ISPs grapple with outages during COVID-19 lockdown In contrast to both the Asia Pacific region and rest of the world, the outage numbers for Internet Service Providers in Australia didn’t peak in March to coincide with the majority of Covid 19 lockdown orders, according to a new 2020 Internet Performance report.

7th August 2020

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NBN satellite outage caused by extreme weather event The NBN Co's Sky Muster satellite was hit by an outage today due to an extreme weather event, with services not available from about 10.30am till 4pm.

6th August 2020

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Telstra set to sell Clayton data centre for $416.7 million Australia’s largest telecommunications operator Telstra is selling its data centre complex in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of Clayton for $416.7 million to industrial property investment company Centuria Industrial REIT.

5th August 2020

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Australia bucks trend as global broadband speeds plunge with lockdown Global broadband speeds have dropped significantly during COVID 19 lockdown periods, according to a new report which reveals that Australia bucked the global trend with a small rise in measured speed of +5.38% during its lockdown period.

4th August 2020

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Fletcher claims 5G misinformation being spread by state actors According to Communications Minister Paul Fletcher, people who are raising doubts about the safety of 5G — or tying it to the COVID-19 outbreak — could be state-based actors — aka spies from another country — who are spreading this misinformation to divide Australia.

3rd August 2020

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ACCC loses pre-payment case appeal against TPG The Australian consumer watchdog has lost an appeal against a pre-payment scheme being used by telecommunications provider TPG Telecom, with the Full Federal Court finding for the company on Thursday.

31st July 2020

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Consumers shift to online purchases of smartphones due to pandemic Data, insights and consulting firm Kantar says smartphone purchasing has shifted to online channels during the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly two-thirds of sales in the second quarter of 2020 coming from digital buys, up 11% year-on-year in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, France, the US and Japan.

30th July 2020

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Global spend on 5G network infrastructure almost doubling in 2020 Technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast that global expenditure on 5G network infrastructure will almost double this year to reach US$8.1 billion (A$11.3 billion).

29th July 2020

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Dear TelSoc Member, This is a reminder to pay your membership for TelSoc for 2020/21, which was due on 1st July. For $120 pa (no GST), this represents good value for what is one of the oldest and most prestigious societies in Australia (founded 1874)

29th July 2020

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US FCC approves Southern Cross NEXT cable system landing license The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the landing license of international bandwidth provider Southern Cross Cable Network’s NEXT cable system.

28th July 2020

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