Despite conjecture about the demand for super fast internet speeds, engineers inside nbn are powering forward on what’s technically possible on fibre. In partnership with Nokia, nbn have tested Next Generation Passive Optical Networking (also known as NG-PON2) and achieved a pretty staggering result. The NG-PON2 tests conducted in Melbourne achieved symmetrical speeds...
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    Make no mistake about it, we’re living in an uber-connected world. Qualcomm Technologies have announced they’re shipping a staggering 1 million chips per day for IoT devices. The announcement was made at its Internet of Things (IoT) industry analyst workshop in San Jose. This momentum reflects Qualcomm Technologies’ aggressive strategy to...
  • Notaa is a new IoT installer for your home or business

    Notaa has just launched in Australia and New Zealand. The company has partnered with IoT providers like Elgato, Nanoleaf, Friday Labs, Philips Hue and D-Link to make home installations of connected devices easy for consumers in their homes as well as businesses. Notaa is Australia’s first Apple HomeKit installer which...
  • Harman Kardon Invoke is Cortana’s poor cousin to the Echo

    Voice-activated speakers for your home seem to be the latest hardware craze after the success of Amazon’s Echo. The latest comes from speaker manufacturer Haman Kardon and is called ‘Invoke’. Its the first Cortana-enabled hardware outside Microsoft. As you’d expect from a premium speaker manufacturer, the Invoke offers premium 360...
  • Being on FTTP NBN is awesome, but not in the way you think

    FTTP NBN is the holy grail right, the top tier of connectivity that delivers the best speeds available on the network over fibre optic cable right to your house. So what’s it like to live with ? After being connected for a couple of weeks, I’ve had some time to use...
  • NBN capable of 10Gbps speeds, gap between fibre haves and have nots, set to widen

    When the original NBN plan for Australia, it was designed with the infrastructure as fibre, leaving the theoretical limit being the speed of light. In reality, current networking equipment at both ends limits the connection to around 1Gbps. With the right infrastructure in place, it paved the way for both your...
  • Qantas flicks the switch on world-leading in-flight WiFi

    When you take your next Qantas flight, there’s a chance you could strike gold and be connected to the internet thanks to the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service. Today marks the day when the first Australian flight to the service. Starting with the first aircraft today, the rollout strategy is...
  • NBN hitting its strides, passes 2 million paying customers, available at 4.5m premises

    The National Broadband Network is now available to more than 4.5 million premises and has just passed a major milestone of 2 million active customers. As of the week ending 30 March 2017, the NBN had 2,004,044 active customers across their range of connection types. With the two millionth premises activated,...
  • Telstra making it seriously easy for VIPs to upgrade to the NBN

    Around 2 weeks ago, I received an email from Telstra regarding the NBN being available at my current rental address in Wodonga. The multi-billion dollar project was now at my doorstep. This was my chance to move from the aging ADSL2+ connection to FTTN. To give you some background, I’ve...
  • Who’s to blame for your slow NBN ?

    There are now 1.876,566 paying customers on Australia’s National Broadband Network. You don’t have to search far to find horror stories of people getting below expected or frankly acceptable speeds. Some users have even reported slower speeds after transitioning from ADSL2 to NBN. Take some time to look at...

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