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The industry benefits of Wi-Fi 6

The next generation of the Wi-Fi standard is Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, the latest step in a journey of nonstop innovation. The standard builds on the strengths of 802.11ac while adding efficiency, flexibility and scalability that allows new and existing networks increased speed and capacity with next-generation applications.

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A Wi-Fi overview of Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6

As we’re starting to see more Wi-Fi 6 capable devices hit the market, the big question of whether to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 is growing. Here, we take a look at how Wi-Fi 6 is performing compared to Wi-Fi 4 and Wi-Fi 5 and provide a Wi-Fi overview to help you understand which Wi-Fi generation is best for your wireless network.

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OSA wins Teltonika’s Top Gold Partner award

We are pleased to announce that OSA was awarded the Top Gold Partner award by Teltonika. The award recognises the outstanding business growth and the invaluable contribution of value-add services that OSA provides clients throughout the Australian industry.

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Why fusion splicing is the best method

Fusion splicing has been around for several decades, and it’s a trusted method for permanently fusing together the ends of two optical fibres to achieve a specific length or to repair a broken fibre link. We break down why fusion splicing is the best method, as well as highlight important stages and processes involved in fusion splicing.

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Are you prepared for the 3G switch off?

As new technology emerges and more businesses lean into future-proof IoT solutions, previous generations of network connectivity solutions are likely to shut down. And it’s no exception with 3G as businesses prepare for the 3G switch off.

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Ethernet networking in renewable energy

As homes and businesses become more energy conscious, solar power is the obvious choice to reduce reliance on traditional sources of electricity. Global political and economic initiatives are driving the demand for alternative power sources.

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History of Ethernet networking

In our modern, tech-driven world, Ethernet is critical to local area networking. In most commercial buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and government offices, you will find Ethernet networking behind the walls, under the floors and in the ceilings.

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Gear up for NBN Unify

OSA and EXFO are ready to support NBN ‘Unify’

After years of building a system which mostly used copper to connect homes and businesses to fibre nodes in the street, the Government announced in September 2020 an NBN upgrade which will devote $3.5 billion to laying high-speed fibre cables.

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Teltonika’s Multiple CCTV and Remote CAT6 LTE Router

As Australia’s number one independently owned value add distributor of world class network solutions, we are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with Teltonika and showcase their latest product that boasts reliable cellular connectivity.

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OSA Victoria’s successful move to a new Port Melbourne facility

Over the past few months, our OSA Victoria team has experienced an exciting business transition. In May 2020, the OSA Victoria branch moved to a larger purpose-built facility in Port Melbourne.

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About OSA

Founded in 2002, OSA has rapidly risen to become Australia’s No. 1 independently owned designer and distributor of world class network solutions. We’re the largest independently owned distributor in our space.

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Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)

GPON is the highest speed, longest life, lowest cost network infrastructure available in the market. Offering a genuine future‐proof access network with flexibility and upgrade capability well into the future.

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