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Despite NBN Efforts, Landline still Matters in Rural Australia

The traditional way of communication may have been considered obsolete, especially now with the appearance of mobile devices and the age of the Internet. But for some areas, it’s considered as a part of the way they’re living, citing that it’s their best bet in communicating. This is what rural and remote areas of Australia […]

TELSTRA Admits Unauthorized Charges for 100,000 Subscribers

Looks like a lot of refunds are likely to roll out soon. The cats out of the bag as one Australian telecommunications and media company has admitted of charging almost 100,000 of customers after misleading them in subscribing and downloading digital content—ringtone, gaming, and more. According to a report by Gizmodo, the company behind such […]

NBN Still Has No Timetable for HFC Internet

Left again in the dark. National Broadband Network (NBN) subscribers are once again left in the dark regarding updates on recent projects. This time, customers are left in limbo on what is going to happen to the networking giant’s Hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) plans. People already knew about the delays regarding the project, which could cost […]

Nokia: 5G Will Help Ailing NBN

Nokia has stepped in the 5G fiasco, saying Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) will not be replaced by 5G. According to Nokia’s head of Fixed Networks, this is due to the incoming upgrade of the fixed-line technology, which is expected to carry bigger data allowances and to exceed speeds than wireless. According to a report […]

NBN Sizing Up Select Fixed Wireless Areas for 5G

At least 650 fixed wireless sites have been registered by the National Broadband Network (NBN) to operate in. However, these wireless sites are now prized 5G spectrum, making complications on demands by Vodafone in making the spectrum be transferred for commercial mobile use. According to iTnews, their investigation showed NBN Co was given first right […]

NBN Taps Speedcast for Long-Term NBN Sky Muster Partnership

In an effort to deliver wholesale business and enterprise satellite services to regional and remote Australia, NBN Co has struck a deal with remote communications and IT solutions provider Speedcast. The 10-year contract, which costed the networking giant $184 million, will work hand in hand with NBN Co in developing and enterprise satellite services for […]