Added about 1 month ago

The State of the Internet - a global perspective

Let's shoot to Mars for a second. On our journey, we see the continents decreasing in size and pass numerous satellites floating about in orbit. From here we get the perceptive we need to see the world in its totality. It’s a highly sophisticated planet, full of promise and technological advances. We know that although the continents appear separate they are actually entirely interconnected, with communication and news sharing happening simultaneously with people at polar ends of the planet. We know this phenomenon as the internet.  This communication enablement platform, the World Wide Web, has projected our world into a thriving, intelligent and forever evolving global society, better still it is only looking to strengthen.

Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ Q1 2015 reports the number of global internet users has more than doubled in the last 7 years to an estimated 3.2 billion in 2015. Moreover, Cisco noted that the number of Internet-connected devices first outnumbered the human population way back in 2008 and that now there is an estimated two networked devices per capita, with the prediction it will be up to three per capita by 2019. Not only is global uptake advancing but so is the internet’s performance. On a global basis, the average connection speed increased a sizeable 30 percent year over year. Additionally, the global average connection speed increased 10 percent to 5 Mbps and the global 15 Mbps adoption rate has grown 29 percent.  

However, when we take a deeper look, not all countries can be viewed as equal when it comes to internet progression. Fiji for example experienced hugely impressive growth rates rising 181% in average connection speed from 2014. Whereas Réunion experienced 72% decline (to 3.5 Mbps) from the previous year. Overall however, increases were seen in 134 countries, with yearly declines only seen in just 9 countries/regions, supporting the global trend of overall improving internet performance.  

 

When we review Australia, China, US & UK in the Akamai’s timeline graph above we can see that although there is a general improvement trend, China is rather behind. Their economy might be booming, however their connection internet speeds are lagging behind the other significant players. US & UK have advanced at a very impressive rate managing to remain close competitors for the duration of the past 7 years. Australia was in their ball park performance up until 2012, where the UK and US powered ahead and managed to increase the gap between Australia.  

Now we are back on earth using the internet to read this on our computer screens, and can reflect on what we just discovered. There is a global trend of improved internet performance, internet utilisation is only predicted to enhance and lastly, not all countries are equal in the eyes of internet – some are significantly out performing others.

So as we keep advancing with connectively on global scale, one can only imagine what incredible developments are still in store.  

Seen many of our internet-based innovations lately? Check out our 'Virtual Fax' feature here

 

Source: akamai (2015). Akamai’s State of the internet' Q1 2015 report, from http://www.stateoftheinternet.com/index.html

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Added 3 months ago

Mitron MV1 - End of an Era

The Mitron MV1 has been a MyNetFone adaptor staple for the last seven years, and it's with nostalgic sentiments we announce we have just sold through our last stock. An end of an era indeed. In our loving seven year relationship with the Mitron MV1 we have seen around 10,000 units leave the MyNetFone nest to find good homes helping our customers achieve low cost, reliable calling.

You may remember the Mitron MV1 from features such as:

  • MyNetFone $9.95 Starter Pack special
  • Free Mitron Phone Adaptor special
  • Basic Gift Pack offer
  • MyNetFone VoIP regular adaptor range

However, never fear, there are already contenders in the running to take the place of the Mitron’s popular position.

The most promising candidate looking like the Cisco SPA122, which offers an inbuilt router and 2 VoIP Lines amongst an array of other features.

Learn more about the up-and-coming Cisco SPA122 here 

 

 

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Added 3 months ago

Queens Birthday Public Holiday Operating Hours 2015

All hail the British monarchy for the long weekend is upon us! All Australian states, with the exception of Western Australia, will be recognising Monday 8th June 2014 as the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Our operating hours this Queen's Birthday long weekend are:

Residential Support & Customer Service 

  • Operating at the reduced hours of 9am – 5pm AEST Monday 8th June 2015
  • Operating during regular hours over the weekend (Sat and Sun 9am to 5pm AEST) 

Business Support & Customer Service 

  • Will be open and operating during regular business hours (8:30am to 5:30pm Mon-Fri AEST)

Emergency support will continue to be available throughout the Queen’s birthday long weekend for all business customers with urgent matters.

Sales Team

Both Business and Residential sales will be CLOSED Monday 8th June 2015, however will be operating at regular hours outside of this date. 


Did you know...

The date Australia and New Zealand publically celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is not her real birthday. In fact it’s not even the correct month - Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday is 21st April!

The Queen’s Birthday is not recognised as public holiday in her homeland of England - they attend work as usual.

Queen Elizabeth II's birthday was celebrated on the second Thursday of June for the first seven years of her reign. When midweek became inconvenient, it was changed. 

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Added 5 months ago

Easter Public Holiday 2015 - Reduced Operating Hours

Time to start planning the family's get-away activities! Easter is almost here, bringing with it an onslaught of chocolatey treats and a warmly welcomed four day weekend. MyNetFone will be operating at reduced hours over this public holiday, so please take note of our operating hours below:

MyNetFone’s Residential Support centre will be closed Friday 3rd April, however, will be open and operating at reduced hours over the remaining holiday period. 

MyNetFone’s Residential Sales will be closed over the Easter break but will open and operating at the reduced hours of 9am-5pm AEST on Monday 6th April.

The MyNetFone Business Sales & Support centres will be closed throughout the Easter long weekend, with afterhours Emergency Support continuing to be available if needed.

Normal operating hours will resume from Tuesday, 2nd April.


Residential Customer Support: Business Customer Support: 
Friday 3rd April - Closed Friday 3rd April - Closed
Saturday 4th April – Open 9am to 5pm AEST Saturday 4th April - Closed
Sunday 5th April - Open 9am to 5pm AEST Sunday 5th April - Closed
Monday 6th April – Open 9am to 5pm AEST Monday 6th April - Closed

Have a fantastic Easter break!

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Added over 3 years ago

See what NBN rollout actually looks like

There a lot of talk about the National Broadband Network (NBN), but do you want to see what the rollout of this new-generation technology actually looks like?

A few members of the MyNetFone team visited one of the 'greenfield' new housing developments in Sydney's western suburbs this week, and saw first-hand what the NBN rollout to these new communities involves.

Here are a few photos from the visit - as you can see, NBN is really quite a simple network at the suburb level, yet delivers such huge possibilites for internet speed, reliability and applications such as VoIP to be channelled over it.

Greenfield site deployment like shown in the photos is different from the way NBN rolls out to existing streets and houses. With greenfields, the streets are cleared and paved, and the houses built at the same time as the NBN is installed, so the fibre cabling can be pre-arranged to go underground all the way up to the houses. Inside, the new houses have purpose-designed little cupboards to house the NBN premise devices.

In contrast, in existing suburbs the fibre most often needs to be delivered to the houses through above-ground overhead cabling - afterall, few people would agree to have their lawns dug up!

New house going up at Bunya development site, Doonside. "Mini-exchange" Temporary Fibre Access Node (T-FAN) housing the heart of the NBN access for the new development.
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NBN cabling in the ground.

 

NBN Premises Connection Device (PCD) on the outside of one of the houses.

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Checking out display homes from different builders - all already NBN enabled!

 

Close-up of the T-FAN on the development site.

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Added over 3 years ago

Mother's Day Special Offer - get her something to last the whole year!

Treat your mum to something special this Mother's Day... flowers might wilt in 3 days, but this special offer will last her the whole year!

  • Stylish cordless VoIP phone with choice of 4 backlit display colours  
  • Free Calls for a Year* with MegaSaver Yearly plan, including 100 untimed calls Australia-wide every month for one year
  • $10 Bonus Credit for mobile and international calls

It's so simple to ge started - she'll just need to plug the phone in to a modem (or if you're being super-nice, you might do it for her!) & she can start making calls.

All this for just $199 - get over $258 value! 
Mother's Day VoIP Phone Special Offer

Make your mum proud:

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Added over 4 years ago

5 cent VoIP Adaptor offer - starts TODAY for 3 days only!

For 3 days only, we are offering a VoIP Adaptor for just 5 CENTS˜on MegaSaver or higher plans with 6 month commitment. Save $49.90 off the Adaptor's recommended retail price!

So if your friends or family have been thinking of trying VoIP, or if you need a new VoIP Adaptor for yourself, now is the perfect time to get started for next to nothing.

The Adaptor features include:

  • VoIP Phone Adaptor + in-built Router
  • One broadband phone line
  • Plugs into your regular handset to make low-cost calls, or connect to a regular fax machine to send faxes over VoIP
  • Programmed only to operate on the MyNetFone service

Plus you get all these handy call features with the MyNetFone VoIP Service:

  • Free Voicemail Box and Voicemail-to-email
  • Caller ID Presentation
  • No STD Charges - all national calls are charged the same as local, and are untimed
  • Call Waiting, Call Forward, Call Transfer and more

Click here to find out more about the 5 cent VoIP Adaptor & get started!

Don't miss out, and remember to pass the offer on to your friends & family.

Available for 3 days only, 9am 30th March to 5pm 1st April 2011!

5 cent VoIP Adaptor Special


˜Shipping fee of $12.95 applies

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Added over 5 years ago

Panasonic KX-TG1811 Analog Handsets now reduced even further - SAVE $25!

Time for a new phone handset?

Replace your old handset, or get an additional one to make the most of your VoIP service!

Panasonic KX-TG1811 handsets are now even further reduced to just $29.95 (save a massive $25) 

  • Cordless Handset
  • DECT Enhanced 1.88-1.90GHz for excellent sound clarity
  • Selectable Ring Tones (20 Presets)
  • Caller ID* and Private Name Display
  • 50 Station Phone Book for easy dialing
  • Wall-Mountable

Limted stock, so don't miss out!

Get a new handset now - click here!

Note: This handset is not VoIP enabled, and you will need a VoIP Adaptor to use it with a VoIP service

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Added over 5 years ago

Time for a new handset?

Replace your old handset, or get an additional one to make the most of your VoIP service!

Panasonic KX-TG1811 and KX-TG1855 cordless handsets are now reduced, so grab a bargian today.

Strictly while stocks last, so don't miss out!

Click here to see & order the products.

Note: These handsets are analog & not VoIP-enabled. To use with VoIP, you need to connect them to a VoIP Adaptor or VoIP-supporting modem/router.

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Added over 5 years ago

New Product: Cisco SD208P

The new Cisco SD208P offers great performance and Power over Ethernet in a compact size.

The Cisco SD208P 8-Port 10/100 Switch (with 4-port PoE) offers the performance and ease of use you need to get your business connected quickly and easily. Designed and priced for small businesses that want a simple network solution, the switch:

  • Connects up to eight network devices — including computers, printers, and servers — to share and transfer files and videos across your network.
  • Works right out of the box with no software to configure.
  • Features PoE to power network attached devices.

Click here to find out more!

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