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Wednesday, 16th April 2014

NBN Co reports $1.17 billion loss

NBN Co has reported a $1.1 billion loss after generating revenue of almost $70 million in the past nine months.
Source: ARN

Court slaps TPG with $400k fine over 000 failure

TPG has been fined $400,000 after court action taken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority relating to the telco's failure to provide triple zero access to all of its customers.
Source: Computerworld

NBN Co boss suggests levy for TPG

NBN Co’s new CEO Bill Morrow has suggested the Federal Government apply a levy onto NBN infrastructure competitors like TPG in order to ensure a sustainable economic model in the provision of broadband services to rural customers.
Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co chief calls for government subsidy to offset cost of rural NBN

NBN Co chief executive, Bill Morrow, has called on the federal government to impose a cross-subsidy or infrastructure levy on competitors to offset to the cost of delivering broadband to rural areas.
Source: ARN

NBN Co hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial

NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 15th April 2014

NBN Co set to tackle TPG head on

Fresh from making sweeping changes to the NBN Co executive team new CEO Bill Morrow is set to fight fire with fire and announce an aggressive fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout to compete with TPG, which recently announced NBN plans of its own.
Source: iTWire

New NBN Co chief challenges TPG with early rollout

NBN Co has expedited its roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Basement technology in a direct challenge to TPG's attempt to cherrypick value inner-city customers.
Source: ARN

Small businesses divided over NBN benefits

Australian small businesses are split about the NBN and unsure if faster internet speeds will improve their lot.
Source: SMH

NBN Co drops speed guarantees for FTTN service

Australia's national broadband network will come with substantially lower speed guarantees than expected, as part of the Coalition mandated fibre-to-the-node redesign.
Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 14th April 2014

Revealed: NBN Co scales back fibre rollout

NBN Co is now only expecting to roll out fibre to 20 percent of Australia premises, down from the 22 percent in the Coalition's 2013 election policy.
Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co may have to pay Telstra $98b

Telstra could be paid over $98 billion by NBN Co over the next 55 years for infrastructure leases and other fees, according to a report in industry publication CommsDay.
Source: SMH

Bot masters in cut-throat DDoS fight

Botnet operators in the criminal underground are launching large denial of service attacks against each other in a bid to knock out rivals in the race to compromise computers.
Source: iTnews Australia

EscapeNet enjoys life as an indie ISP

Australia's Internet service provider market has gone through an extended period of consolidation.
Source: Computerworld

Friday, 11th April 2014

TPG's unlimited NBN plans enabled by AAPT buy

As debate rages over TPG competing against NBN Co, TPG has released its unlimited plans for services on NBN Co's network, which the company says were only possible through its large fibre infrastructure assets.
Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG pushes unlimited NBN fibre plans

Internet service provider TPG has launched its National Broadband Network plans, with all six of the offers including unlimited data quotas. The plans are TPG's first NBN offerings; the ISP foreshadowed offering an unlimited NBN data plan in 2012, but it hasn't started to sign up customers for NBN services until now.
Source: Computerworld