Telecommunications

News, reviews and guides on the NBN, mobile networks and other telco services.

NBN scam reports now averaging 100 a day

NBN scam reports now averaging 100 a day

Scammers are stepping up efforts to steal people’s personal or financial details by using the nbn brand.
Aug 19 2019, 4:46PM
Australian businesses urged to consider business NBN plans

Australian businesses urged to consider business NBN plans

Many micro businesses are using residential NBN plans, but NBN Co wants them to consider business NBN plans.
Jul 2 2019, 4:21PM
5G phone plans to debut before May 28 Samsung S10 launch

5G phone plans to debut before May 28 Samsung S10 launch

Telstra says 5G won't initially cost extra.
May 22 2019, 12:09PM
Fall in NBN complaints "encouraging", says Ombudsman

Fall in NBN complaints "encouraging", says Ombudsman

The majority of complaints about the NBN in the second half of 2018 stemmed from connections or changing providers.
Apr 11 2019, 11:18AM
Officeworks now sells NBN plans

Officeworks now sells NBN plans

The office supplies retailer is selling NBN plans from $69 per month.
Jan 9 2019, 11:02AM
New small business NBN bundles will arrive in 2019

New small business NBN bundles will arrive in 2019

Not happy with your current NBN arrangement? NBN Co will offer new business plans to service providers in 2019.
Dec 11 2018, 4:05PM
Vodafone's Hub brings 4G and NB-IoT to farms

Vodafone's Hub brings 4G and NB-IoT to farms

Vodafone has revisited the picocell concept, this time for regional areas.
Sep 12 2018, 12:51PM
NBN Co reaffirms 2020 completion

NBN Co reaffirms 2020 completion

According to NBN Co's latest corporate plan, the network rollout is still on track for completion in 2020.
Sep 12 2018, 12:37PM
NBN boosts HFC capacity

NBN boosts HFC capacity

NBN Co has begun activating DOCSIS 3.1 on its HFC network, significantly increasing capacity.
Aug 31 2018, 10:17AM
Macquarie Telecom offers 'business class' NBN services

Macquarie Telecom offers 'business class' NBN services

Residential customers have so far been the focus of most attention during the NBN rollout, but Macquarie Telecom is specifically targeting the business sector.
Jul 30 2018, 12:12PM
Spirit Telecom extends fixed wireless footprint

Spirit Telecom extends fixed wireless footprint

Depending on where you are located, the NBN might not be your only option for fixed broadband.
Jul 25 2018, 3:35PM
Beware of fake Telstra bills

Beware of fake Telstra bills

The latest scam detected by email security vendor MailGuard involves a "very convincing" forgery of a Telstra email bill notification.
Jul 9 2018, 3:33PM
NBN, Telstra launch business satellite services

NBN, Telstra launch business satellite services

Businesses in remote and rural areas stand to benefit from two new services.
Jun 12 2018, 9:46AM
‘NBN effect’ to help create 80,000 new businesses

‘NBN effect’ to help create 80,000 new businesses

New business growth in NBN-connected areas is double the national average, according to new research.
Jun 8 2018, 10:01AM
Another 400,000 premises ready for NBN connection

Another 400,000 premises ready for NBN connection

The national broadband provider’s latest update shows progress but also some problem areas.
May 11 2018, 5:20AM
Telstra boosts cable internet speeds

Telstra boosts cable internet speeds

The standard download speed is now 50Mbps and upload speeds have also been bumped up.
Apr 24 2018, 6:21PM
NBN-related complaints to TIO jump by 200%

NBN-related complaints to TIO jump by 200%

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman also receives more complaints from small businesses.
Apr 17 2018, 8:09AM
NBN ramps up network with more FTTC

NBN ramps up network with more FTTC

The network provider says 1.5 million premises will now get the faster FTTC technology, and it’s resuming its HFC rollout.
Apr 10 2018, 3:40PM
Vodafone improves coverage with 128 new sites

Vodafone improves coverage with 128 new sites

The telco’s customers will benefit from better network speeds and indoor and outdoor coverage.
Mar 27 2018, 8:52PM
Telstra cracks 1Gbps with Galaxy S9, Optus comes close

Telstra cracks 1Gbps with Galaxy S9, Optus comes close

The new modem in Samsung’s latest phone has enabled both telcos to ramp up their maximum download speeds.
Mar 20 2018, 7:33PM

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