The NBN Co's latest pricing review appears to be a massive waste of time, with the company putting up ideas, ignoring feedback on all but minor issues and then just ploughing on with own agenda, one retail service provider says.
Both Tasmania's casinos were attacked by Windows ransomware around Easter, according to a statement from the owner.
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.
Telstra has passed new milestones with 400 Queensland 5G sites now on-air and both the 450th Telstra 5G site on-air in Victoria and the 30th Tasmanian 5G site also on air, as the telco’s 5G rollouts continues apace.
The NBN Co's efforts to make it possible to get gigabit speeds on HFC will help alleviate the scaling problem that exists due to the pricing model for CVC, according to the head of a small ISP.
The NBN Co's decision to offer an increase in the CVC included with 100Mbps plans from 2.5Mbps to 3Mbps will not provide a speed boost to the extent that those reading certain media outlets would expect, the head of a small Tasmanian retail service provider says.
The Australian competition watchdog has the right intentions when it fines Internet service providers for not living up to the speed claims they make, a small ISP says, but adds that the NBN Co should not be allowed to get off scot-free.
The NBN Co's latest promotional move, offering retail service providers $160 for each customer who signs up for a 100Mbps service, effectively requires these customers not to downgrade or disconnect until January 2021, according to the head of a small ISP.
A full-fibre national broadband network would have cost much more, possibly as much as an extra $40 billion, but it will have to be built some time as it is the only technology that can do the heavy lifting Australia will need into the future, the head of a small ISP claims.
The NBN Co has issued a blog post warning that congestion on the broadband network may "fluctuate" as it forces providers to choose between the original pricing and the new "bundled" pricing system.
The prediction made by the chief of Launceston-based ISP Launtel that smaller retail service providers selling NBN plans would be in difficulty after October appears to be coming true, with one small provider, MyRepublic, announcing that it would raise its prices from 27 October.
The advertising restrictions placed on the use of the term congestion-free by Internet service provider Aussie Broadband by the competition watchdog have been questioned by the head of a small ISP in Tasmania, who has asked why the ACCC does not also object to the use of the term "unlimited" in broadband advertisements.
Tasmanian school Scotch Oakburn College has selected a Hewlett Packard Enterprise hyperconverged and Pointnext solution designed to boost its performance and improve the user experience, while minimising connectivity disruptions and operational costs.
Launceston has gone live with new fibre-to-the-premise (FttP) services from the national broadband network after Tasmanian-owned telco Launtel turned on what it claims are some of the fastest Internet services of any city in Australia.
Vodafone is expanding its Tasmanian network with six new towers in and around Launceston and upgrading a number of existing sites to provide improved 4G services to its customers in the city.
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