Federal Minister for Communications Senator Bridget McKenzie said yesterday that 2018 has seen regional Australians connected “like never before”.
Fibre broadband will soon overtake copper-based internet access among our cousins across the ditch, but it seems fibre speeds still leave a bit to be desired in New Zealand.
The Northern Territory Government reports a major project milestone for the Tiwi Islands fibre optic connection to Darwin is complete.
The Fibre To The Home (FTTH) Council Europe wants to see a crackdown on how the term fibre is used in marketing broadband services in the EU.
Huawei is continuing to have a huge deal of trouble kicking goals relating to 5G in our neck of the woods.
Many residents of Geelong in Victoria have been wondering when Lightning Broadband will be available in their city. The good news is the company will have its first Geelong presence in the next 12 months.
Close to half of Australia’s 4.5 million residents connected to the NBN are on broadband plans of 50Mbps or faster – but a large number are still on 12Mbps.
While fixed line broadband speeds in Australia are generally improving, some Australians are still experiencing substantially lower performance than their plan indicates.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Demonstrating how flexible fixed wireless internet can be, Melbourne ISP Lightning Broadband has set up a temporary connection to a building site using a construction crane as a receiver tower.
It’s been estimated that the world’s one billionth fixed broadband subscriber was connected last month – again drawing attention to how fast the internet has been adopted globally in a comparatively short space of time. Image: Point Topic While the internet we’re familiar with can be traced back to the 1960’s, it’s really only been […]
Complaints regarding phone and internet services in Australia increased significantly for the 2017-18 financial year says the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, however the final quarter saw the situation improving. The TIO was established in 1993 is an independent dispute resolution service assisting Australians in resolving complaints with their phone company or internet service provider (ISP). Its […]
A second tranche of funding has been announced by Western Australia’s McGowan Government that will deliver high speed broadband to more than 100 farms and agricultural enterprises. The Digital Farm Grants program is a $5 million State Government initiative designed to deliver services to residents and businesses in parts of the South-West, Wheatbelt and Peel […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ final Internet Activity Survey was published this week and indicates downloads are continuing to grow rapidly.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently announced its final set of rules to improve the experience for Australians shifting to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were in effect and the Authority is now turning more of its attention to industry compliance. Image: Pexels A series of rules have been rolled out over the […]
Melbourne-based ISP Lightning Broadband appeared on 7 News across Australia last night, demonstrating how fast its non-NBN internet service is. The following screenshot from the segment shows the speed at which an apartment building in Melbourne is connected via Lightning Broadband – a staggering off-the-dial reading of 5,000Mbps+. “We over-engineer the network so there’s no […]
Tiwi Islanders can look forward to more reliable communications after the Northern Territory Government announced early this week it was investing $8.5 million to establish a 60km undersea optic fibre cable to the Islands. Image: Google The Tiwi Islands are situated 80 km to the north of Darwin. The two inhabited islands are Melville and […]
A recently released report indicates a significant percentage of Australian small and medium businesses didn’t find a switch to the NBN smooth sailing. The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s “NBN consumer experience: Households and businesses—the end-to-end journey” report follows on from a snapshot provided earlier this year of households. Image: OpenClipart-Vectors 1,153 small and medium-sized […]
Chinese communications giant Huawei, a core developer of 5th Generation Wireless (5G) technology, has been banned from participating in Australia’s 5G rollout – and the company is not happy. After an extensive review on national security risks to 5G networks, the Australian Government arrived at a view changes required by the integration of 5G will […]
What is “deep fiber” – and why should developers/owners of multi-tenanted commercial and apartment buildings in Australia care about it? Demand from households and businesses for speedy internet connectivity is only increasing. The pressure is on for owners/developers of apartment and commercial buildings such as shopping malls and office blocks to keep up in order […]
It seems over half of airline passengers would be willing to give up their inflight alcoholic drink or meal if it means they could get internet access. While it wasn’t so long ago that internet access on flights being unavailable was a given and accepted, expectations of airline passengers are changing with advances in aviation […]
Australia’s Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services market is continuing to grow rapidly, with a year-on-year increase in subscriptions of 54% reported. Emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte reports SVOD subscriptions reached 9.1 million at the end of June 2018, with an estimated 43 per cent of Australian households subscribed to SVOD services – up from […]
Australians spent a whopping 21.9 billion hours on the Internet in one form or another between April 2017 and March 2018 says recently released research from Roy Morgan. Image: rawpixel. This figure was clocked up at home, at school, while at work, traveling or elsewhere, and was up 2.1 billion hours on the 12 months […]
If you’re looking for a bit of copper wire, NBN Co may be able to help as they appear to have all of it. Senator Anne Urquhart asked NBN Co how many metres of new copper had NBN purchased to date ( being June 12, 2018). Image: disign The response: “In answer to Question on […]
X (formerly called Google X) has announced its internet via balloon project Loon has been spun off as a separate business under the Alphabet umbrella. Image: Project Loon Project Loon has involved the use solar powered balloons to create an aerial wireless network able to deliver internet connectivity to users on the ground in underserved […]
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night – prepaid dialup internet access from Optus will cease in 9 days; marking the end of an era for the telecommunications company. For many of us who have been kicking around internet for a while, these sounds would provide some fond (and perhaps also frustrating) memories. This is […]