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Are mobile phones a flight risk? They could be on some Boeing jets

22 Jul 2019
InTheNews

US government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passengers' mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes.

More than 1300 jets registered in the US were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and even outside frequencies such as weather radar, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which gave airlines until November 2019 to replace the units made by Honeywell International.

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Canberra hails 700-plus black spot base stations

22 Jul 2019
InTheNews

The federal government’s $380 million regional Mobile Black Spot Program has passed a significant milestone, with more than 700 new or improved mobile base stations now operational.

More than 20,000 Triple Zero emergency calls have already been made through the towers.

On 16 July, Telstra activated its 600th base station under the program, with the others delivered by Optus and Vodafone.

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Regional economy boosted by improved mobile coverage, says government

22 Jul 2019
InTheNews

The Federal Government says more than 700 new or improved mobile base stations are now on air and providing what it says is better mobile coverage in regional areas, while boosting Australia’s regional economy with more Australians than ever before accessing mobile networks.

“This milestone is an impressive achievement with the new coverage not only helping people to connect, but also significantly boosting our regional economy,” said Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher.

“The first four rounds of the highly successful program will deliver 1047 new base stations in areas that are not commercially viable without Commonwealth investment.”

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Historic gold mining town is Telstras 600th Mobile Black Spot site

22 Jul 2019
TelstraNews

Historic gold mining town is Telstra’s 600th Mobile Black Spot site

The Victorian Gold Rush-era mountainside town of Walhalla now has mobile coverage and has become Telstra’s 600th Australian location to benefit under the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot Program.

The switch-on comes more than 135 years after electricity was first delivered to the area in 1884 and 128 years after telephone services were delivered to connect the local gold mine in 1891.

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Residents call for phone tower to be on hold

22 Jul 2019
OptusNews

CONCERNED Capel Sound residents are fighting a proposed Optus mobile phone tower on the northern side of Pt Nepean Road, opposite Violet Street.

The residents prefer the tower to be 250 metres south on the foreshore reserve opposite 1781-1795 Pt Nepean Road.

This would take it away from a bus stop used by school children, residential areas, and the Bay Trail – and mean less vegetation has to be removed in construction.

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Aussie TV viewers still footing the bill for mobile interference

22 Jul 2019
InTheNews

While 5G is getting all the attention lately, you can expect to hear more about how the push to extend Australia's 4G networks can wreak havoc on digital television reception.

But what you should not expect is anyone to accept responsibility for your primetime viewing woes.

Earlier this year, Melbourne's Frank Holgye found his evening viewing disrupted by severe pixelation, despite upgrading his antenna six months earlier to improve his digital television reception.

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A Look At NBN Co. and Impact On TLS, TPM and VOC

22 Jul 2019
NbnNews

Telecom sector plays a vital role in the development of the Australian economy. The key drivers to develop the Australian telecom sector further are Fibre-to-the-Node and Mobile Broadband. The industry has planned some development initiatives in order to move forward. There is an anticipation of steady growth related to the mobile broadband market till 2023, as well as the competition within the telecom operators is having a braking effect on the average revenue per unit (ARPU). On the other hand, there is an estimation of very slow mobile subscriber growth till 2023. Every industry faces some headwinds and so does the telecom sector, including the offering of additional value on capped plans by mobile providers and the continued ongoing migration from wired to wireless telecommunications.

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Black Spot Tower program not providing a reliable service in Balala

22 Jul 2019
TelstraNews

Finally, a Telstra Mobile phone tower is proposed for 150 Retreat Road, Balala within the next 6 months.

The development will be a 30m mono-pole tower with 6 antennas each up to 2.8m, a standard shelter and ancillary equipment, 18 December 2017,"

Balala locals were told. The local Balala residents, have written complaining that the tower has failured to provide a communication service.

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Mobile black spot fixed

22 Jul 2019
TelstraNews

A new mobile phone tower in Napier has been switched on, ending months of delays stemming from a dispute with the landowner.

On Tuesday, a group of representatives from organisations including DFES, Telstra, the City of Albany and the Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson met at the Napier Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade shed to mark the tower’s switch-on.

Its operation means another black spot has been filled in the region which could provide vital mobile reception to volunteers during emergencies.

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Time to face the facts on the NBN catastrophe - Huawei

22 Jul 2019
NbnNews

Huawei Australia CTO David Soldani has warned delegates at the 5G Business Summit in Sydney that the Federal Government must find ways to use 5G Fixed Wireless to deliver high-speed broadband to areas where the National Broadband Network (NBN) has failed to deliver on its promise – or risk leaving hundreds of thousands of Australians on low-speed broadband.

“As the completion of the National Broadband Network comes into view it’s time to face a very simple fact: The NBN project has failed and Australians needs to stop expecting NBN Co to deliver high-speed broadband to all Australians – it is just not going to happen,” Soldani told delegates.

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