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New wireless broadband towers for rural Australia

Another 45 fixed wireless towers for the NBN have been activated across June and July, joining the existing network of 1700 fixed wireless towers. Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash, said that fixed wireless towers will serve up to six per cent of Australians, mostly in smaller towns and rural areas. “Some 31 fixed wireless […]

Asset management for critical infrastructure: the cornerstone of modern life

Managers of critical infrastructure, such as water, electricity, and transport networks, have more tools available to them than ever before to ensure safe and efficient operation. At the same time, public and government expectations regarding the management of these assets, and delivery of their critical services have never been higher. Technology moves at a rapid […]

Telecommunications reform package enters Parliament

The Federal Government has introduced into Parliament a telecommunications reform package designed to ensure access to high-speed broadband services throughout Australia, with a focus on rural access. The Bills push three key outcomes: The Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) will provide sustainable funding for the loss-making National Broadband Network NBN fixed wireless and satellite networks in […]

nbn begins rollout of world-leading technology

nbn has begun construction of its world-leading Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) access technology, which will provide access to the NBN by delivering fibre straight to the driveway of premises. nbn is the first broadband wholesaler in the world to roll the FTTC technology out on a mass scale, and is now being trialled in […]

The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of implementing a digital strategy

With new digital technologies entering the market, the utilities industry is facing increasing pressure to improve both operational performance and customer relationships, and adopting a strategy to incorporate these technologies is imperative. In 2016, a report by IDC Energy Insights found external pressures on utilities for digital transformation are huge. “As consumers are empowered by […]

nbn trial delivers fibre equivalent speeds

nbn trials of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 technology on its Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network have achieved downstream speeds of 1Gbps – on par with the top speed available for retailers on the nbn Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. The trial delivered upstream speeds of 100 Mbps – more than double the current […]

Top five ways to incorporate cloud at your utility

The utility industry is in the midst of significant transformation with new technology approaches facilitating agility and innovation while at the same time decreasing upfront investment risk. One of the these new technologies utilities around the world are turning to is the cloud. The cloud provides utilities with an attractive alternative to traditional, on-premise software […]

The digital utility revolution goes global

By Kate Rowland Kate Roland sat down for a short chat with Francois Vazille, Vice President, Oracle Utilities, JAPAC, about evolving smart grid technology and the emergence of the digital data-driven utility. Before we get into the devil of those details, let’s start with jargon and general concepts. We talk a lot in this industry […]

Fast data access, anywhere, anytime

For the modern utility, remote access to data from your water and wastewater treatment plants is an essential part of running an effective and efficient organisation. NHP understands that gaining a competitive advantage relies on your ability to provide real value to customers in a marketplace that offers increasing choice. Equipment that provides real-time and […]

Sky Muster II fully operational

Sky Muster II is now fully operational and sharing the load of its sister satellite as part of nbn’s performance improvement plans. nbn Chief Customer Officer, John Simon, said, “Following months of testing, Sky Muster™ II has been switched on, and is servicing Australians in some of the most remote places of the country.”   […]

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