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Australian Telco

Australia’s fake Phone Numbers

Numbers that will never connect, reserved for use in TV/Movies & Books.

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Australian Telco

NBNco’s FTTN – What’s in the box?

Unwrapping NBNco’s FTTN Cabinets and taking a look at what’s inside.

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Australian Telco

Telecom Pillars – Resistance to Rifle Fire?

A research paper from the 1960s examining how Telecommunications pillars hold up to gunfire…

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Australian Telco Voice over IP

I like big Butts and I cannot lie.

The buttinski test phones I know and love.

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Australian Telco Notes

My Telco Reading List for the Holidays

My holiday reading list for 2020.

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Australian Telco

AS/CA S009:2020 Key Changes for Cablers

Key changes in Australia’s AS/CA S009:2020 (Installation requirements for customer cabling
(Wiring Rules))

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Australian Telco

1938 ATE PAX50 Step By Step Exchange

At 82 years old and weighing in at 140Kg, this is how telephone switching used to be done…

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Australian Telco

NBNCo Transit Demystified

A look into how NBN’s transit model works.

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Australian Telco EUTRAN Mobile Networks Software

Making use of Australian Elevation Data in Forsk Atoll

Importing Elevation data from ELVIS into Forsk Atoll

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Australian Telco

Under the Hood with NBN FTTC Hardware (DPUs)

Taking a look at the black (and white) boxes inhabiting pits in NBN FTTC neighborhoods.

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Australian Telco

Call routing in LNP

How call routing including Donor Routing works in LNP.

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Australian Telco RFCs & Standards

LNP / Porting FAQ

Technical FAQs on Number Porting in Australia

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Australian Telco RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Anatomy of Local Number Portability in Australia

What goes on in the background with Local Number Porting in Australia

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Australian Telco

NBN FTTN Nodes in Disguise

Undercover FTTN.

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Australian Telco

End of ISDN in Australia

Australia’s largest carrier will begin disconnecting ISDN services, marking the end of circuit switched telephony in Australia.

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Australian Telco RFCs & Standards

The Sad story of ENUM in Australia

ENUM was going to change telephone routing. No longer would you need to pay a carrier to take your calls across the PSTN, but rather through the use of DNS your handset would look up a destination and route in a peer to peer fashion. Number porting would just be a matter of updating NAPTR […]

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Australian Telco Kamailio RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Kamailio Bytes – Routing to geo local RTPengine Instances with Kamailio

Using Kamailio to route traffic to the nearest geographical RTPengine instance for lowest latency/best experience.

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Australian Telco RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Numbering Systems in Australia: E.164 vs 0-NDC-SN

Description of E.164 and 0-NDC-SN numbering used in Australia

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Australian Telco Security

SMS Security – Banks

The other day I got an SMS from my bank, one of the big 4 Australian Banks. BANKNAME Alert: Block placed on card ending in XXXX, for suspicious transaction at ‘THING NICK PURCHASED ONLINE’ for $29.00 at 13:56. If genuine, reply ‘Yes’. If Fraud, reply ‘No’. SMS from bank They’d detected possible fraud on my […]

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Australian Telco

PMG / Erricson 3 line 8 ext PMBX

It’s no great secret I collect old phone stuff, I got this Melbourne made PMBX (Private Manual Branch Exchange) a while back, and I finally got around to doing something with it. I’ve cleaned all the relays, got all the electronics happy (still need to replace the ring generator), taken everything out, sanded it, varnished […]