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Friday, 18/9/2015

Service Stream signs new NBN contract

Service Stream has signed a new contract with NBN to roll out National Broadband Network infrastructure including fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB).

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 17/9/2015

Senate calls for NBN operating plan

The upper house of parliament has demanded to see NBN's financial forecasts and rollout plans after the corporate plan was unveiled last month.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull considers communications minister replacement

The topic of who will become the next communications minister after the last one was elevated to prime minister is continuing, with Hockey, Pyne, and Fletcher all rumoured possibilities.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Senate demands release of NBN FTTP analysis

The Senate has backed a motion from Labor's Steven Conroy demanding that NBN release a number of documents including an analysis of the cost of an all-fibre rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Don't expect an NBN backflip under Prime Minister Turnbull

We're still waiting for a new Communications Minister, but don't expect Turnbull's ousting of Abbott to put an all-fibre NBN back on the table.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 16/9/2015

Telstra begins rolling out the next-generation of 4G services

Telstra announced today that it had progressively begin enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) across its network.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra announces super-fast mobile broadband world first

A new mobile device announced by Telstra on Wednesday will theoretically deliver download speeds of up to 600 megabits per second in select areas - up to six times faster than what the Turnbull government's fibre-to-the-node network will be able to deliver under its current design.

Source: SMH

Telstra claims Aussie first with 4G voice calls

Telstra has claimed an Australian-first with Voice over LTE, an offering that allows mobile users to remain on the 4G network during voice calls.

Source: CRN

NBN CEO wants to boost RSP choice for end users

NBN CEO Bill Morrow today said the company wants to look at ways of making it easier for retail service providers to sell services on the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Turnbull as PM may ‘recalibrate NBN’ with shift to FttP: Ovum

Telecoms research group Ovum’s principal government technology analyst believes that Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as Australia’s Prime Minister will see a change in the fortunes of the NBN, including a faster rollout and shift back towards FttP.

Source: iTWire

What now for the NBN under a Malcolm Turnbull government?

Now that Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in as prime minister, the choice of a replacement Communications Minister is critically important, especially for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Source: SMH

Tuesday, 15/9/2015

Optus upgrades wholesale fibre network across Australia to 100Gbps

The telco has upgraded its cross-continent network with Alcatel-Lucent wavelength technology to provide capacity of up to 100Gbps to wholesale customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

‘Fast track’ the NBN, Internet Australia tells Turnbull

Internet Australia has called on incoming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to fast track construction of the National Broadband Network, claiming the Abbott Government failed to understand the importance of the Internet.

Source: iTWire

Jim's Mowing becomes a telco

Jim's Group, the parent conglomerate of the famous Jim's Mowing franchise network, will start Jim's Mobile Phones with Inabox as its wholesale supplier.

Source: CRN

Internet Australia, AIIA call for Turnbull to accelerate NBN rollout

Internet Australia has called on prime minister-designate Malcolm Turnbull to "fast-track" construction of the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

TPG overtakes iiNet on Netflix broadband leaderboard

TPG delivered the fastest average broadband speeds to Australian Netflix subscribers in August.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 14/9/2015

Does your DSL modem share the blame for your broadband woes?

A crappy copper phone line might not be the only reason why your broadband runs like it's filtered through a dead dog.

Source: SMH

Presto ownership under question as ACCC considers Foxtel-Ten deal

The Australian consumer watchdog is considering allowing Ten to take part ownership of streaming service Presto, with Foxtel owning a chunk of Ten, which could reduce competition for traditional TV but arguably increase it in the streaming sector.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Malcolm Turnbull Resigns As Communications Minister

Wanted: new Federal Communications Minister. That’s right. Malcolm Turnbull has just resigned his position as Communications Minister in a bid to seize the Prime Ministership from Tony Abbott.

Source: Gizmodo

'I don't recall': NBN chief Bill Morrow feels Senate heat over Vodafone journalist spying incident

NBN chief executive and former Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Bill Morrow says he cannot recall the details of a case in which Vodafone Australia accessed the phone call and text messages of a Fairfax Media journalist to try to discover her sources.

Source: SMH


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