Optus testing 5G mmWave technology with Ericsson, first call completed Australia’s second biggest telco Singtel Optus has started testing 5G mmWave technology with Sweden's Ericsson, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
30th June 2020
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
UK changes tack again: no Huawei 5G gear after 2023, says report The British Government appears to have changed its mind again on deploying equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, if a new report is to be believed.
1st June 2020
Optus hit by revenue, profit declines in ‘challenging’ times Australia’s second largest telco has suffered an operating revenue decline of 2% to A$8,954 million for the full year to the end of March, despite higher NBN migration revenue offsetting lower equipment and service sales.
28th May 2020
UK changes Huawei 5G stance, to eliminate gear by 2023 Ahead of a visit to the US in June, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to reduce the involvement of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in the country's 5G network to zero by the end of 2023, a report claims.
25th May 2020
How much will it cost the US to block TSMC from selling to Huawei? ANALYSIS The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will have to get a rather large amount from the US in incentives if it is make its proposed new factory in Arizona commercially successful and avoid any issues with its business in China.
22nd May 2020
Complaints about faulty phones, Internet services dominate TIO report Residential consumers and small businesses made 32,441 complaints about phone and internet services to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) over three months between January to March this year - with a massive 70% of the complaints coming from users not having a working phone or Internet service.
20th May 2020
NBN downloads set new baseline record NBN Co has revealed that download throughput reached a new high in the week of 27 April 2020 with evening downloads on the NBN between 27 April and 3 May 2020 clocked at 26% higher than the pre-COVID baseline.
7th May 2020
Optus launches family plan to protect children online Almost half of Australian parents (45%) do not have existing measures in place to protect their children online, according to a new Optus report. And based on the findings, Australia’s second largest telco has launched a new plan.
5th May 2020
COVIDSafe: AWS using Chinese-owned data centre in Sydney Questions have been raised over the fact that the American cloud provider Amazon Web Services, which was given a Federal Government contract to store data collected by the Government's COVIDSafe app, is using a data centre in Sydney which is fully owned by a Chinese company.
29th April 2020