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Optus 5G home Internet is an NBN killer For a while now, there have been mutterings here and there that the NBN Co's vain attempts to raise its average revenue per user — which has the fancy acronym ARPU — will face a real challenge once 5G gets a foothold in the community and retail service providers decide to use it to challenge the government monopoly.

10th July 2020

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Video conference, streaming services ‘held up well’ under COVID 19 Steps taken by NBN Co and service providers meant that broadband speeds and connectivity held up well during May 2020 despite a big increase in the use of video conferencing and streaming services due to COVID-19, according to the ACCC.

8th July 2020

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Australia's broadband network in a diabolical position after 'completion', says expert An academic, who was part of the advisory panel for the NBN for the Labor Party, says Australia is now in a diabolical position as far as its broadband network goes, despite all the self-congratulatory rhetoric about how the network has been delivered on time and how it is holding up under the strain of extra traffic due to people working from home.

7th July 2020

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Alice Springs gets first Indigenous satellite ground station Two state-of-the-art commercial satellite ground stations have been built in Alice Springs with funds from Indigenous Business Australia, the first such facility on Aboriginal-owned land.

2nd July 2020

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EME levels near small cell base stations very low, says ACMA Electromagnetic energy (EME) levels at radio transmitters for mobile phone services at small cell sites across Australia are very low, according to a new report by the telecommunications regulator ACMA.

25th June 2020

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TelSoc and Huawei jointly invite you to our webinar and launch of our joint discussion paper ‘The Gigabit Gap’ on Monday 29th June at 1100. With the volume rollout of the National Broadband Network being completed in the coming days there are crucial questions over what happens now with Australia’s largest ever infrastructure project.

23rd June 2020

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Budde calls on govt to issue plan for next stage of NBN The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.

22nd June 2020

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The NBN is done. Does the NBN now need to be redone? COMMENT: Barring a major catastrophe, the Coalition Government will be able to announce within a fortnight or so that it has completed the rollout of the national broadband network, meeting its target. One can only hope that, at the same time, there will be an announcement about how the network will be upgraded.

15th June 2020

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NEC selected to build Asia Pacific submarine cable Japan's NEC has been selected by the Asia Direct Cable Consortium to construct the 9,400-kilometre long Asia Pacific submarine cable which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

13th June 2020

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Australians increasingly shift online to access services during COVID-19 Lifestyle habits of Australians have undergone a major shift since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, with record numbers of Australians exploring online substitutes for everything from access to health support services to exercise, skills training and entertainment, according to new survey by NBN Co, the operators of the National Broadband Network.

2nd June 2020