TelSoc news items

A number of individuals (including some from TelSoc) have been involved recently in discussions on the NBN using public forums.The problem here is that the discussions can become less than fact-based. 

Lack of trust in Internet privacy deters online shoppers
Internet users in many countries, including Australia, are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and 49% say lack of trust is the main reason for not shopping online, according to a new global survey.

NBN rockets to new speed high in Gigabit wireless trial
NBN Co is cock-a-hoop over a speed trial in which the network hit speeds of 1.1Gbps downstream and 165mbps upstream in a recent fixed wireless demonstration in Ballarat attended by CommsWire.

Nano-satellites readied for launch
Australia-listed Sky and Space Global has successfully integrated its Three Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics in the Netherlands.

Broadband education package released for consumers
Consumers now have access to an education package designed to help them better understand the factors that can influence the performance of their broadband service.

Telco positions escape 457 visa axing
Telecommunications jobs have largely been unaffected by the scrapping of the 457 visa skilled migration program announced this week by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Cormann rejects write-down advice on NBN from Slattery

TPG shows it want to play with the big boys
TPG is a contradiction in terms, especially when one considers other players in the Australian telco space: it is both low-key and also very ambitious.

TPG pays $1.2b, Vodafone $286m for spectrum
TPG has paid a whopping $1.26 billion for two lots of 10MHz  in the 700MHz spectrum auction, with Vodafone also shelling out $286 million on buying up the previously unsold spectrum.

FttDP now slated for 1 million premises on NBN
The fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) footprint of the National Broadband Network is being extended to cover 1 million premises ? up from 700,000 premises previously announced by NBN Co.

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