Stories by Adam Bender


Optus clocks 480 Mbps in 4G carrier aggregation trial

Optus reached 4G download speeds of 480 Mbps in a test using carrier aggregation methods on four channels of spectrum.

By Adam Bender | 02 March, 2015 14:33

Tags: 4g, 4x4 MIMO, MIMO, wireless, spectrum, telecom, Telco, mobile, optus, carrier aggregation

Optus and Nokia test video streaming from mobile base station

Optus and Nokia Networks are testing a wireless video distribution mechanism whereby video content is streamed directly from a mobile base station.

By Adam Bender | 02 March, 2015 11:32

Tags: lte, wireless, Nokia, telecom, mobile, optus, video streaming, liquid applications, trial, lte-a, video content

3.5GHz trial a step to expanding NBN fixed wireless capacity

NBN Co and Ericsson have completed a trial of fixed wireless broadband using the 3.5GHz band, the companies announced.

By Adam Bender | 02 March, 2015 10:39

Tags: Ericsson, lte, 3.5 GHz, wireless, nbn co, spectrum, national broadband network, NBN

Telstra draws roadmap for faster wireless

Got 4G and still not satisfied with the speed? Telstra has revealed it will launch 5G services in “around 2020".

By Adam Bender | 02 March, 2015 10:13

Tags: Ericsson, lte, LTE-B, wireless, qualcomm, telecom, mobile, Telstra, broadband, lte-a, VoLTE, 4g

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 16:13

Tags: emergency communications, emergency services, Digital Distribution Australia, nsw, New South Wales, optus, government, Government Radio Network

Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 13:00

Tags: Wi-Fi, Westfield, shopping centres, digital marketing, free wireless network, optus, public Wi-Fi, personalisation, malls, free Wi-Fi

Data makes Internet of Things more than ‘tinkerer’s dream’: Microsoft

What makes Internet of Things special? It’s not the things, according to a Microsoft official.

By Adam Bender | 25 February, 2015 15:06

Tags: Bupa, Microsoft, Internet of Things, internet of everything, big data, telsyte, Dental Corporation

Telstra wins $12.5 million Allianz contract

Telstra signed a $12.5 million, three-year contract with Allianz Insurance to provide voice, data and more than 800 mobile services.

By Adam Bender | 25 February, 2015 10:21

Tags: data, voice, 4g, mobility, telecom, mobile, dongles, Telstra, Allianz Insurance

Now you can pick up your eBay orders at Woolworths

Woolworths and eBay announced a delivery pickup service for customers to collect their online eBay purchases at their local supermarket.

By Adam Bender | 24 February, 2015 10:36

Tags: woolworths, Delivery, pickup, click and collect, ebay, ecommerce

Visa brings tokens to Australia this year

Visa plans to roll out an additional layer of security for mobile digital payments called tokenization in Australia later this year, the credit card company has revealed.

By Adam Bender | 24 February, 2015 09:17

Tags: mobile payments, security, visa, tokenization, ecommerce, tokens, mobile, mobile digital payments

ARRIS pledges major upgrade of HFC networks for NBN

Most National Broadband customers with hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) connections won’t be able to tell the difference from fibre after the network is upgraded to the latest cable broadband tech, according to ARRIS, the company assigned to provide HFC equipment for NBN Co.

By Adam Bender | 23 February, 2015 13:22

Tags: Arris, upgrade, hfc, nbn co, cable, national broadband network, broadband, NBN, cable broadband

Telecom outages continue after Queensland cyclone

Telstra and Optus are scrambling to restore services in Queensland after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the state’s north coast on Friday morning, damaging properties and leaving many areas without power.

By Adam Bender | 23 February, 2015 10:15

Tags: cyclone, telecom, tropical cyclone, Telco, mobile, optus, outages, Telstra, outage, broadband, tropical cyclone marcia, telephone, Vodafone

Vocus boosts revenue, profits in H1 2015

The expanding Vocus Communications sharply increased revenue and profits in the first half of 2015, according to financial results released today.

By Adam Bender | 20 February, 2015 16:01

Tags: infrastructure, submarine cable, backhaul, Networking, data centres, Vocus, telecom, financial results

Australia ranked 20 on OECD fixed broadband rankings

Australia continues to lag behind many other developed nations on fixed broadband subscriptions while excelling in wireless broadband, according to world rankings released by the OECD.

By Adam Bender | 20 February, 2015 13:34

Tags: OECD, OECD rankings, broadband rankings, Australia, telecom, internet, broadband

Telstra to stay on course with new CEO

Andrew Penn said to expect business as usual when he takes the reins of Telstra from departing CEO David Thodey on 1 May.

By Adam Bender | 20 February, 2015 11:38

Tags: leadership, leadership change, national broadband network, telecom, Telco, Andrew Penn, Telstra, NBN, Andy Penn, CEO, David Thodey

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