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Friday, 21/11/2014

Render methodology may return after NBN Co's Melton review

NBN Co paid AU$330,000 to use project-management methodology in six sites, but only used it in one despite FttP rollout improvements.

Source: ZDNet Australia

One week, two corporate plans, three strained NBN Co execs

It's hard to know which is more interesting: That the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan readily admits that we still know almost nothing concrete about this government's multi-technology mix rollout, or that a leaked final version of the never-released 2013-16 plan suggests the previous government was indeed getting its act together.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Clearer NBN view in sight

Many households are poised to get a clearer idea within weeks when their suburb will get the $41 billion superfast internet network and whether they will get the fibre-to-the-premise version.

Source: The Australian

Vodafone would sell Australian operation 'for the right price'

Vodafone Group would sell the company's Australian operation for the right price, the telco's chief executive Vittorio Colao said overnight.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 20/11/2014

TPG presence won't stop NBN Co installing FTTB equipment

NBN Co will be willing to deploy its equipment in the basements of apartment blocks — so-called multi-dwelling units (or MDUs) — even if rival infrastructure is already in place, an executive of the government-owned company said today at a Senate Estimates hearing.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co construction hits 1 million premises mark

This week, NBN Co commenced construction on its one millionth premises, the company said in a Senate Estimates hearing, where it also revealed that it has yet to gain access to any part of the hybrid fibre-coaxial networks that it expects will make up almost a third of its final footprint.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co won't shadow TPG for basement fibre

NBN Co plans to expand its fibre footprint in multi-dwelling units at a rate of 20 new buildings per month, but won't seek to directly shadow competitor TPG’s fibre-to-the basement rollout, the company today revealed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 19/11/2014

NBN Co 'historical curiosity' plan shows improved FttP rollout

An unreleased September 2013 draft of NBN Co's 2013-16 Corporate Plan suggests the previous board adjusted for rollout difficulties.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Southern Cross Cable locks in large customers

With a challenge to its international cable monopoly looming, Southern Cross Cable extends its contracts with its largest customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra hots up hotspot Wi-Fi war with initial free trial

The first 150 Telstra Wi-Fi hotspots have been switched on, with over 100 towns and cities to get 1000 trial hotspots before 25 December 2014 - all free to use as part of a pre-launch trial.

Source: iTWire

Netflix announces Australian launch

Streaming video service Netflix has announced it will launch services in Australia and New Zealand from March 2015.

Source: iTnews Australia

Huawei claims 100Mbps possible over 800m copper lines

Chinese networking vendor Huawei claims to have built a SuperVector prototype that provides up to three times the bandwidth over copper lines of standard VDSL2 vectoring.

Source: iTnews Australia

Amcom expands Northern Territory network deal

ASX-listed telecommunications and IT provider, Amcom Telecommunications (ASX:AMM) has expanded its agreement with the Northern Territory government to supply additional data network services across the region.

Source: ARN