Telstra gets two more years to upgrade or sell its residential fibre networks – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Users in Telstra fibre areas face up to two more years with limited retail choices and service quality issues after the government decided Telstra could stay exempt from rules that would otherwise force it to make its fibre areas wholesale only and open access. The move represents a reprieve for Telstra, Continue Reading

Optus to deploy software-defined satellite in 2023 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus has struck a deal with Airbus Defence and Space to launch a Ku-band software-defined satellite called Optus 11 in 2023. The telco said in a statement that the launch will make it the “first satellite operator in Asia Pacific to launch a software-defined satellite that can provide both flexible Continue Reading

London’s Canary Wharf pioneers seamless wi-fi roaming – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

 Residents and workers in London’s Canary Wharf will be able to experience superfast wi-fi broadband across the site without the hassle of logging into different networks thanks to the first European commercial roll-out of OpenRoaming technology. A joint initiative by Canary Wharf Group, broadband provider Virgin Media and technology company Continue Reading

Optus commits to digital core upgrade – Cloud – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus is set to upgrade its core business systems to SAP’s S/4 HANA, creating a “digital core” that could help it enable new capabilities at the edge like predictive maintenance for cellular towers. The telco said in a slide deck that it would move from SAP’s ERP central component (ECC) Continue Reading

NBN Co expects to sustain some of its traffic uplift – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co is expecting to sustain some of the uplift in the amount of traffic running across its network post-COVID, a prediction that could make it harder for the company to completely wind back bandwidth bonuses laid on since March. The network builder and operator has provided retail service providers Continue Reading

Nokia wins Taiwan Mobile 5G contract – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia won a 5G contract worth about 400 million euros ($654 million) from Taiwan Mobile to build out the telecom operator’s next-generation network as the sole supplier. A supplier to Taiwan Mobile’s earlier networks, Nokia will prepare for the deployment this month and complete the migration Continue Reading

Optus runs mmWave 5G tests in Sydney – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus is testing 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology at four locations in Sydney, months after suggesting the technology could bring speeds in excess of 20Gbps. The telco said in a statement that it has Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approval to operate and test mmWave technology using the 26GHz Continue Reading

Siemens chases Telstra customers over alleged cracked software use – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Siemens Industry Software has moved to unmask the owners of 20 users of IP addresses within Telstra’s ranges that it believes used cracked versions of its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The industrial software maker obtained a court order on Friday last week requiring Telstra to disclose the identities of Continue Reading