Forget the hype – Spirit customers are already getting 5G technology

Spirit Telecom launched Australia’s first 5G services technology in 2017 – ahead of high street giants and the NBN Our head-honcho of sky-speed Internet, Spirit CEO Geoff Neate, stirred the pot at the 2018 CommsDay Summit recently. He let Australia know that we are already providing Spirit customers technology that has now been ratified as part of 5G. Geoff then took things a little further by saying that 5G will not be available to Telstra and Optus customers until next year, while the 5G tech we are using (beamforming) has been in use on our network since 2017. Needless to say, [...]

2018-10-23T11:15:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|

A History of Wireless Internet, and how we’ve used one of Australia’s greatest inventions to give the country super-fast internet.

A brilliant Australian inventor, exploding black holes in space and Stephen Hawking. What a tale. Did you know that the work of a Sydney born, Australian engineer by the name of John O’Sullivan, led to the invention of wireless Internet? It’s a technology used by billions of devices around the world every day, and it all started right here, down-under. We’ve managed to build our own sky speed network thanks to John’s amazing legacy. But long before our start in 2005, just how did the invention of wireless come about? Back in the 80s, John O’Sullivan was fascinated by Stephen Hawking’s [...]

2018-10-16T15:25:11+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

Talk to the cloud, because the copper lines aren’t listening

Move your phone systems to the cloud with Australia’s fastest rated Internet provider The world is moving to the cloud, and it’s happening now. With older technology like copper telephone lines being shut down around Australia, a future in the cloud is becoming more present every day. From a business perspective, cloud-based systems mean we now have the opportunity to connect with people everywhere, from anywhere. Imagine the possibilities of running, or being a part of a truly virtual work environment. Phone calls, chat, file sharing, video conferencing and so much more, all done from your mobile, laptop or desktop. Manage [...]

Our mission to give all Australians the Internet they deserve

We are proud to announce we have recently gifted Melbourne’s Fastest Internet speeds to more locations across Melbourne & YOU could be next!  We have introduced our Super Fast Internet speeds to a number of buildings across Melbourne, providing access of speeds up to 200Mbps so users can stream, surf and play online without disruption.   An alternative to the NBN  Thanks to the installation of new state of the art tech, thousands of residents can now access the full might of the Spirit network, which is ranked as Melbourne’s Fastest ISP. The network is completely independent of the NBN and offers [...]

A real alternative to the NBN… And, it’s bloody fast!

Internet is now widely regarded as the fourth utility, yet complaints about Internet services have hit a record high, up 41% year on year according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2016-2017. The annual report states that for the first time, Internet services were the largest source of complaints, with 87.8% coming from residential consumers. A lack of reliable speed can present a number of issues for property developers, owners’ corporations and building or facilities managers, from irate residents to poor CCTV performance. We are an alternative to the NBN and we have built our own unique network to offer a [...]

Government Slams Higher Speed Network Recommendation

Recently, the Federal Government dismissed a Parliamentary recommendation calling for the NBN to use fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) or fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) technology for the remainder of its rollout, saying that they’ll stick with the current Multi Technology Mix (MTM) approach. You may be asking… ‘what does that mean?’ and moreover ‘what does that mean to me?’ Well to put it simply, it means that the NBN will continue to install relatively outdated technology that delivers slower and less reliable speeds. For a number of very technical reasons, new NBN customers will share speeds, which may struggle during peak hours – generally in the [...]

2018-04-30T11:10:12+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Is the NBN fit for Australian businesses?

Australian business owners know the importance of a stable Internet connection. The promise of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolling out across the country suggested this need would be met with secure, fast and reliable connectivity. However, every week it’s another headline about the NBN and it generally isn’t particularly reassuring news. As businesses often have Internet usage requirements greater than home users, particularly bandwidth and reliability, they may find that researching options beyond the NBN for their technological and cloud-based application needs, time well spent.   Did you know that your business has an alternative to the NBN? At Spirit [...]

2017-12-19T15:58:40+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

‘What I learned from Pivot Summit 2017’

We caught up with our Infrastructure Manager, Shaun Harrison, after the Pivot Summit last week to hear all about the event. Read what Shaun had to say about the Summit, Steve Wozniak, and the digital future below.     I was lucky enough to attend the 2017 Pivot Summit in Geelong on the 8th of December, representing Spirit as a Bronze Sponsor and WiFi partner. For everyone who couldn’t attend, I’ve put together my top 5 highlights. 1. Federal Mills Business Park is a stunning venue First up, I need to comment on the amazing work done by Cam Hamilton and [...]

Do I Have To Switch To The NBN?

I need the Internet. Do I have to switch to the NBN? There’s a lot of interest in the NBN currently, and with good reason. Australia has put up with slow Internet for far too long, and with an increasing desire to access a genuinely fast service, especially for streaming TV and music at home, or downloading and uploading large files at work, this has become a priority for many people. But the NBN is most definitely NOT the only way to access the Internet. In fact, Spirit has just been independently rated as Melbourne’s fastest Internet Provider[1]. So how has [...]

2017-12-11T16:35:32+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

What Makes The Spirit Network “Different. Better.”

Well for a start our network is not the NBN. And that’s a good thing for you! Yes, you really do have an alternative to the NBN, and it’s a great one.   Sorting Through The Confusion There’s a lot of uncertainty in the Internet market in Australia about who does what. In particular, no one is quite sure what the NBN actually is, and who the ever-growing group of resellers are. Just exactly who is selling what, and is it actually any good? Australia is entering a new era of Internet usage based on a mixture of fibre, copper, wireless [...]

2018-09-12T11:04:55+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |
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