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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

NBN prepares for Q4 launch of G.fast services on FTTC

NBN is preparing to offer higher speed services to premises connected using its newest fixed-line technology, fibre to the curb (FTTC).

Source: Computerworld

Vocus scraps NZ business sell-off

​Vocus has halted the sale process of its New Zealand business, claiming that the offers it received under-valued its assets.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to create a class war on its network

NBN Co is set to divide its customer base into two classes in October: those who can afford to pay for a higher minimum standard of service, and those who can’t.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 23 April 2018

Telstra confirms cable broadband speed boost

Around 500,000 Telstra cable broadband customers will see their speeds increase from 30/1Mbps to 50/5Mbps thanks to an upgrade.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co accused of using Sky Muster as 'dumping ground'

NBN Co has been accused of using its Sky Muster satellite service as a “dumping ground” for premises on metropolitan fringes that are otherwise too hard or expensive to serve.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 20 April 2018

Turnbull confirms Solomon Islands subsea cable

Malcolm Turnbull has cited Pacific Islands cybersecurity in affirming funding for a subsea cable to be built between Australia, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co leaves fresh batch of FTTC converts until last

The latest set of customers switched out of NBN Co’s HFC footprint into fibre-to-the-curb are being placed at the back of the queue, with most given expected connection dates in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia