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Thursday, 20/11/2014


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


Tuesday, 18/11/2014


Hard to switch NBN back to fibre after Turnbull: Clare

Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has said that a future Labor government would be hard pressed to switch back to a fibre-to-the-premises NBN delivery model, but hopes to develop a policy with stakeholders outlining a path to a fibre 'end game'.

Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN Co's plan for HFC networks can work: Arris

Telco equipment manufacturing company Arris is convinced that NBN Co's strategy for HFC networks will work, drawing on overseas examples as evidence.

Source: ZDNet Australia


How Dallas Buyers Club gained IP addresses locked down until 2015

Exactly how the rights holders for the film Dallas Buyers Club obtained the IP addresses of users alleged to have downloaded infringing copies of the film will remain under wraps until at least the public hearing set for February next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Labor seeks fibre future, but still working on NBN policy: Clare

A future Labor government cannot simply switch back the National Broadband Network to a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model, shadow communications minister Jason Clare has said.

Source: Computerworld