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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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NEC to construct Bay to Bay Express Cable System

NEC has announced being chosen to construct the new 16,000km Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), which is being funded by a consortium including Facebook, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and China Mobile International to connect Singapore and Hong Kong with the United States. Pointing to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay ...

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