Vocus and Vodafone's New Zealand operations have teamed up to unbundle the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) national fibre-optic broadband service, funded as a public-private partnership.
Source: iTnews Australia
Australia's second largest telco Optus suffered a fall in net profit for its third quarter, with a fall of 32% year-on-year from $254 million to $172 million.
iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has been reappointed as a non-executive director of the NBN Co board for a further three years.
The head of a small Internet service provider has questioned whether a write-down of the value of the national broadband network will end up being the panacea it is increasingly painted as, pointing out that the main problem facing the network is how it should be upgraded to full fibre after the initial build is over.
We're all familiar with the automated messages that play on loop when you're stuck on call waiting. They tend to alternate between assurances of how important your time is to them, and information regarding where you can submit your query online and thus free up the queue. Last week my partner and I were sitting on hold with Aussie Broadband and experienced a message unlike any other we had before. It informed customers that racially-motivated abuse from customers was unacceptable.
People will move to higher speeds on the National Broadband Network if its prices are cut.
Source: ZDNet Australia
New figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that efforts by NBN Co to promote the take-up of higher speed broadband plans have had an impact, but a significant proportion of households are still opting for the slowest speed tier.