Broadband News - Page 1
Monday, 9th December 2013
Uncertainty over the future of the National Broadband Network over the last three years has stopped businesses from investing in broadband, according to the CSIRO.
Limitations on the products available over a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) NBN could reduce CVC revenues so much that the government would be forced to keep prices for FTTP high to compensate, a confidential NBN Co report has warned.
Australian researchers are hoping to see the firsthand impact of the national broadband network by studying two NSW north coast communities as they receive fast internet - or wait for it to arrive.
The NBN's self-funding nature means the Coalition government should prioritise boosting its subscriber numbers in new rollout areas over rushing to meet coverage objectives, a confidential NBN Co report has advised.
Bringing faster broadband to Australia could disadvantage certain households and businesses if there is not sufficient education on how to take advantage of the increased speeds, according to a report by the CSIRO.
Internet services provider iiNet has made its NBN 25/5 wireless broadband service available to customers in regional areas of Queensland and Tasmania.
Telecom Corp has sold its Australian AAPT unit for $450 million to ASX-listed internet service provider, TPG Telecom, beating initial expectations of what the unit would go for.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone has opened the doors to its call centre on Elizabeth Street in Hobart, in which it will run its operations with 100 employees.
Friday, 6th December 2013
Telstra has expanded its LTE-Advanced trial to new spectrum bands where the company was able to achieve peak download speeds of 300Mbps.
A Senate committee will scrutinise planned changes to submarine cable laws in Australia in a bid to shore up security provisions for critical internet cable infrastructure.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will release the NBN Strategic Review next week. But he did not say how much of it will be released.
Thursday, 5th December 2013
Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.
State-by-state breakdown of NBN Co's rollout statistics reveals the patchwork nature of the network's deployment
NBN Co has reactivated roll-out progress on its website.
Locally-owned startup, Australian Broadband Services (AuSBBS), is targeting small businesses with new National Broadband Network (NBN) plans priced at $100 and $155 per month.
Wednesday, 4th December 2013
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he intends to release a copy of the NBN strategic review, though it's expected to be heavily redacted.
NBN Co's long-term profitability will be restricted if the Coalition's proposed mix of cable, copper and fibre networks is not replaced with a full fibre network in coming years, government briefings reveal.
The unpredictable performance of VDSL2 technology over Telstra's copper network means that NBN Co would be unable to guarantee customers the 50Mbps speeds promised by the new government, a leaked NBN Co report has warned.
Internet metrics company, Ookla, has ranked Australia 48th for download speed and 96th for upload speed in its most recent Net Index which covers tests recorded on Speedtest.net from June 3, 2011, to December 2, 2013.
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated he will not release the NBN Co strategic review on Monday, despite an order from the Senate to do so.
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