Broadband News - Page 1
Wednesday, 12th March 2014
The national broadband network's bottom line could be severely impacted by competition from existing fibre-to-the-basement internet providers, NBN Co's chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski told a senate hearing on Wednesday.
NBN Co has outlined plans to run fibre networks to individual units in apartment blocks, in an effort to combat the potentially "severe" impact of the fibre-to-the-basement efforts of TPG and Telstra.
The first high rise apartments have been connected to the national broadband network using the cheaper, multi-technology approach taken by the Coalition government.
NBN Co has signed four telcos to take part in a Fibre-to-the-Building pilot in Melbourne.
A transmission trial using a 1,066 kilometre fibre-optic ring on NBN Co's transit network reached one terabit per second speeds, the network builder and its equipment vendor Coriant said yesterday.
Tuesday, 11th March 2014
Telstra has been found to have broken the law when it breached the privacy of 15,775 customers between February 2012 and May 2013.
Monday, 10th March 2014
The battle over the Federal Government's AU$100 million funding for regional mobile coverage blackspots heats up.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced another NBN inquiry - the fifth - on how Labor planned it. What will it achieve?
Vandals are being blamed for damaging a terrestrial fibre optic cable owned by Basslink Telecoms, resulting in almost 20 hours of internet connectivity problems for Tasmanian residents over the weekend.
Friday, 7th March 2014
The Coalition Government has announced it will conduct a four-month audit into the process by which the previous Labor government conceived of the national broadband network.
Telstra has released its first ever transparency report, taking the lead from the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook to detail the volume and nature of requests for customer data it receives from Australian law enforcement and regulators.
Commander has launched its "NBN-ready" phone in a bid to help small to medium businesses in the war against costs.
Thursday, 6th March 2014
A national strategy for Telehealth could save the federal government about $4 billion and help rein in an unsustainable health budget.
Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.
Aldi Mobile has been forced to rename one of its 'unlimited' prepaid mobile plans after the consumer watchdog accused the company of misleading customers.
Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart's pro-fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) bill has been welcomed by the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU).
Wednesday, 5th March 2014
Labor will introduce legislation into the Senate today aiming at forcing NBN Co to keep rolling out fibre to 200,000 Tasmanian premises.
Optus wholesale clients are now able to access voice over internet protocol (VoIP).
Telstra has revised upward the number of damaged fixed line services in North Queensland to over 10,000 after a more complete assessment of the aftermath of January's Cyclone Dylan.
The Communications Alliance has asked the Australian government to review the telco-funded consumer lobby organisation ACCAN as part of its red tape reduction review.
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