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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
Aussie Broadband reveals NBN bottlenecks

Aussie Broadband reveals NBN bottlenecks

The retail service provider publishes CVC details in an effort to end the bandwidth blame game.
Mar 19 2018, 3:19PM
NBN moves to ease the migration from ‘special services’

NBN moves to ease the migration from ‘special services’

There’s some good news for customers of Business DSL, ISDN and other services that are set to be disconnected.
Mar 9 2018, 9:25AM
Telstra lifts NBN speeds at no extra charge

Telstra lifts NBN speeds at no extra charge

The telco will upgrade 850,000 NBN customers from 25/5Mbps to 50/10Mbps, and provide many with a free smart modem.
Mar 1 2018, 9:05PM
NBN to upgrade fixed wireless services

NBN to upgrade fixed wireless services

The provider is increasing capacity to relieve congestion and the ‘Netflix effect’.
Feb 21 2018, 9:55AM
Number of premises 'ready to connect' to NBN stalls

Number of premises 'ready to connect' to NBN stalls

Despite the setback, the NBN is still on track for 2020 completion, the company says.
Feb 12 2018, 3:39PM

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