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Thursday, 08 September 2022 16:04

Telstra and OneWeb testing LEO services in Australia

Telecommunications company Telstra and satellite communications operator OneWeb's joint testing of OneWeb's network of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites has progressed from the UK to Australia,

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Smaller broadband providers increased their market share in the NBN wholesale market in the June quarter 2022, and a record number of telcos now have their networks connected to the NBN at all of the available physical locations, according to a new report by the competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications company Optus has switched on a tower in Jimboomba, serving the population of 8,000 residents.

Published in Business Telecoms

The head of a network company founded by a former NBN Co executive to simplify fibre rollouts claims that the 19% increase in NBN customers adopting plans that are 50Mbps or higher is an indication that take-up of higher speed plans will become the norm.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

TPG Telecom is leveraging multi-gigabit fibre access and fibre extension solutions provider Adtran’s Gigabit Gfast fibre extension portfolio to upgrade existing broadband services to Gigabit speeds and attract new subscribers.

Published in Business Telecoms

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, recorded $5.1 billion in revenue for the full-year 2021-22, an increase of 10% year-on-year. But the company has yet to hit profitability, with the loss for the period being $1.46 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Ensuring that consumers have reliable access to broadband, mobile and landline services, no matter where they live in Australia, is the focus for the upcoming 2022 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference under the theme Better Basics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 28 July 2022 11:18

Impersonation scams still plague consumers

Consumers have been warned about ongoing scams where scammers are impersonating well-known telecommunications or tech companies like Telstra, NBN Co and Microsoft.

Published in Security

Broadband performance is stable across almost all the plans and providers the Measuring Broadband New Zealand program monitors, with 99% of Fibre 300, Fibre Max and HFC Max plans able to “comfortably” handle four simultaneous high-definition Netflix streams.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra has announced it is raising the cost of its monthly mobile plans by $3 to $4, citing rising inflation as the driver.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party's pledge during the election campaign to offer 90% of broadband users in the country higher speeds will not have the intended effect unless the price of the technology is lowered, the independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Aussie Broadband has been recognised as Australia’s best broadband provider at a telco industry awards event.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is ready to authorise more than US$640 million through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to fund new broadband deployments in 26 states bringing service to nearly 250,000 locations.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's biggest telco, Telstra, and OneWeb, a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore new solutions for improved digital connectivity across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australians are paying more for their broadband and mobile phone services than they were a year ago but are receiving faster NBN speeds and more data allowances in their mobile plans in return, the ACCC’s 2020-21 Communications Market Report shows.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has announced it will provide free broadband for a year to 30,000 homes which have no Internet connections, as part of its broadband policy for the upcoming election.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Labor's announcement that it would provide $2.4 billion for an additional 1.5 million homes to be provided with fibre if it were elected to office has been dismissed as "a continuation of the muddling-on process seen over the last decade."

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Malcolm Turnbull has some explaining to do about the costs of the NBN this morning, after Guardian Australia reported figures hidden in a report commissioned by him showed a full-fibre NBN or a multi-technology mix would have cost about the same.

Published in Open Sauce

If you want to experience 5G at maximum speeds, you'll need to do so using a smartphone capable of accessing 5G mmWave networks. In Australia, the only phone that's capable, for now, is the Google Pixel 6 Pro, although that will surely change in 2022 and beyond.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

TPG Telecom and Vodafone, two firms that merged last year, have both started offering 5G home Internet plans, in what is a welcome development for those stuck on the NBN.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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