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Telstra/Starlink deal analysed

Australian telco Telstra signed a mobile service agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink back in July 20233. A report from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says the partnership aims to offer voice-only and voice plus Starlink enabled broadband packages to rural customers in hard-to-reach Australian locations. NSR says that Starlink already has 120,000 customers “signed” for […]

October 27, 2023

Australia: Smaller telcos gain as broadband market slows

Smaller broadband providers continued to increase their share in the NBN wholesale market and expand their presence across the NBN in the September quarter 2022, according to ACCC’s NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report. The report looks at the wholesale market for NBN services, particularly the residential broadband services that retailers purchase from NBN for resale […]

December 15, 2022

Australia: NBN deploys Nokia’s next-gen fibre tech

Nokia and NBN have announced the deployment of Nokia’s next-generation broadband platform and its Altiplano Access Controller to deliver a smarter, faster and greener network. The deployment is the first for the Lightspan MF-14 in the Southern Hemisphere. Tthe MF-14 will help nbn address Australia’s broadband needs well into the future and help the company […]

December 2, 2022

Australian telcos fined for misleading public

Three major Australian telcos have been fined by the Australian Federal Court over misrepresenting the download speeds their systems offer and obligations to test such speeds to users. On their websites and in emails to existing and potential clients the three – namly Telstra, Optus Internet and TPG Internet – have been found guilty of […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Australia: Samsung hits 5G milestones

Samsung Electronics has announced the company hit new 5G milestones in Australia, achieving 10km (6.2 miles) long-range transmission over 5G mmWave in a recent field trial conducted with NBN Co. As the farthest 28GHz 5G mmWave Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) connection recorded by Samsung, this milestone demonstrates the expanded reach possible with this spectrum, and […]

November 7, 2022

Report: Difficult barriers for OTT newcomers in Australia, NZ

Dataxis hosted the first edition of Next Series Australia & New Zealand this year. The event was an opportunity for players across the OTT landscape to discuss the state of the competition within the SVoD, AVoD and OTT pay-TV markets in Australia and New Zealand, which have faced significant transformations over the last few years. […]

June 23, 2022

Bigblu Broadband “positioned for continued growth”

Bigblu Broadband (BBB), a provider of alternative super-fast and ultra-fast broadband services, has provided an unaudited trading update for the 12-month period ended November 30th 2021. During the period, BBB delivered growth across all four of the Board’s key metrics: customer base, revenue, EBITDA and free cash flow. As a result, the Directors remain confident […]

December 2, 2021

Report: Will pandemic boost OTT take-up in Australia/NZ?

If historically the Australian and New Zealander pay-TV markets have mainly been counting DTH homes, things could significantly change in the next five years, predicts Dataxis. Similar to other regions of the world, the pandemic could have set the cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to cord-cutting and OTT adoption. Despite being available for […]

October 5, 2021

AT&T boost for 25GS-PON MSA Group

Trade body the 25GS-PON MSA Group, which brings together major operators along with leading system and component vendors to promote and accelerate the development and deployment of 25 Gigabit Symmetrical Passive Optical Network (25GS-PON) technology, has added seven new member companies including AT&T, CommScope, Cortina Access, Feneck, HiLight Semiconductor, Hisense Broadband and Semtech. These companies, […]

March 4, 2021