Working with leading telecommunication provider Optus, Spectur has delivered surveillance solutions to protect critical assets from theft and vandalism. After three years of partnering together, Optus and Spectur will extend their collaboration to boost security for vulnerable telecommunication assets and support Optus’s commitment to strengthening mobile network security. Optus has updated its Statement of Works with Spectur through an existing […]
Across Australia and the globe, EJ is relied upon to design, manufacture and distribute exceptional access solutions for vital infrastructure projects. These projects support the stormwater, wastewater and telecommunications networks necessary in modern society. Each day, EJ solutions play a vital role in the development and maintenance of public and private infrastructure. In early 2022, a series of floods hit […]
NBN Co is conducting a trial using wind power to assess if small wind technology can extend the battery life of the infrastructure and improve network resilience during natural disasters. During an emergency event, damage to localised power outages can impact NBN services and leave people without vital access to communications. When this occurs, NBN Co deploys temporary network infrastructure […]
NBN Co has awarded contracts to delivery partners across Australia to enable one million homes and businesses to upgrade to full fibre internet. The construction contracts were awarded to Ventia, Service Stream, Fulton Hogan Utilities, and Downer EDI to enable homes and businesses to upgrade to full fibre by ordering an eligible wholesale higher speed tier. NBN Co Chief Operating […]
Energy infrastructure operator Jemena has partnered with leading telecommunications companies to deliver 5G technology to Melbourne’s north-west suburbs. Jemena has signed agreements with Optus and Telstra to facilitate the installation of 5G small cell infrastructure on power poles across the Jemena Electricity Network. These agreements will deliver and improve 5G telecommunications network coverage in the local area, resulting in faster […]
More than $2 billion for the Water for Australia Plan, a $2.4 billion boost for NBN services, and $20 billion to Rewiring the Nation, plus a significant number of energy initiatives, are among the funding that has been committed in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, ahead of a predicted 50 per cent increase to consumer energy costs by 2024. The Federal […]
New amendments to the Telecommunications Regulations 2021 will enable telecommunications companies to temporarily share approved government identifier information with regulated financial services entities to allow them to implement enhanced monitoring and safeguards for customers affected by a data breach. The amendments follow the data breach at Optus, including government identifier information such as drivers licences, Medicare and passport numbers of […]
By Ken Mathers, Senior Utilities Consultant, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division Fibre optic networks are rapidly expanding. This change is being driven by digital transformation, upscaled competition and increasing demands for service reliability. While this expansion will serve the Asia Pacific telecom networks well, it is being stymied by network providers needing more real-time information and optimised connectivity. Traditionally, […]
NBN Co has enhanced its Sky Muster Plus satellite services to provide more data for 108,000 households and businesses in regional and rural Australia. These upgrades aim to improve the quality of life for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia by reducing data constraints associated with accessing fast and reliable broadband. For the first […]
Ausconnex has launched a dark fibre service to telecommunications providers, data centre operators and other businesses based in Greater Western Sydney that need private, stable and high-speed communications connections. “Ausconnex dark fibre service delivers a ready-made and easy-to-use dedicated telecommunication and data transfer solution that’s tailored to your immediate needs,” Peter Hanley, General Manager at Ausconnex, said. “With fibre optic […]
The energy and utility industries are experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation. The traditional one-way relationship between centralised, asset- intensive utilities and the consumer, has been turned on its head. We have entered a new energy paradigm where the emerging prosumer lies at the heart of a new decentralised and bidirectional energy system and an increasingly electrified economy. To thrive […]
Yarra Valley Water is harnessing the power of technology to transform the customer experience and create seamless service. Glenn Wilson, General Manager, Services Futures, said the organisation was on an ongoing journey of transformation as part of its commitment to customer care. “Our award-winning Customer Experience Team has identified more than 100 unique task-based journeys to better understand what customers […]
NBN Co has announced an emission reduction program Towards-Zero Carbon Ambition, membership of the global RE100 renewable energy initiative, and plans to purchase 100 per cent renewable electricity from December 2025. NBN Co’s emission reduction program is also part of its newly released second Sustainability Report. As part of the Towards-Zero Carbon Ambition, the company has an initial three-year roadmap, […]
NBN Co has announced a new tranche of locations to be upgraded, allowing over 200,000 premises to be selected for upgrade and ultrafast broadband access. Details of Tranche 6 of the upgrade program came as the company posted strong financial results for the first quarter of the 2021-22 financial year. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the […]
The energy and utility industries are experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation. The traditional one-way relationship between centralised, asset-intensive utilities and the consumer, has been turned on its head. We have entered a new energy paradigm where the emerging prosumer lies at the heart of a new decentralised and bidirectional energy system and an increasingly electrified economy. To thrive in […]
Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) NextGen is live, with the upgraded referral service connecting workers with utility asset owners quickly and easily, supporting more accurate information for proposed digging sites. The DBYD NextGen is a joint initiative between delivery partners ESRI Australia and Deloitte Consulting, asset owner members and DBYD users. DBYD CEO, Stuart Burdack, said the benefits of DBYD […]
Imagine a simple solution for fleet management which maximises efficiency, minimises cost and improves the security and safety of your vehicles and drivers. Would you like the solution customised to suit your unique needs? The answer is two10degrees’ award-winning Global Alerting Platform for Fleet solution, which equips clients with tools for emergency alerting, message routing, location tracking, scheduled reporting, dashboard […]
Pivotel’s Inmarsat BGAN satellite service provides voice and data connectivity at speeds of up to 492kbps, wherever your operations take you. Whether you need to stay connected on the road, at a work site, or anywhere else, Pivotel has a satellite communication solution that will meet your requirements. Choose from terminals that can be carried in a backpack, installed in […]
by Eliza Booth, Journalist The way we generate, use and store energy is changing. As the world moves towards more renewable energy options, and large traditional power generators are retiring, maintaining the balance between supply and demand at all times is crucial to preventing power outages. One way communities and utilities are addressing this issue is with virtual power plants […]
AGL has launched AGL Mobile, offering customers more choice on their essential services products with the launch of a new range of mobile phone plans. AGL will offer mobile SIM plans, comprising data allowances, no lock-in contracts and discounts for customers who combine their mobile services with an AGL energy plan. AGL Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, said AGL was […]
Melbourne Water has launched a new Healthy Waterways Strategy interactive website, which includes the annual report card in a digital format for the first time. The website is an important and essential tool for the Healthy Waterways Strategy 2018-2028. It allows users to explore how the region’s catchments and waterways are faring against the targets of the strategy while also […]
AGL has launched new broadband products, marking its expansion into a multi-product retailer operating across energy, data and telecommunications. AGL Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, said AGL was offering three unlimited data plans costing between $75 and $95 per month prior to a $15 discount to customers who bundled them with energy plans. “For more than 180 years AGL has […]
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for integrating advanced data and analytics into workflows, giving utility field crews the ability to stay connected, and capture, assess and share critical data while on the job. The harsh environments that these crews operate in are unfriendly to electronic equipment, highlighting the need for rugged mobility devices that can hold up in any […]
Nbn co and CSIRO have signed a new agreement to combine expertise and resources to boost research and planning for Australia’s digital needs. With nbn co’s knowledge of broadband traffic patterns across its national network and CSIRO’s expert analysis and modelling capability, the two organisations will develop data insights to support the development of the future digital capability needs of […]
By Rob Bryant and David Wagner Australia’s capital project industries are realising major efficiencies by eliminating disconnected siloed solutions and implementing a more holistic approach to connect all project data from the start of a project through its turnover and startup. In this article, we examine multiple factors to help us answer the question “Why has Australia adopted the connected […]
Global leader in customer engagement Verint has released research findings which outline the top priorities among electric utility consumers that improve customer experience (CX), and reveal how providers are responding to COVID-19. Electric utility consumers who report having a great experience have a 133 per cent higher retention rate and are 142 per cent more likely to recommend their provider […]
Jemena and Deloitte have teamed up in the development of a new cloud-based application on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides insights from its smart meter data to assist consumers with their energy decisions. Jemena delivers electricity to more than 360,000 residential and business customers across Melbourne’s north-west. By leveraging the cloud-based application, Jemena said it can better understand customer […]
As most companies and industries in Australia are transitioning to a remote workforce and many more splitting working weeks between being on-site and remote, some industries are facing unique challenges because of social distancing measures. These challenges are likely to continue to occur well into the future, therefore making it important to act now and address challenges due to social […]
TransGrid Telecommunications has become the first Australia/New Zealand carrier to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 Carrier Ethernet (CE) certification. TransGrid said the MEF 3.0 CE demonstrates its conformance to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority for standardised network services. TransGrid’s Head of Telecommunications, Mr Glenn Wood, said, “This is a significant milestone for our customers. “Our […]
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