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Broadband News

Thursday, 21 September 2017

NBN launches Tech Lab to collect data and resolve connection issues

NBN will use its new Tech Lab to collate and learn from both customer experience surveys and current fault-reporting data using open-source machine-learning and big data software.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co finally reveals satellite users who will lose ADSL

NBN Co has identified 1500 premises in the satellite and fixed wireless footprints that will have their ADSL services cut off due to a “rare circumstance” with the network’s design.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn taps machine learning and big data to deal with network faults

New Tech Lab will help determine whether network issues can be dealt with remotely and or by a field technician.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

NBN to trial tool for detecting in-home copper wiring faults

Pointing out that slow speeds and dropouts can be due to a number of factors, and not necessarily the wholesale network itself, NBN has announced trials of a diagnostic tool for remotely discovering in-home wiring faults.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co targets in-home wiring faults

NBN Co is set to begin trials within weeks of an internally developed remote diagnostic tool used to find premises in the FTTN footprint with in-home wiring faults.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN customers in NSW hit by major outage

National Broadband Network (NBN) users in New South Wales have been hit by a major network outage.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TPG mobile network to be complete in Sydney, Melbourne by mid-2018

TPG's AU$1.9 billion Australian mobile network will make use of small cells, macro cells, and fibre assets, with coverage expected to be across Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra by June 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co gets more time to connect sensitive govt sites

NBN Co will be given more time to connect high-security government sites to its network in recognition of the challenges of servicing sensitive sites.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co tells business to migrate ‘special services’ to avoid disruption

Businesses have been urged to prepare to migrate their special services, which simultaneously use voice, video and data services, to the NBN broadband access ahead of the first disconnections.

Source: iTWire

Optus says fibre cable cut repaired after 12 hours

An Optus transmission cable that was cut in Melbourne on Monday was restored last night, the company said today.

Source: iTWire

TPG's NBN user base hits 561,000

TPG has grown its group NBN subscriber base to 561,000 but continues to face downward pressure on its NBN margins, leading the telco to look to mobile for future revenue growth.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG faces NBN headwinds as mobile presence builds

Faces fixed-line residential broadband margin erosion resulting from the introduction of the NBN.

Source: ARN

NBN favouritism called out by TPG, Superloop

Rules that make it simpler for NBN Co – but not other carriers – to deploy network infrastructure should be opened up to the rest of the industry, according to TPG and Superloop.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co could trim five months from wireless projects

NBN Co believes it could cut five months off the time needed to deploy new radio transmission dishes to backhaul its fixed wireless network if certain rules were relaxed.

Source: iTnews Australia