Telecommunications

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

Your money-saving guide to global roaming

Your money-saving guide to global roaming

We compare the costs of global roaming services, explain the other options, and provide some money-saving travel tips.
Jun 26 2017, 9:53AM
Kogan moves into mobile broadband

Kogan moves into mobile broadband

The online retailer has been selling mobile plans for some time – it's now offering data-only plans too.
Jun 22 2017, 4:28PM
MyNetFone offers unlimited calls on new Virtual PBX plans

MyNetFone offers unlimited calls on new Virtual PBX plans

The communications provider offers another reason to upgrade from an old PBX phone system.
Jun 21 2017, 1:44PM
NBN Co HFC test reaches 1Gbps

NBN Co HFC test reaches 1Gbps

Are you in a Telstra Cable area? The national broadband carrier has some (potentially) good news for you.
Jun 6 2017, 5:05PM
NBN now reaches 5 million premises

NBN now reaches 5 million premises

The NBN has hit a major milestone, while one provider is offering a free upgrade to 1Gbps for a year.
Jun 3 2017, 12:04PM
NBN HFC rollout: what to expect

NBN HFC rollout: what to expect

Are you in a Telstra Cable area? Here's what you need to know about the NBN rollout.
May 17 2017, 3:27PM
Telco complaints jump by a third

Telco complaints jump by a third

Issues with NBN and other internet services dominate complaints to the telecommunications ombudsman in the second half of 2016.
May 11 2017, 12:09PM
Vodafone to soon offer NBN broadband

Vodafone to soon offer NBN broadband

The telco plans to start offering fixed broadband services to small businesses and consumers before the end of the year.
May 5 2017, 4:08PM
NBN demonstrates gigabit fixed wireless

NBN demonstrates gigabit fixed wireless

NBN Co trials have succeeded in delivering speeds of up to 1.1Gbps.
Apr 26 2017, 12:16PM
ACCC will monitor broadband speeds

ACCC will monitor broadband speeds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a new program to monitor service providers' fixed broadband performance.
Apr 12 2017, 12:42PM
NBN fibre may get 10Gbps boost

NBN fibre may get 10Gbps boost

NBN Co and Nokia have trialled a new fibre technology that could enable speeds of up to 10Gbps for some customers.
Apr 11 2017, 5:45PM
New Optus mobile plans offer up to 100GB per month

New Optus mobile plans offer up to 100GB per month

Premium My Plan options include monthly allowances to satisfy the heaviest mobile data users.
Mar 29 2017, 11:00AM
NBN FTTC coming to 700,000 premises

NBN FTTC coming to 700,000 premises

Find out if and when your home or business is getting faster fibre-to-the-curb technology.
Mar 1 2017, 6:50AM
Optus fires up first '4.5G' network site

Optus fires up first '4.5G' network site

The telco joins Telstra in offering gigabit mobile download speeds.
Feb 28 2017, 5:42PM
NBN sets switchover deadlines for special services

NBN sets switchover deadlines for special services

NBN Co has warned that the clock is ticking for the migration of special services such as ISDN to the new network.
Feb 14 2017, 5:07PM
How fast is Telstra’s gigabit mobile network really?

How fast is Telstra’s gigabit mobile network really?

With the telco launching the world’s first 1Gbps LTE network, we reveal the results of early (controlled) testing and investigate what it really means for users.
Feb 4 2017, 7:51AM
NBN reveals which areas are likely to get FTTdp

NBN reveals which areas are likely to get FTTdp

The faster FTTdp technology is expected to connect around 450,000 premises in 42 areas, according to NBN Co.
Feb 2 2017, 3:09PM
‘World’s first gigabit’ mobile router coming to Telstra

‘World’s first gigabit’ mobile router coming to Telstra

Netgear’s Nighthawk M1 provides wireless hotspots with download speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Feb 1 2017, 8:30AM
NBN needs more funding, says Reckon executive

NBN needs more funding, says Reckon executive

The accounting software provider’s COO has called on the government to increase its investment so the NBN can be completed sooner.
Jan 30 2017, 5:43PM
Optus enables mobile calls via Wi-Fi

Optus enables mobile calls via Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi calling allows Optus customers using certain 4G phones to make calls even when there is no signal.
Jan 27 2017, 12:47PM

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