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Friday, 29 July 2016

ACCC makes telcos open ‘superfast’ broadband networks to competitors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has pushed ahead with opening up so-called ‘superfast’ broadband (25 megabits per second or faster) networks, forcing network operators to allow other telcos to sell services over their infrastructure.

Source: Computerworld

Half of all NBN users still opting for speeds of just 25/5Mbps

Despite debate between political parties on the inability of the Coalition's technology-agnostic NBN model to attain high speeds, almost 50 percent of all premises connected are opting for just 25/5Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN launches HFC services on former Telstra network in WA

The first Telstra HFC network acquired by NBN has been declared ready for service, joining the former Optus HFC network launched in June.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra increases NBN market share

A snapshot provided by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of National Broadband Network services reveals that Telstra continues to dominate the NBN market.

Source: Computerworld

NBN brings HFC to Western Australia

NBN has formally launched commercial hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) services in Western Australia.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Telstra complaints rise alongside market share

The TIO and Kantar have both published their latest stats on the Australian telecommunications industry, with outage-riddled Telstra increasing in both complaints and market share.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Trident Perth-Singapore subsea cable signs Equinix datacentres

The submarine cable that will connect Australia with Singapore and Indonesia has chosen to have points of presence in Equinix's Sydney, Singapore, Jakarta, and Melbourne datacentres.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra faces $2-3 billion earnings gap post-NBN: Moody's

Telstra will struggle to fill a $2-3 billion earnings gap once the NBN roll-out winds up, according to ratings agency Moody's.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Vodafone Australia CTO Benoit Hanssen departing

The CTO responsible for Vodafone's push into regional network coverage is departing for a role at Hutchison.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Singtel and Ericsson implementing 450Mbps 4G indoor technology in 2017

Singtel and Ericsson have aggregated licensed and unlicensed spectrum to extend network coverage indoors to attain throughput speeds of up to 450Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia