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NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has revealed that it saw the most faults on active services after eighteen months of service on its fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) network, and the least on its satellite service. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said it is “not straightforward” to compare ...

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TIO recommends NBN retailers stop losing phone numbers

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has criticised telcos for losing customers’ phone numbers during the migration to National Broadband Network (NBN) services, publishing four recommendations to industry on preventing this. According to the TIO, while it does not happen frequently, losing phone numbers could “cause significant detriment to those residential ...

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T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla

(Image: Ookla) Ookla’s mobile networks speed report for the first half of 2018 is in, with T-Mobile taking the fastest download speed crown while Minneapolis has become the fastest city in the United States, and Minnesota the fastest state. According to the report, the mean download speed in the US ...

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Kodak KashMiner 'scam' halted: Report

The Kodak KashMiner (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Plans to use the Kodak-branded bitcoin miner labelled “KashMiner” have been abandoned, according to a report, after critics panned the planned return on investment for those using the machines. According to a report by the BBC, Spotlite CEO Halston Mikail said the United States ...

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Cisco Start launches for SMBs in Australia

Cisco ANZ VP Ken Boal (Image: Cisco) Cisco is eyeing off the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market in Australia and New Zealand, on Thursday announcing its launch of its Cisco Start portfolio following 18 months of trials down under. Head of Distribution, Channels, and SMB Segment for Cisco ANZ ...

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NEC announces Indian subsea cable

(Image: NEC) NEC has been chosen to build out another subsea cable, this time between Chennai and the Indian islands of Andaman and Nicobar, after winning a contract from Indian government enterprise Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Under the purchase order, NEC Technologies India will be responsible for designing, engineering, ...

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