Lightning Broadband Parent Designated An “SIP”

September 2nd, 2020.

Parent company of Lightning Broadband, Lynham Networks, has been officially declared a Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP) by the Australian Federal Government. So, what does this mean?

“UFO” Landing In Central Africa An “Internet” Balloon

August 27th, 2020.

A “UFO” that landed in a jungle in the Democratic Republic of Congo turned out to be another Loon balloon.

Streaming Subscriptions Soar In Australia

August 20th, 2020.

As more Australians stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, home entertainment subscriptions have seen a mighty boost.

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman And The TIO Scheme

August 12th, 2020.

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) helps consumers and small businesses with unresolved complaints about their phone or internet service. The TIO Scheme plays a crucial role in this process.

Amazon’s Project Kuiper Gets FCC Approval

August 5th, 2020.

The night sky is going to get even more cluttered – Amazon was last week granted approval by the U.S. feds to deploy more than 3,200 broadband satellites.

What Is The Australian Broadband Advisory Council?

July 30th, 2020.

Last week, the Morrison Government established the Australian Broadband Advisory Council (ABAC) – so what is it, who’s on it and what will they seek to achieve?

More Prestigious Projects For Lightning Broadband

July 23rd, 2020.

Lightning Broadband’s residential development portfolio has grown rapidly – and is continuing to expand with recent announcements of significant apartment projects.

Fixed Line Broadband Bandwidth And Data Demand Forecast

July 16th, 2020.

A report released early this week takes a shot at predicting how much data Australians will download monthly in 2028 and what their peak bandwidth demand will be.

Australian Broadband Speeds Still Lagging Behind

July 9th, 2020.

Even with the National Broadband Network now pretty much fully in place, Australia is still stacking up poorly against other countries when it comes to fixed broadband speeds.

Broadband Access Guarantee For All Australians Now Law

July 2nd, 2020.

When the clock ticked over to the new financial year on Wednesday, legislation kicked in enshrining in law guaranteed access to broadband services.

Speedy Broadband For SA School Students

June 25th, 2020.

South Australia’s Marshall Government says it has now delivered high speed internet to just about every public school in the state.

Australian Government Encouraging Businesses To Get Cracking Online

June 18th, 2020.

Results of a recent survey indicates Australians are increasingly supporting local business in an online environment.

Australia’s Rankings In The Global 5G Market

June 10th, 2020.

Technology research firm Omdia has ranked Australia 12th out of the 22 countries it analysed for deployment of 5G technology. Australia may have been well down the list, but importantly – we beat the Kiwis.

NBN Co’s Continued Colossal Copper Cable Buy Up

June 4th, 2020.

It’s been reported a total of 49,620 kilometres of copper has been acquired for use in in the National Broadband Network, and purchases continued right up until quite recently.

Tiny “Rainbow Chip” Revs Up Broadband Speed Potential

May 27th, 2020.

Technology in a tiny chip could help Australia (and the world) keep up with the ever-increasing demands on connectivity.

Once More: 5G Has Nothing To Do With COVID-19

May 21st, 2020.

It’s hard to believe misinformation linking COVID-19 to 5G technology is still being bandied about and accepted, but unfortunately it is.

Cash For Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

May 14th, 2020.

Following a recent report on the impact of Australia’s horrendous bushfire season on telecommunications, the Federal Government has announced a telecoms resiliency package.

Bushfire Telecommunications Review Report Released

May 6th, 2020.

A recently published report summarises the impact of Australia’s recent bushfire crisis on telecommunications services.

“Sun Visor” Trial For SpaceX Starlink Broadband Satellites

May 1st, 2020.

SpaceX will be trialing some new tricks with its broadband satellites in an effort to stop annoying some folks and freaking out others here on terra firma.

More Mobile Broadband Coverage For The Bush

April 24th, 2020.

182 new base stations are to be installed in locations throughout regional and remote Australia under Round 5 of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Getting Started With Video Conferencing

April 17th, 2020.

In this stay-at-home era, video conferencing for businesses has exploded in popularity – and thankfully, it’s neither difficult to use (for the most part) nor expensive to maintain visual contact with employees and colleagues. In fact, some businesses will find it won’t cost them anything.

COVID-19 And 5G – Conspiracy Theories Go Too Far

April 10th, 2020.

Sometimes conspiracy theories can be amusing. But linking communications technology 5G to COVID-19 is not one of them.

The Mark Making Its Mark With Superfast Broadband

April 1st, 2020.

Residents and tenants have begun moving into The Mark – and moving on to truly superfast broadband.

COVID-19: Streaming Services Doing Their Bit

March 27th, 2020.

With so many around the world stuck at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, video streaming services are seeing more activity – and that’s a potential problem.

Is The NBN Coronavirus-Ready?

March 20th, 2020.

Doubts have been raised by some that Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) will cope with the rapid increase in the number of Australians working from home and self-isolating due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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