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Resolved: Optus outage leaves customers with no access to data or phone services

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Since around 11 am Eastern time, Optus customers have been reporting issues with regard to their data and phone services. This has continued for some time and in volume, showing it's not an...

Optus begins rollout of extra battery backup for critical mobile transmission hub towers

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Victoria's recent storm damage power outages are a reminder that any improvement to mobile network resiliency and uptime is a welcome change. Motivated by their desire to keep customers connected, Optus employees have conceptualised an...

Greenpeace reveals which Aussie telcos and data centres are switching to renewables fastest

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Telecommunications giant Telstra has come out on top in a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific that reveals which Australian telcos, data centres and tech companies are ahead in the race to switch to...

Getting Tapping with the Optus X Tap

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Optus has released a new prepaid smartphone called the Optus X Tap, which offers some solid features for a reasonable price of $149. The X Tap comes with a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display...

Telcos issued a warning by the ACMA over failing to check ID before number...

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Telstra, Optus and Medion Mobile have all been issued warnings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failure to comply with number porting regulations. It may not seem like a huge...

realme announces the budget C21 for a sub $200 price tag

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Realme, a company we are very aware of here at the Ausdroid office has announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone that it claims offers endless fun along with supreme power and impressive...

Optus on the road to 3G switch off, 3G 2100Mhz reused for 5G/4G network...

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As part of it's inevitable switch to a 5G/4G network Optus will commence a network technology refresh from late April 2022, reallocating 2100MHz spectrum assets to it's faster and more advanced capability 4G and...

Australia is among the world leaders in mobile connectivity speeds

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We've known for a while that we've got some pretty good mobile connectivity in Australia. Of course, there are outages like Telstra's issues last year and the recent issue for Vodafone. But...

Optus has achieved 10Gbps throughput from a real-world 5G tower

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Optus today announced a new 5G speed record from Strathpine, Brisbane's 5G tower, having achieved 10Gbps of throughput. By aggregating 3500Mhz and 28Ghz bands, along with existing 4G bands, Optus offers a glimpse of...

Measuring Broadband Australia confirms what NBN Fixed Wireless customers know – the service sucks

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a quarterly Measuring Broadband Australia report for a few years now, and it's been a good barometer of the National Broadband Network's performance and customer satisfaction. This...

Telstra and Optus offer assistance to NSW customers in postcodes affected by NSW rain...

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Telstra and Optus have both announced help for people in NSW who have had their lives disrupted by the rain and floods. Optus Customers Optus Managing Director, Marketing & Revenue Matt Williams said: “We have all...

Optus NBN: Fibre break near Sydney exchange takes out Optus NBN across Australia

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First spotted this morning by customers in our area wondering if perhaps NBN's crappy Fibre to the Node had struck again, it seems that it's just Optus customers that are offline - and quite...

5G Deal: 1 month free no setup fee Optus 5G Home Broadband

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Considered signing up for Optus 5G Home Broadband but the $200 setup fee put you off? Don't worry about it because during February 2021 Optus is offering 5G Home Broadband month to month plans with...

Optus launches a device repayment option called OptusPay

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Optus has announced in conjunction with last month’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series, that it has launched a device repayment option for customers called OptusPay, that will enable customers to pay...

Optus has completed its acquisition of budget MVNO Amaysim

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Optus has completed its $250 million acquisition of budget MVNO operator, Amaysim, with the brand now becoming a subsidiary of Optus. Commenting on the closure of the acquisition, Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has said...

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