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Cabling rules have changed – are your contractors qualified?

The CPRs regulate the cabling industry and ensure that minimum cabling requirements are in place to promote safety and maintain network integrity.

The ACMA has amended the cabling arrangements to ensure all cabling providers have the necessary skills to perform specialised cabling work for the current and emerging customer cabling environment.

It is important to ensure your contractors are skilled and qualified to perform the work.

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NBN – what you can and might want to do to prepare

The National Broadband Network, or NBN, will bring high-speed broadband right to your home. It has the potential to change the way you live and work in every room of your house or apartment. Making the most of all that technology is your next step, but how much or how little you do is up to you. The First Step is to contact your Telephone or Internet Service Provider to learn more about the services they offer with the NBN so that you can plan what you want to do. 

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Combined Smartphone Data-Based Activities Far Outpace Talking

Arlington, VA – 09/17/2013 – The combined total minutes spent on activities requiring data connectivity on smartphones now far outpaces talking on these devices, according to the latest research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The results from CEA’s newest tracking study, Smartphones: Consumer Behavioral Trends, examine trends on consumer behavior and sentiment regarding smartphones from June to August 2013.

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Know your amplifiers

Masthead Amplifiers and Distribution Amplifiers.Masthead amplifiers are useful in weak signal areas and should be installed as close as practically possible to the antenna terminals (usually no more than 0.5m to 1m away) in order to optimise the signal to noise ratio. Masthead Amplifiers available through AQUATel include:

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New Fibre Requirements

The recent publication of AS/NZS 3080:2013 brings with it some much needed clarity for the ICT community with the inclusion of Amendments 1 and 2, and the injection of some new requirements. 

The full article for this has been posted on Synergy Telecoms blog click here to go there now.

AQUATel Opens 2nd Office in Bathurst

AQUATel Telephones & Cabling would like to announce the opening of their 2nd office, right in Bathurst CBD – “Bolam Centre” 238a Howick St.

In addition to our workshop and training rooms which remain at U3, 94a Bentinck St, the decision to open a second location in Bathurst was driven by the local demand of our customers and the need to have a central location with easy access for customers to drop in and see us. Continue reading