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Turnbull's Small Town Thinking

Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the NBN approach for ignoring the VDSL potential in areas currently slated for wireless coverage. When you look at the current ADSL penetration in these areas you can see, he has a point.

June 2, 2013 by

Will users reject native 4G for Wi-Fi?

Long-term evolution (LTE) may be the technology that brings faster mobile broadband speeds, but research shows that users are rejecting native 3G connectivity for Wi-Fi, and, if history repeats itself, the same could occur for native 4G support in tablets.

March 21, 2012 by

iiNet slashes ADSL transfer times

The hassle of going weeks without fixed-line internet while switching between providers could be over after iiNet announced a new rapid-transfer system that will only mean hours of downtime for ADSL2+ or Naked DSL customers transferring from rival telcos, rather than up to two weeks.

March 19, 2012 by

Fanboys swoon, telcos cross themselves

Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?

March 7, 2012 by

Mobile to go Wi-Fi within a year: Cisco

Technologists at telecommunications hardware provider Cisco have predicted that within the next few months mobile carriers will begin to use offloading to seamlessly load-balance data from cellular networks on to faster, lower-latency Wi-Fi networks.

February 27, 2012 by

iiNet expects to wholesale Optus 4G soon

iiNet expects to be able to offer long-term evolution (LTE) or "4G" services wholesale through Optus when Optus launches its new network in April.

February 20, 2012

ACCC declares Telstra wholesale ADSL

Telstra's competitors have scored a win, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) setting the prices that the telco can charge its retail competitors for wholesale ADSL services.

February 13, 2012

Optus NBN prices add wrinkle to land rush

Optus' NBN pricing not only dispels fears that the NBN will be prohibitively expensive, but takes an interesting shift by replacing the oft-maligned bundled landline with incentives for customers to bundle a mobile. This confirms Optus' view that wireless is a complement to the NBN — and confirms the changing nature of the fixed-line land rush as telcos jockey to maximise their customer base before the NBN hits.

November 9, 2011 by

Best wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers

In our ongoing testing of wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers, we bring you the top 10 so far. Of course, everyone has a horror story about each, so feel free to comment below on the frustration within.

October 23, 2011 by

ACCC sets final fixed-line wholesale prices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has finalised wholesale fixed-line access pricing for the next three years, setting a $16.21 monthly fee for telcos to access Telstra's copper network infrastructure in most areas for ADSL services.

July 20, 2011 by

NBN wireless from ADSL a backwards step?

NBN Co has declined to say what levels of latency can be expected from the wireless technology it will use to service most of the small percentage of Australia that won't be covered by fibre-optic cable, despite concerns that wireless might be a step backward from ADSL2+ fixed broadband.

March 21, 2011 by

NBN Co smooths ruffled Tassie feathers

The National Broadband Network Company has responded to criticism that it's not explaining its mission well to Tasmanian residents, saying that it had appointed a community relations manager in the state. It's also reassured those in areas to be served by wireless that existing ADSL broadband over Telstra's existing copper network won't be shut down for 10 years.

March 13, 2011 by

Voices in the dark: why we must invest

Disasters bring to sharp focus the idea that reliable communications is essential. And those questioning the need to continually invest in communications networks need only look to Christchurch, where mobiles have literally become lifelines and telecoms operators are racing against time, and steadily-draining mobile batteries, to find and reach survivors.

February 23, 2011 by

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