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Broadband News

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Govt says NBN Co's Sky Muster inherited an image problem

Take-up of NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service is still impacted by a “hangover” brought about by poor user experiences with the now-retired interim satellite service, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has claimed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Switkowski reappointed as chair of NBN Co

Telecommunications executive Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed for another three years as Chair of NBN Co, the builders and operators of the National Broadband Network.

Source: iTWire

NBN connectivity expands to ATMs, traffic, transport, and environment infrastructure

Access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) has now been extended to operators of specialised devices such as traffic signals and ATMs.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co pitches 100Mbps+ users as a capacity management feature

NBN Co is pitching a new set of 100Mbps-plus plans to internet providers as a way to offset the rising cost to serve all users on the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Oh no! NBN speeds are set to become an even bigger mess

Yesterday, NBN Co proposed a host of changes to its wholesale pricing model, designed to improve speeds, introduce higher speed tier options and keep down costs for both telcos and their customers.

Source: WhistleOut

AARNet launches one Terabit per second high-bandwidth service

Internet service provider Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has announced the launch of high-bandwidth services capable of delivering more than one Terabit per second.

Source: ARN

NSW Police request telco data from 14 years ago

NSW Police has requested telecommunications metadata that is up to 14 years old to verify new evidence that emerges in protracted investigations and cold cases.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co still thinks 100/40Mbps might become 'business-only'

NBN Co won’t formally specify 100/40Mbps as ‘business-only’ but expects that may be an end result of bringing a new 110/20Mbps service to market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Telstra launches eSIM for phones

Telstra has offered eSIM plans for wearables and Windows 10 PCs for some time now, but the telco is now making the tech available to its phone plan customers from September 20.

Source: WhistleOut

Govt pitches unlimited 12Mbps as “entry-level” NBN

The federal government has taken the unusual step of specifying an expected retail price for a 12Mbps entry-level broadband service on the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co proposes discounts to broadband network wholesale prices

Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co floats “up to” gigabit speeds for $80 a month

NBN Co is proposing to slash the uplink speeds on its 250Mbps and “up to” 1Gbps services to bring them within the financial reach of fibre and HFC-connected households.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co confirms it won't scrap CVC charges

NBN Co is set to ignore calls from across the internet industry to dump the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) charge, meaning it will remain a variable cost for retail providers for the foreseeable future.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to revive 25Mbps broadband services tier

NBN Co is set to revive 25Mbps broadband services on its network as an “intermediate” option for residential users, though it will cost only $8 less wholesale than a 50Mbps plan.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN cuts entry-level broadband prices, nixes differential pricing for video

NBN Co has detailed a price cut for entry-level broadband services that could make it more economical for retail service providers (RSPs) to offer ADSL-equivalent plans.

Source: ARN