Optus looks to ‘true 5G’ to unseat Telstra in the enterprise – Telco/ISP

Optus is hoping the arrival of “true 5G” technology – and speeds in excess of 20Gbps – will lead to a shake-out of the enterprise telecommunications market.

The telco is pinning its hopes on 5G services operating in so-called millimetre-wave bands to create an upheaval in the enterprise space, potentially dislodging Telstra from its dominant position.

“While much is unknown about the possible future service made possible through mmWave application, what we can say at this early stage is that mmWave spectrum is unlikely to be used to supply wide area mobile networks; its propagation characteristics simply make this uneconomic,”

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No large files during day and evening, Comms Alliance pleads – Telco/ISP

Australia’s telecommunications industry body the Communications Alliance is inquiring broadband subscribers to take into consideration approaches to decreased facts traffic in the course of peak several hours to mitigate community overloading triggered by an rising selection of men and women self-isolating and doing work from residence.

Whilst lots of online companies have improved or totally taken off facts caps on customers’ month-to-month programs to assistance men and women doing work from residence, Communications Alliance suggested that men and women produce significantly less facts traffic, and keep away from downloading and uploading substantial documents in the course of peak periods.


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WA scraps $136m Huawei rail deal over US trade restrictions – Strategy – Telco/ISP

WA’s Community Transportation Authority has been compelled to abandon its $136 million electronic radio process deal with Huawei and UGL due to at any time-tightening US trade constraints.

The state’s transportation minister Rita Saffioti exposed the government’s selection not to move forward with the deal on Friday, next mutual agreement by the PTA and Huawei Australia.

The Chinese telecoms big scored the deal to provide a new electronic radio process across Perth’s rail community as section of a joint enterprise with UGL in July 2018.

The process, which was to be sent by upcoming calendar year, would have furnished each

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Telstra follows Optus with extra mobile data in virus response – Telco/ISP

Telstra will observe Optus in giving in between 10GB and 25GB of additional info for mobile subscribers, aimed at helping all those doing the job from dwelling or isolating in excess of COVID-19 fears.

CEO Andy Penn said that handheld and mobile broadband postpaid consumers could get an additional 25GB of info for use within just thirty days “ to aid the want for a more mobile workforce”. 

“Postpaid buyers can utilize for the additional info by way of our Telstra 24×7 and My Telstra Applications from Thursday until finally 31 March and the info will be readily available within

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NBN Co faces price flex test as more people work from home – Telco/ISP

NBN Co is experiencing pressure from some quarters to act in anticipation of a significant range of Australians that could wind up functioning from residence because of to the coronavirus pandemic.

The corporation presently would make adjustments to its pricing nearly exclusively making use of non permanent savings and waivers, indicating it has a mechanism whereby non permanent value aid could be designed.

At existing, nonetheless, the want for action is unclear.

There are certainly indications of increased bandwidth use around selected goods critical to distant get the job done, this sort of as videoconferencing.

Megaport, which provides connectivity among

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