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  • Smaller retail service providers who are selling NBN connections may be forced out of business after October this year when the bundles sold by NBN Co more or less become the single way that RSPs buy bandwidth from the company, Damian Ivereigh, chief executive of the small Tasmanian ISP Launtel,...

  • Telstra has launched three new "affordable smartphones", from the $99 Telstra Essential Plus, the $129 Alcatel 1X and the $199 Telstra Superior, which ain't so heavy on the wallet in your posterior. The three phones will be available in Telstra stores and online starting from August (now) for...

  • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping. The ABS issued its...

  • Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is likely to be allowed to play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia, but will face curbs on provision of equipment for what are deemed sensitive parts of the networks. The Australian  reported on Monday that despite a number of...

  • Kogan Internet has lowered its prices to be a smidgeon below Vodafone's newly lowered prices, but with Vodafone offering 4G backup, Vodafone wins the better value battle despite Kogan's cheaper pricing. Kogan Internet has lobbed ints latest salvo in the NBN price war, just days after Vodafone...

  • DOCSIS 3.1 is billed as "cutting edge cable broadband technology" that will "double downstream capacity on NBN Co Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network" and it is finally being enabled. NBN Co has announced it has "started enabling cutting edge cable technology DOCSIS 3.1 on its HFC network as it...

  • Australia has enviable mobile download speeds, averaging out at 50.53Mbps and sitting eighth in a list of 124 countries compiled by Ookla, the company that provides the online Speedtest application for testing download and upload speeds. But when...

  • Akamai reported that Fortnite Season 5 broke all previous traffic records, but what are some of the stats of traffic and more before Fortnite broke through the traffic door? As reported yesterday, Fortnite set a massive record for peak traffic for a single video game on Akamai.  The record...

  • Short-listed nominees for the communications industry ACOMMS awards are illustrative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed and mobile communications to next-generation available-anywhere, advanced services and applications, according to the Communications...

  • In the world of satisfied customers, Boost Mobile can rightly boast until blue in the face that they've won the 2018 Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Award. Boost Mobile, which bills itself as "the world’s largest youth telco brand", has been recognised for the first time by Canstar Blue...

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