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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Superloop revenue doubles as Indigo subsea cable nears completion

The final splice of the Indigo subsea cable system is expected to take place in late December, Superloop has said, announcing an FY18 net profit of AU$7 million on revenue of AU$125 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Smaller NBN RSPs may be in trouble after October: claim

Smaller retail service providers who are selling NBN connections may be forced out of business after October this year when the bundles sold by NBN Co more or less become the single way that RSPs buy bandwidth from the company, Damian Ivereigh, chief executive of the small Tasmanian ISP Launtel, claims.

Source: iTWire

Gold Coast plans to open up expanded fibre network to telcos

The Gold Coast is planning to offer ISPs and backhaul providers access to its expanded fibre network in the hopes of reaping a financial reward for the Queensland city.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 20 August 2018

Gold Coast announces AU$10 million fibre broadband expansion

The City of Gold Coast is adding more areas to its fibre broadband network under an additional loop at a cost of AU$10 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Aussie Broadband wants NBN wireless users switched to fixed line

Aussie Broadband wants the government to consider funding a cost-benefit analysis to move parts of the fixed wireless footprint onto fixed line technology instead to ease congestion.

Source: iTnews Australia

Move towns to fixed line NBN: Aussie Broadband

RSP Aussie Broadband is calling on the Federal Government to fund changes to parts of the fixed wireless portion of the NBN

Source: iTWire

Friday, 17 August 2018

NBN Co pilots process to catch line speed degradation

NBN Co is piloting a new line speed monitoring process with select retail service providers (RSPs) that will alert the company when a line falls 20 percent below the maximum speed it is capable of.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co cost per premise shows little movement over a year

Many statistics in the NBN Co's results for the full-year 2018, announced on Thursday, show an improvement, but one area where things appear to be either worse or static is the cost of installation per premises.

Source: iTWire

Optus and Telstra go to war over 5G readiness

Optus has refuted Telstra's claim that it is the first provider in Australia to be 5G ready, after the telco turned on its 5G network in the Gold Coast.

Source: ARN

NBN Co plots upload speed cut to fixed wireless

NBN Co is planning a major re-tuning of its fixed wireless network, cutting back on the uplink in order to push maximum possible downlink speeds out to 75Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pours cold water on Telstra's '5G first' claims

Singtel Optus, the second biggest telco in Australia by market share, has poured cold water on Telstra's claim that it is the first Australian network provider to be 5G ready, saying the lack of commercially available 5G devices means no provider can claim leadership in this race right now.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co forced to back down on charging rural users more

Under pressure from the Federal Government, the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has backed down on a decision to charge rural and regional users $20 more for their fixed wireless 50/20Mbps plans.

Source: iTWire