and wholesale infrastructure service provider Swoop has successfully secured funding for its $3.4 million project to improve broadband services to the farming regions of Harvey, Brunswick and Busselton in south-west Western Australian.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

T-Mobile announced that the company welcomed its 1 millionth Home Internet customer, remarkable growth just one year after launching the service commercially. This indicates that an aggressive deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure in our Australian suburbs might be more viable.

Published in 5G

The Federal Government's announcement of an additional $480 million investment in regional broadband cannot be taken to indicate that the services will automatically improve as the money could just be an election handout, independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 28 June 2021 18:02

Swoop swoops on ComComs

Fixed wireless and wholesale network infrastructure provider Swoop Holdings has acquired Perth-based fixed wireless provider Community Communications (ComComs).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia compares poorly to New Zealand when it comes to broadband download speeds, the New Zealand Commerce Commission says in its Annual Telecommunications Monitoring Report, with Kiwis enjoying average download speeds of 67Mbps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian fixed wireless and wholesale network infrastructure provider, Swoop, has announced the appointment of John Phillips as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) ahead of its proposed listing on the ASX in April.

Published in People Moves

One of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's contributions to the national broadband network, the HFC network, has been termed a dog's breakfast by a retail service provider.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 05 February 2021 15:27

Pentanet passes subscriber milestone

Recently-listed WA ISP Pentanet now has more than 10,000 subscribers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Claiming a "world-record" for long-range 5G transmission using mmWave technology, Australia's government-owned National Broadband Network company is actively developing "new options to further optimise the performance and customer experience of the nbn Fixed Wireless network".

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 14 December 2020 16:58

5G fixed wireless ready for takeoff: analyst

Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that 5G fixed wireless is about to replicate the success of 4G for this application.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 07 December 2020 09:09

Record 1Gbps over 6.5km achieved on 5G mmWave

An Italian trial of 5G mmWave for fixed wireless has achieved a record 1Gbps over a distance of 6.5km.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

With Telstra receiving payments from NBN Co for each Telstra customer that connects to an NBN connection, Telstra's 5G Home Internet rollout has to be targeted, but promises from 50 to 300Mbps speeds with a 500GB data cap for $85 per month - and there are 215Mbps Superfast and 250Mbps Ultrafast options for FTTP and HFC but not FTTN customers, and faster typical evening speeds, too.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The annual losses incurred by NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, have been halved in 2019-20 year-on-year, according to the company's results which were announced on Tuesday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, then privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The best way forward for the national broadband network is for it to remain in government hands and be managed for strategic advantage, rather than commercial gain, a network expert has told iTWire.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Barring a major catastrophe, the Coalition Government will be able to announce within a fortnight or so that it has completed the rollout of the national broadband network and met its target. One can only hope that, at the same time, there will be an announcement about how the network will be upgraded.

Published in Open Sauce

NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network, lifted total revenue by 39% to $1.81 billion for the six months to the end of December 2019, with company chief Stephen Rue declaring the result “outstanding during a crucial time of the build”.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is poised to witness the highest growth in the global telecom and pay-TV market between 2019 and 2024 due to conducive telecom policies and rapid mobile and fibre network roll-outs, according to new research.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Coalition Government made the right choice back in 2013 to adopt a multi-technology mix for rolling out the national broadband network, ditching a Labor plan to have fibre to 93% of homes and service the rest through fixed wireless and satellite, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says.

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