Vodafone nbn customers get backup wireless service

02 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Vodafone will offer its new Wi-Fi Hub modem, capable of providing both fixed and mobile broadband for free mobile data services, to customers waiting for a Vodafone nbn service.

Black Box Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ single-mode media converter

01 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Black Box Network Services Australia

The Black Box Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ single-mode media converter connects with fibre and provides power to remote PoE devices.

Aussie Ethernet switch market takes a "bashing" in Q1

28 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ongoing cloud and wireless last-metre substitution triggered a strong 21% decline in the Australian wired Ethernet switch market during the first quarter, IDC estimates.

Connectivity and IoT specialists join forces

26 July, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

B+B SmartWorx has announced a partnership with Reekoh to boost its IoT-focused integration and interoperability capabilities.

Optus earmarks $1bn to boost regional mobile coverage

21 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has announced what it says is one of the largest investments in regional mobile infrastructure in Australia's history, with plans to spend $1bn by June next year to build 500 new mobile sites.

Two-thirds of regional Australians can access nbn

18 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The nbn's fixed wireless rollout is continuing at a fast pace, with an extra 45 towers due to have been deployed across June and July, while retail nbn satellite providers have agreed to raise allocations at little extra cost.

Commonwealth Games powered by Cisco network tech

18 July, 2017

Network infrastructure for the XXI Commonwealth Games will be supplied by Cisco Australia.

NordVPN to fight China on VPN ban

12 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NordVPN says it will do all it can to continue providing access to VPNs for China's users, following reports that a ban will take effect next February.

Morrow accused of telling fibs about satellite plans

11 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former nbn co CTO Gary McLaren has accused the company's current CEO, Bill Morrow, of falsely claiming that it has only recently decided to use its second satellite as anything other than a backup for the first.

Keep the nbn providers honest: CHOICE

10 July, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Consumer rights advocate CHOICE wants everyday Australians to join a national monitoring program to "keep internet service providers on the nbn honest".

High FTTP costs inevitable in Australia: nbn co

06 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia will always be one of the most expensive countries in which to connect with FTTP due to its low population density, according to nbn co's network engineering chief, Peter Ryan.

EscapeNet wins $7.6m GigCity Adelaide contract

29 June, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

The South Australian government has appointed local company EscapeNet to deliver the $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network.

New law would guarantee 25 Mbps broadband

23 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government's newly tabled Telecommunications Reform Package would require nbn co to provide wholesale broadband services with speeds of at least 25 Mbps to every premise nationwide.

Nearly half of SMEs have overseas ambitions

21 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey from nbn co found that 46% of Australian small businesses either already operate overseas or are planning an international expansion.

ACCC wants you to monitor the nbn

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC is soliciting volunteers for a new program designed to monitor the real-world performance of fixed nbn services to provide consumers with more transparent information.

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