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The Federal Government has released a new industry code that it claims will stop scam calls by detecting, tracing and blocking them.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Any time the NBN Co is taking a hammering over the abysmal speeds on the network which it is building at a cost of $57 billion — and still counting — there is a bid to make things look better.

Published in Open Sauce

The NBN Co has indulged in various kinds of spin over the years to project itself as an organisation that is doing a brilliant job at rolling out a broadband network in Australia and thus its latest stunt, to keep some of its accounts hidden and reveal them only at the half-year and full-year results stages, should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Published in Open Sauce

As reported earlier by iTWire, Australia's Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, has said 2021 will be "the year of 5G" with the first allocation of mmWave 26Ghz 5G due in April to complement already available 5G services from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 16:46

Fletcher says 2021 will be year of 5G in Australia

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says next year will be the year of 5G in Australia as the Federal Government has scheduled allocations of both high-band and low-band spectrum for use by 5G services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Two days ago, the NBN Co, that august organisation which is building the national broadband network, issued a media statement listing the first areas in the country which would get the means to upgrade to fibre as outlined in September.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government has announced grants to four major telcos for temporary, portable communications facilities that can be deployed to overcome network outages during bushfires and natural disasters.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Competitiveness, national security, access to services and the efficient deployment of new networks and technologies are among the priorities outlined by the Federal Gvernment in its statement of expecations given to the competition regulator, the ACCC, as part of the Commission’s oversight of Australia’s telecommunications industry.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Coalition Government's decision to provide fibre connections to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all by the end of 2023, has been welcomed by tech experts, but there have been some reservations about what the policy would actually achieve.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 10:39

Coalition's fibre backflip no Damascene conversion

While many people are rejoicing over the Coalition Government's backflip on its NBN policy and its announcement that it will spend to get fibre delivered to up to eight million subscribers in all, nobody should for a moment think that this is some Damascene conversion.

Published in Open Sauce

Fibre to the premises will be available to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all, by the end of 2023, with the NBN Co to spend about $3.5 billion to upgrade connections, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland says the announcement made by NBN Co on Tuesday, about spending up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres, shows that the Liberal party does not have a clue about either technology or economics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:47

Optus switches on 100th mobile black spot tower

Optus has switched on its 100th mobile black spot tower, with a newly activated tower going live at the south east Queensland town of Boreen Point, as it works towards its goal of delivering a total of 47 mobile black spot sites across Queensland.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt has taken out the Australian communications industry’s most prestigious accolade, with the award of the title of Communications Ambassador 2020 at this year’s ACOMM awards.

The Federal Government has announced enhancements to the way telecommunications services are delivered in new developments, which it says are designed to provide people moving into new apartment and housing developments with better and cheaper access to high speed broadband services.

National Broadband Network connectivity has a critical role to play in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future, according to a new research report, which estimates it could add $15.6 billion to the value of the farming, forestry and fishery sectors.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 139,963 household and business users of fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN still cannot get the mandated speeds of 25Mbps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Forty-one small and regional Australian publishers will share in $5 million in grants made available in the 2020 round of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Government has called for applications under the Alternative Voice Services Trials program aimed at testing new ways of delivering voice services in rural and remote Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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