Tuesday, 03 September 2019 14:19

Landlines now a minority

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The decline in the number of Australian households with a landline telephone connection has accelerated. For the first time, reputable statistics show that there are now more Australian homes without a landline than with one.

Enterprise software provider TechnologyOne has signed a new multi-year, $1.2 million agreement with Queensland’s Fraser Coast Regional Council to replace a number of the council’s on-premise legacy software applications including asset management, payroll and electronic document management.

Telstra has informed the Australian Stock Exchange that it is revising downward by $400 million its FY20 income guidance following the release of the NBN Co's corporate plan for 2020-23 last week.

Optus has unveiled CX Academy and a program for its employees designed to improve customer experience and services outcomes.

Saturday, 31 August 2019 14:33

No NBN upgrades planned for FttN

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NBN Co is planning bandwidth improvements for FttC (fibre to the curb) and HFC (hybrid fibre coax) customers. But premises connected via FttN (fibre to the node) will receive no enhancements, at least during the life of the new NBN 2020-23 Corporate Plan.

Australia's broadband builder NBN Co says network building will continue beyond the stated deadline of June 2020, to hook up 100,000 premises defined as "complex installations, which include properties that are difficult to access and some culturally significant areas and heritage sites".

Australian brands and Australian products will be live-streamed to millions of Chinese consumers via Chinese opinion leader Lia Baby at Alibaba Group’s annual eCommerce Expo which has kicked off in Sydney with the aim of connecting Australian and New Zealand businesses with new export markets in China.

Global technology association ISACA is staging its first-ever worldwide day of volunteerism in October.

Unified communications and collaboration tools (UCC) are the new “office of the future” staple in Australia’s digitally-driven office, and anticipated to improve employee and business outcomes such as operational efficiency, employee productivity, and customer and client satisfaction, according to a new survey.

Australian-listed media and marketing company Crowd Media has executed a binding heads of agreement with an alliance of European strategic investors - the Invincible Investment Consortium (IIC) - to fund existing company requirements and the development of new business synergies and future joint ventures.

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