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Megaport continues to burn through cash across FY18

(Image: Megaport) Australian interconnection services provider Megaport remains very much in an expansion phase, as the company is projecting cash outflow of AU$19.5 million in the first quarter of FY19, which in a matter of three months almost eclipses the AU$23.6 million outflow from operating activities experienced over the course ...

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Telco complaints at lowest point since late 2016: Comms Alliance

(Image: Communications Alliance) Optus has continued its year-long residence at the top of the Communications Alliance’s Complaints in Context index that sees the telco most often having complaints referred to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) as a proportion of services in operation. Across the period from April to June 2018, ...

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MyRepublic pays AU$25k NBN speed claims penalty

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that MyRepublic has been fined AU$25,200 for allegedly making false or misleading representations about its National Broadband Network (NBN) service performance. The ACCC had issued MyRepublic with two infringement notices, saying that between December 2017 and April 2018, the retailer marketed ...

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Vocus completes Australia Singapore Cable laying

The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) has been laid, with the final splice made to the south east of Singapore, and is moving into “full configuration” mode, Vocus announced on Monday morning. CEO and managing director Kevin Russell hailed the work of his team and Alcatel Submarine Networks, with the company ...

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T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla

(Image: Ookla) Ookla’s mobile networks speed report for the first half of 2018 is in, with T-Mobile taking the fastest download speed crown while Minneapolis has become the fastest city in the United States, and Minnesota the fastest state. According to the report, the mean download speed in the US ...

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TIO recommends NBN retailers stop losing phone numbers

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has criticised telcos for losing customers’ phone numbers during the migration to National Broadband Network (NBN) services, publishing four recommendations to industry on preventing this. According to the TIO, while it does not happen frequently, losing phone numbers could “cause significant detriment to those residential ...

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NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has revealed that it saw the most faults on active services after eighteen months of service on its fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) network, and the least on its satellite service. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said it is “not straightforward” to compare ...

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Kodak KashMiner 'scam' halted: Report

The Kodak KashMiner (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Plans to use the Kodak-branded bitcoin miner labelled “KashMiner” have been abandoned, according to a report, after critics panned the planned return on investment for those using the machines. According to a report by the BBC, Spotlite CEO Halston Mikail said the United States ...

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