Optus has a shockingly poor reputation for the performance of its 3G network, so it's no surprise Australia's #2 telco is looking for ways to improve. Suzanne Tindal at ZDNet reports that Optus is using "web accelerator technology" (essentially sophisticated proxy systems) to improve performance, especially on iPhones. Mind you, that still won't deal with other issues like sneaky calling card policies and declining broadband value.
Optus Using Web Accelerator To Boost Mobile Performance
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The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service. A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
Alas, my McDouble-loving friends, it appears McDonald's has sent the popular burger off into the sunset. From what we know, it won't be replaced with the McSingle, or the McTriple, leaving fans to make do with less-thrifty substitutes.