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Friday, 22nd August 2014


NBN Co delays copper disconnections in 58 areas

NBN Co and Telstra have pushed back the disconnection of copper services for 58 areas in which fibre has been rolled out.
Source: iTnews Australia


First NBN fibre to the node customer connected

The first customer connected to the NBN via fibre to the node has been hooked up with Telstra in Umina, on the New South Wales central coast.
Source: ZDNet Australia


iiNet breaks the billion - but 'furious' about NBN

When is a junior telco no longer junior? When it passes $1 billion in revenues. But CEO David Buckingham is not happy with the slow implementation of the NBN.
Source: iTWire


NBN FTTN pilot records download speeds of 96Mbps

NBN Co has ramped up it's fibre-to-node trial and is set to build and test another 300 nodes across NSW and Queensland.
Source: ARN


Thursday, 21st August 2014


Turnbull picks 3.5GHz for metro NBN spectrum gap

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has directed the communications regulator to issue licenses for the national broadband network in the 3.5 Ghz spectrum band to address a shortfall of spectrum in the outskirts of metropolitan areas affecting 80,000 premises.
Source: iTnews Australia


Turnbull seeks NBN spectrum fix

NBN Co would pick up much-needed spectrum to fill a gap in its fixed-wireless network coverage in Australia's metropolitan fringes under a draft ministerial direction released today.
Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN customers boost iiNet revenues past $1 billion milestone

Internet service provider iiNet has recorded more than $1 billion in full-year revenues on the back of 40,000 active NBN customers.
Source: ARN


How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.
Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 20th August 2014


Village Roadshow no-show for online piracy forum

In a strongly-worded email to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke has said the company will not attend an upcoming public forum on copyright infringement because it will be dominated by "crazies".
Source: ZDNet Australia


FRITZ!Box goes VDSL2 with new modem/router

Ahead of the NBN FTTN rollout, PCRange has added the VDSL2-capable FRITZ!Box 7360 modem/router to its catalogue.
Source: iTWire


Vodafone picks Ericsson to rebuild core network

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has chosen equipment vendor Ericsson to build its new core network, and plans to be Australia's first telco to offer voice services over a 4G network.
Source: iTnews Australia


Voice over 4G: Vodafone lands Australian first

Vodafone will be the first carrier in Australia to enable voice calls over a 4G network, which will eliminate call lag and enable phone calls in high definition.
Source: ARN


NBN expert panel member rejects Scales report

The ACCC did not overly influence the expert panel's recommendation to the Labor government that the NBN should be fibre to the premises, according to panel member Rod Tucker.
Source: ZDNet Australia


In support of a fibre-to-the-premises NBN

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN.
Source: Computerworld


Telstra faces legal action over late payment fees

Australia's major telcos are about to face a massive class action over their late payment fees.
Source: ABC News