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Friday, 19 January 2018

NBN speeds: Mitch Fifield lives in another universe

The old argument over what came first — the chicken or the egg — has been regurgitated in a somewhat different way by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. Only his arguments revolve around speed and the cost of NBN subscriptions.

Source: iTWire

NBN retailers show signs of competing on quality

Retail service providers are starting to show considerable variances in the minimum peak performance of NBN services, with ranges of up to 18Mbps now being reported.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

Hawaiki's 15,000km, 43.8Tbps subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of the United States is now past its halfway point.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus eyes rollout of new Pacific subsea cable

Vocus has won a contract from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a scoping study into the rollout of a new cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Source: Computerworld

Greens critical of govt response to NBN panel report

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.

Source: iTWire

Mobile network operators urged to prepare for post-NBN world

Mobile network operators should take a leadership role in the inevitable transformation of their industry as mobile and fixed networks slowly move towards bridging the divide between them, a leading telecommunications analyst says.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Only a quarter of fibre-to-the-node NBN connections will reach 100Mbps

A former NBN executive describes fibre-to-the-node connections as an obsolete technology that will "never deliver the speeds expected by consumers".

Source: ABC News