Broadband News - Page 7
Friday, 19th April 2013
NBN Co is facing a setback to its plan to open 82 partially-complete fibre areas to retail services, after failing to win the support of major ISP customers.
Australians linked to the national broadband network will be able to get world-leading internet download speeds of one gigabit per second by the end of this year, the company building the network will announce on Friday.
Thursday, 18th April 2013
iPrimus, part of the M2 Telecommunications Group, has hosted the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, to a visit to its first customer in the Northern Territory to be connected to the NBN via Fixed Wireless technology.
iiNet is pressing the competition watchdog for a private briefing on how draft wholesale prices for ADSL have been put together.
Queensland business owners on their third day without internet and phone services are angry after contractors laying the National Broadband Network accidentally cut a cable.
Telstra has said it plans to create 350 new roles to implement an AU$1.1 billion Department of Defence contract to build the department's new terrestrial communications network.
The gap in network quality performance between the highest- and lowest-ranked carriers has narrowed in the last year, but Telstra is still best and Vodafone is still worst.
A key council on Melbourne's urban fringe is calling for a review of the boundaries of Telstra's charging zones for ADSL ports, amid concerns many are outdated.
Contractors laying the National Broadband Network have cut Internet connections to thousands of homes and businesses in Queensland, a local councillor says.
Wednesday, 17th April 2013
Telstra is planning to separate "high volume" and regular users on its ADSL network under continued efforts to confront the causes of network congestion.
NBN Co has signed a $17.9 million contract with ISG Management to connect apartments to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Telstra's competitors have called for the competition regulator to force Telstra's wholesale arm to offer naked DSL products, which Optus claims will save customers at least AU$6 per month.
Telstra and the Northern Territory government have signed an agreement for mobile phone sites to be installed in eight locations to provide 3G services in the Top End.
The Coalition's broadband policy is being lauded as a potential breakthrough for issues that have plagued NBN Co's fibre rollout in new housing estates.
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
Macquarie Telecom has said the Coalition's NBN announcement is "great news" for businesses because it brings certainty that there will be an NBN if there is a change of government.
Although businesses expect massive change from the NBN, many of them are still underprepared for its effects on their employees and the market share, according to a survey by telecommunications company, Macquarie Telecom.
The New South Wales Business Chamber has said that it has received complaints from NBN contractors over the pay rates for constructing the fibre network.
Pipe Networks is warning NBN Co to stay off its turf after suggestions the taxpayer-funded network is considering becoming involved in mobile backhaul.
ISP, Eftel has made a number of changes to its board of directors as a result of its acquisition by M2 Telecommunications earlier this year.
Australia's submarine fibre-optic links to the world may not be fully utilised at the moment, but more are being built to cater to our insatiable appetite for data and content.
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