Unwrapping NBNco’s FTTN Cabinets and taking a look at what’s inside.
A research paper from the 1960s examining how Telecommunications pillars hold up to gunfire…
The buttinski test phones I know and love.
My holiday reading list for 2020.
Key changes in Australia’s AS/CA S009:2020 (Installation requirements for customer cabling
At 82 years old and weighing in at 140Kg, this is how telephone switching used to be done…
A look into how NBN’s transit model works.
Importing Elevation data from ELVIS into Forsk Atoll
Taking a look at the black (and white) boxes inhabiting pits in NBN FTTC neighborhoods.
How call routing including Donor Routing works in LNP.
Technical FAQs on Number Porting in Australia
What goes on in the background with Local Number Porting in Australia
Australia’s largest carrier will begin disconnecting ISDN services, marking the end of circuit switched telephony 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 […]
Using Kamailio to route traffic to the nearest geographical RTPengine instance for lowest latency/best experience.
Description of E.164 and 0-NDC-SN numbering used in Australia
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 […]
Technical overview of NBNCo’s two LTSS (Long Term Satellite service) aka Skymuster Satellite services
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 […]