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GUEST INTERVIEW: Unlike some telcos that have halved NBN upload speeds and raised prices in the middle of the latest pandemic lockdowns, MATE hasn't done so, while also avoiding the ridiculousness of cheaper prices for 6 months after which prices go up, while offering competitive NBN and mobile pricing, and genuinely good deals through its new "Mates Rates" service.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Unlike some telcos that have halved NBN upload speeds and raised prices in the middle of the latest pandemic lockdowns, MATE hasn't done so, while also avoiding the ridiculousness of cheaper prices for 6 months after which prices go up, while offering competitive NBN and mobile pricing, and genuinely good deals through its new "Mates Rates" service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Not all non connections are capable of delivering the maximum speeds of higher speed NBN plans, and Telstra has apologised for not communicating this properly in the past, and said "we have made significant improvements to how we manage communicating nbn speed information to our customers", so what else does Telstra's California-based global connectivity and platforms exec, Sanjay Nayak have to say about it all?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

There are now more than 8.1 million household and business services connected to the NBN, according to a new ACCC report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 11:05

5G, between challenges and opportunities

GUEST OPINION by George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon: The advent of 5G is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the tech world today, for good reason. The technology is expected to provide a $5 billion boost to Australia’s economy by 2030, according to Deloitte and Telstra, leading to the creation of countless new jobs and opportunities.

Published in Guest Opinion

Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider OptiComm has announced that it is in the final stages of developing Australia’s first Ten Gigabit per Second Passive Optical Network (XGS-PON) – the next generation Passive Optical Network (PON) – allowing residential customers to access a nominal line speed of up to 1Gbps, and commercial customers to reach speeds up to 10Gbps.

Published in Networking

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has launched new higher speed Internet plans in response to what it says has been strong demand for higher speed services from new customers. The plans include a new “close to” 1Gbps service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Nokia is claiming the world’s fastest 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air (OTA) network in tests performed in Dallas, Texas on base station equipment being deployed in major US carriers' commercial networks.

Customers of Telstra and its subsidiary broadband provider, Belong, that upgraded to higher-speed NBN plans will be proactively contacted if they are not getting the maximum speed available under the plan.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Consumers who know what their NBN plan’s ‘typical evening speed’ should are more satisfied with their provider (78%) than those who do not know (68.1%) according to a new research report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Getting phones to run at faster speeds when benchmark software is detected is what Huawei has been discovered doing, with the tech maker fessing up and issuing a statement.

Published in Home Tech

With my 4G smartphone able to offer vastly faster upload and download speeds than all NBN connections in existence today, and while the NBN says it does offer gigabit connections, when NBN Co wants you to ask "how much speed do you need?", it doesn't expect gigabit will be your answer. 

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A newly published study has questioned whether Australians have now lost interest in their national broadband network, the NBN, given the time it is taking to roll out the network nationally and the negative stories about disappointing speeds and connection issues.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

If you want six months free access to TPG's forthcoming new Australian mobile network, with unlimited data at 1Mbps speeds after 1GB at 4G LTE speeds, with the catch of non-national access and $9.99 per month after that, then read on.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Gold Coast-based telco Think Mobile has warned consumers to review their usage of mobile data and compare the full network speed cost-per-gigabyte of data when considering the new unlimited data plans on the market.  

Published in Data

Singtel claims to have achieved the world’s first 1Gbps mobile peak speed on Ericsson’s quad-band FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation technology.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Proudly boasting of doing a deal with the ACCC on NBN speed issues, Australia's top telco says providing great customer service is its number one priority."

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:13

No CHOICE but to be reminded of your telco rights

Consumer advocate CHOICE is reminding Australians that if they're suffering "ongoing telco issues", it is possible to leave a contract without penalty, but the right steps must be taken.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Promising “action to deliver better broadband to Australians” with 4G back-up, proactive speed tests and the telco’s “30 day network satisfaction guarantee”, Vodafone has entered the NBN market at last.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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