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Aussie Broadband draws ACCC ire over absolute claims

Oops Aussie Broadband, that’s a paddling. (Image: ACCC) Despite topping the latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) speed-monitoring report, Aussie Broadband has been told to remove claims its network was “congestion-free”. The ACCC said on Friday that Aussie Broadband had been promoting its network using such terms since July ...

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Telstra drops FY19 guidance by AU$300m due to NBN Corporate Plan

Telstra has provided what it called “modest” reductions in its FY19 guidance following the release of the National Broadband Network (NBN) Corporate Plan last week, with expected income dropping by AU$300 million. According to Telstra’s revised guidance, instead of income being between AU$26.5 billion and AU$28.4 billion, it is expected ...

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Vocus makes ASC ready early due to subsea cable outage

(Image: Vocus Communications) Vocus has announced making its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) ready for service two weeks early, shifting customers over from the SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) subsea cable due to the latter suffering a “major service disruption” between Singapore and Perth. Despite the ASC still being in its final testing stage ...

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NetComm Wireless launches industrial IoT device

(Image: NetComm Wireless) Australian communications equipment company NetComm Wireless has announced the launch of a new industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) device enabling 4G LTE connectivity for low-power, low-bandwidth things. The NetComm NTC-100 integrates duel LTE by connecting to both Cat M1 and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) networks, and is designed ...

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Vodafone trials regional 4G coverage tech

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has unveiled its new technology for helping improve mobile signal for voice, data, and Internet of Things (IoT) in regional areas, with its Vodafone Regional Coverage Hub. The telco said it has successfully trialled two of its devices — which are the size of a modem ...

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Vocus switches on ASC subsea cable system

(Image: Vocus Communications) Vocus has announced switching on its $170 million Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC), with the telecommunications submarine cable system to be ready for service as of September 14. Until then, Vocus is “finalising its testing phase”, according to new CEO Kevin Russell. “The Australia Singapore Cable will provide the ...

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Hawaiki partners with TE SubCom for second NOC

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP has announced signing on TE SubCom to provide an additional network operations centre (NOC) to support its subsea cable system between Australia, New Zealand, the west coast of the United States, and Hawaii. The backup NOC (B-NOC) services will be provided out of ...

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