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Friday, 26 May 2017

Average FttN line capable of 68Mbps but will never hit 1Gbps: NBN

40 percent of Australia will not be capable of 1Gbps broadband speeds thanks to a combination of fibre-to-the-node, fixed-wireless, and satellite technologies, NBN CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co defends fixed wireless and SC0 growth

NBN Co has defended its decision to shift 62 towns from fibre-to-the-node to fixed wireless connections, arguing they could end up better off with higher possible speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co promises more FTTC

NBN Co is set to announce a second expansion of its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) rollout within weeks, marking its rapid propulsion as a replacement for fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) in the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co may lift Sky Muster's fair use limit

NBN Co is “quietly confident” that it will be able to lift the average peak hour usage limit on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: iTnews Australia

More FTTC in the works, NBN boss says

NBN’s chief executive Bill Morrow says that the company will be “making some announcements soon” about wider use of fibre to the curb (FTTC) technology for the National Broadband Network rollout.

Source: Computerworld

"NBN tax" set to be passed on to end users

The competition watchdog has granted permission for the proposed Regional Broadband Scheme charge to be passed on by telcos to end users.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Metadata breach the only time journalist source records have been accessed: AFP

The Australian Federal Police bungled the only time it handled a journalist's metadata, with the feds asserting that they have never made any journalist warrant applications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Number of homes in NBN limbo balloons

NBN Co has added more than 19,000 premises to its footprint over the past fortnight that are unable to connect to internet services, underlining its new strategy to skip homes that are too hard to connect until later in the rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Telstra put up 'significant barriers' for blackspot collocation: Vodafone

Telstra's mobile blackspot program collocation specifications involved prohibitive cost and technical barriers, according to Vodafone, which prevented carriers from being able to share infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia