Broadband News - Page 4
Thursday, 20th February 2014
Telecommunications provider iiNet added 23,000 new NBN and fibre customers in the last six months, cementing its position as the nation's largest reseller of NBN services with a 25 percent market share.
iiNet is continuing to see the benefits of its acquisitions over the past five years, recording what it calls a record result across all key metrics for the first half of the 2014 financial year.
The government says it will soon start rolling out high-speed broadband connections to 700,000 premises that have no access to fixed services.
Telstra has backed the security attributes of its subsea cable network, expressing a belief that its network isn't vulnerable to unlawful interception.
Wednesday, 19th February 2014
NBN Co's chief marketing officer Kieren Cooney has resigned from the company, executive chair Ziggy Switkowski announced to staff this morning.
iiNet is investing over AU$15 million in the first half of this year in IT upgrades and improving network capacity.
Telstra has confirmed 800 roles are facing the knife at its Sensis division as it prepares to undergo consultation with affected employees.
Telstra has been successful in its legal challenge to Optus ads which compare the two companies' network coverage, even though the ads are factually correct.
Tuesday, 18th February 2014
Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare says the Government is deliberately lowering expectations on the NBN so it will look good when it exceeds them.
The Tasmanian government has committed to offering NBN Co free access to Aurora Energy's power poles as a last-ditch attempt to get fibre rolled out to the state’s citizens.
If Labor wins the 15 March Tasmanian election NBN Co will have free access to the infrastructure of electricity network provider Aurora to roll out fibre, under a policy launched by Premier Lara Giddings today.
Australia's largest submarine telecommunications cable operators have unanimously backed proposed changes to cable protection laws currently being considered by the Senate.
Australian Vodafone customers will soon have access to the world's largest 4G international roaming network at no extra cost.
It is fast approaching six months since the Coalition came to power and assumed responsibility for the national broadband network – one of the highest-profile issues in the last federal election campaign – and in the post-election period the temperature around the NBN debate has barely cooled.
Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has committed a Mitt Romney-style election gaffe, after allegedly telling a colleague the lack of a FTTP NBN in Tasmania could cost him the election.
If, as expected, over a billion new internet users make their first connections in India and China in the next dozen years, will the region have enough power to serve them content?
Monday, 17th February 2014
In February 2011, the global Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional Internet registries. At the time, experts warned that within months all available IPv4 addresses in the world would be distributed to ISPs.
Google is looking for ways to boost fibre connections to 10Gbits/sec within three years.
NBN Co, under Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, will soon count existing premises passed by the TransACT fibre network as 'premises passed', without requiring any additional construction work.
The private sector, not the federal government, should determine the future economic benefits Australia can draw from digital technologies, according to Paul Fletcher, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull.
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