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Broadband News

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

NBN Co faces calls to endorse good quality modems

NBN Co is facing calls to endorse modems that work best on its network after internal tests uncovered some retail service provider-supplied devices that weren’t performing to specifications.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN flags frozen HFC connections thawing over the coming months

Cable premises still ring-fenced by NBN due to its HFC pause, which will be released to market in the next four months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co plans four-month HFC blitz

NBN Co is planning to release just shy of 200,000 HFC premises a month from April to June this year, purging a great deal of the footprint that is currently listed as unserviceable.

Source: iTnews Australia

AI firm claims its software will help ISPs reduce NBN CVC use

Australian AI firm Canopus Networks claims to have developed new technology to change the way in which network operators and ISPs classify Internet traffic leading to a reduction in costs and a better user experience.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co eyes new ways to fend off mobile challenge in apartment blocks

NBN Co executives say they are examining ways to address challenges faced by short-term renters, including potentially introducing an arrangement for broadband services similar to that offered by utilities for electricity.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

NBN Co wants a broadband product to attract renters

NBN Co is exploring product options that would make its services more appealing to transient users such as renters.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co will reach $52 ARPU only if RSPs pay for CVC 'overage': claim

The only way that the NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, can achieve its stated aim of reaching its goal of $52 average revenue per user by the time the rollout ends, is by earnings from what is called CVC "overage", the head of a small RSP claims.

Source: iTWire

Labor slams govt over 'ridiculous' NBN target claims

The Australian Labor Party has described as "ridiculous" a claim made by the government that the NBN Co - which released its half-yearly results on Monday - was continuing to exceed its targets.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 18 February 2019

Nine telcos had no metadata interception plan by mid-2018: ACMA

The ACMA's 2017-18 report also reported almost 2.3 million disclosures of customer information by carriers under legal obligations to assist government agencies and departments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's actual cost per premises for FTTC is $3058

NBN Co has revealed its first actual cost per premises for the fibre-to-the-curb portion of the network, coming in at $3058.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22

9.5 million premises are now ready for service, while NBN announced revenue of AU$1.3 billion and negative EBITDA of AU$477 million for the first half of FY19.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone offers incentives for those who take up 100Mbps plans

Vodafone Hutchison Australia is offering customers who sign for its 100Mpbs NBN plan a Vodafone TV and a Google Home Mini which costs $150.

Source: iTWire

NBN scales-up release of HFC premises after ‘pause’

NBN Co CEO Stephen Rue says the company will conduct a “significant release of optimised HFC premises over the next six months”.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co active premises grow 38 per cent

NBN Co, the company behind the roll out of the National Broadband Network, has reported 4.6 million premises had an active service over the network by December 2018.

Source: ARN