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Greenwood mother opposes mobile phone panel

24 Nov 2018
OptusNews

OPTUS could be facing another fight in the northern suburbs with a Greenwood mother opposing a proposed mobile phone panel near her home.

Vedrana Martino said she received a letter from the telecommunications company on November 9, which advised they proposed to update an existing light pole to a mobile base station next to 61 Bouvardia Way, near Hepburn Avenue.

“This would be situated 30-40m across from my house and is in a highly populated residential area with a lot of young families,” she said.

To continue reading the article: click here. (communitynews.com.au)

Wireless ISPs call for inquiry into 5G spectrum auction

24 Nov 2018
InTheNews

Wireless Internet Services Providers Association of Australia (WISPAU) has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to launch a parliamentary inquiry into the auction process for spectrum in the 3.6GHz band.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is currently auctioning off 125MHz of spectrum in the extended 3.6GHz band for use in 5G mobile services, with Telstra, Optus and a TPG-Vodafone consortium (formed concurrently with their merger announcement) expected to bid, subject to competition limits set by the government.

To continue reading the article: click here. (computerworld.com.au)

Small NBN providers cannot compete on price: claim

23 Nov 2018
NbnNews

Small NBN retail service providers will have to compete on quality of service, not price, if they want to stay in business, given the way the industry is structured, the head of a small ISP claims.

Damian Ivereigh, head of Launceston-based Launtel, who predicted a few months ago that smaller NBN RSPs could be in trouble after October due to the bundles sold by NBN Co becoming mostly the single way that RSPs bought bandwidth, pointed to the closure of Mungi, a small Melbourne-based ISP as further proof that his theory was correct.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itwire.com)

Proposed Optus phone tower in Craigie park refused again

23 Nov 2018
OptusNews

CRAIGIE residents have won their latest fight with Optus over a telecommunications tower proposed at Camberwarra Park but it may not be over yet.

Joondalup councillors at last night’s meeting unanimously refused the tower, which would be installed next to the tennis courts and toilet block and about 23m from the nearest residential property.

The decision reaffirmed the council’s previous unanimous refusal in May when Optus proposed a 31.75m tower to increase mobile phone and data download coverage in Craigie and Padbury.

To continue reading the article: click here. (communitynews.com.au)

Phone tower on track for Napier locals

23 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

After 18 months in limbo the community of Napier will soon have a mobile phone tower.

As reported by the Albany Advertiser in May, the Napier mobile blackspot tower proposal had been on hold because of unresolved communication issues between Telstra and a private landowner.

However, Telstra area general manager Boyd Brown said the telco had since re-entered negotiations with the landowner and reached a final agreement.

“As you know we did hit a few speed bumps last year, but we’re very much back on track and everyone are ready to get the site back up as soon as we can,” Mr Boyd said.

To continue reading the article: click here. (thewest.com.au)

What if Telstra acquired the NBN?

23 Nov 2018
NbnNews

Earlier this year, an April Fools story emerged claiming that Telstra and the NBN Co were set for a mega-merger to fix all the problems within Australia's two most divisive telecommunications players.

Although hastily laughed off at the time, six months later, the joke is now starting to look more like a plausible reality.

Ever since Telstra spun off its infrastructure service into a standalone business - InfraCo - as part of its T22 strategy, speculation has mounted over whether the telco giant will make a play for the government body behind the national broadband network (NBN), should it be privatised following its completion in 2020.

To continue reading the article: click here. (arnnet.com.au)

What To Do If You’re In A Mobile Black Hole According To The Experts

22 Nov 2018
InTheNews

While there’s no denying there are plenty of annoying things in life – screaming kids, noisy neighbours, hour-long lines for Santa photos – almost nothing is quite as maddening as going to make a call and finding you’re in a mobile black spot. Many of us even find them in our own homes and businesses.

Caused by a number of environmental factors (e.g. terrain, building construction or geography), mobile black spots, although frustrating, can be remedied.

To continue reading the article: click here. (triplem.com.au)

No signal: Black spots in new police digital communications system pose safety risk, police believe

22 Nov 2018
InTheNews

CENTRAL Victorian police have discovered a number of communication black spots in the early stages of the transition to the encrypted digital radio network, which they believe pose safety risks for officers.

Victoria Police switched to a digital radio network for all regional police this week, giving authorities a greater level of communications security.

Members of the public throughout regional Victoria, including Bendigo, are no longer able to listen in to police activity through police scanners apps.

To continue reading the article: click here. (bendigoadvertiser.com.au)

NBN fixed wireless issues should be disclosed upfront, says ACCC

22 Nov 2018
NbnNews

Marketing changes finally revealed.

Fixed wireless NBN providers will soon have to supply more detailed information about connection speeds and known congestion issues in a cell before a customer signs up to receive a service.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has raised the possibility of substantial changes to the guidance it forces retail service providers (RSPs) to meet when selling NBN services.

That changes were coming was earmarked earlier this year by the ACCC as a way to address the current situation where marketing rules largely only apply to fixed-line connections.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itnews.com.au)

NBN Co urged to move into Layer 3

21 Nov 2018
NbnNews

For satellite and fixed wireless services.

NBN Co is being encouraged by a parliamentary committee to move beyond Layer 2 services on both the satellite and fixed wireless portions of its network.

The second joint committee report on the NBN, released yesterday afternoon, urges NBN Co to move up the stack, with the ultimate aim of improving capacity utilisation, data allowances and customer experience.

“The committee recommends that NBN Co materially expand its 'Layer 3' capabilities to better utilise satellite capacity and improve the customer experience,” the report says.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itnews.com.au)

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