ANALYSIS A Facebook engineer issued a command to assess the availability of global backbone capacity and this, unintentionally, took down all the connections in the company's backbone, effectively cutting off all its data centres, the company says.
Entertainment on demand is already a well-established service in the US and UK, and client demand has driven its expansion in Germany, and next in Australia, according to data, brands, and insights research firm Kantar.
Despite the eased restrictions during early 2021, pandemic-wary Australians are switching on entertainment subscriptions at a rapid pace and had a total of 42 million subscriptions at the end of June 2021, up from 37 million in June 2020, according to new research from emerging technology analyst firm, Telsyte.
Optus is introducing Optus SubHub - an application that simplifies content subscriptions and memberships by putting them in one place and allowing eligible Optus customers to save money and discover new content options.
ACMA has released subscription video on demand Australian content results for 2019-2020. As at 30 June 2020, Australian program titles representing 3,080 hours of content was available on these services.
Whether it's Netflix, Disney+, Stan, Binge, Foxtel Go or some other TV streaming service, Finder has found 44% of Aussies "freeload off a friend or family member's" subscription, equating to an estimated 8.5 million Australians "moochers".
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered hundreds of thousands of leaked streaming service accounts, with damages estimated to have reached $38M. NordVPN has some advice on how to stop this from happening, and what to do to keep your accounts safe.
Turning the phrase "Netflix and Chill" on its head, Finder says that buffering issues experienced by those watching streaming media services are suffering from "Netflix and freeze".
Increased broadband speeds have improved performances of popular streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube during mid-September and October when compared to a pre-COVID baseline of February 2020, according to the ACCC.
More Australians are using the Internet to view and listen to content more than ever before, according to new research.
NBN speeds and performance declined as Australians followed social distancing instructions to stay home due to COVID-19, but picked up following measures by NBN Co and streaming providers, according to the competition regulator, the ACCC.
Evening peak broadband usage has increased by 25%, with millions of Australians now isolated at home because of COVID-19, according to telcommunications and broadband services provider Aussie Broadband.
One in three (39%) Australians already face regular streaming dropouts and the demand for the Internet is about to surge as more Australians remain housebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to comparison website Finder which says telcos should purchase more capacity from the NBN to help Internet users working from home through the crisis.
Nvidia has released two new Shield TV models in Australia
GUEST CONTRIBUTION By Dean Chester, CoolTechZone: How often do we see advertisements hailing a service as “the best VPN for Netflix” as if that is the primary reason to use a virtual private network? Quite often, and sometimes they are made by the providers themselves.
GUEST CONTRIBUTION: How often do we see advertisements hailing a service as “the best VPN for Netflix” as if that is the primary reason to use a virtual private network? Quite often, and sometimes they are made by the providers themselves.
Australians are spending less time talking on their mobile phones and downloading substantially more data than they were even a year ago, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.
With the first commercial launches of 5G networks occurring throughout this year, 2020 has been identified as the year in which 5G connectivity starts to replace costly rollouts of fibre networks in remote areas, according to Juniper Research.
Foxtel has announced the addition of the Netflix app to the Foxtel Now box "offering subscribers the ability to experience even more great entertainment all in one place, at the best value".
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