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Monday, 20 February 2017

NBN Co reveals reverse power draw for FTTdp

NBN Co expects users of its forthcoming fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) footprint to supply between 6W and 14W of energy to power their services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Is The Number One Mobile Provider In Sydney (But Only In Sydney)

Telstra dominates the market as Australia's mobile phone service provider of choice both nationally, and in in capital cities throughout the country - with Optus nipping at its heels and Vodafone strolling in at third.

Source: Gizmodo

Aussie IT professionals refute high-speed NBN claims

An Australian IT industry body has questioned the critical infrastructure of the National Broadband Network (NBN), refuting claims that demand for high-speed broadband is low.

Source: ARN

Friday, 17 February 2017

Telcos call for NBN write-down to lower bandwidth costs for 1Gbps

Lack of demand by customers to pay the hefty fees for gigabit connections shows the NBN pricing model is broken, a collection of Australian telecommunications carriers has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN changes CVC pricing model from industry average to RSP average

NBN has finally implemented a wholesale CVC pricing discount model based on individual RSP averages rather than industry-wide tiers to charge less for using more data.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Why NBN Co Is Wrong About Gigabit Broadband

Last week, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow took a beating for claiming Australians won't use a gigabit broadband service, even if it was offered for free. He hit back at his detractors with a lengthy opinion piece, explaining his position. We take a look at some of the arguments he made and breakdown why they are flawed.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Interim NBN satellite users urged to migrate as switch-off looms

Consumers still on NBN Co's interim satellite service are being urged to move over to the Sky Muster long-term satellite before they are disconnected on February 28.

Source: iTnews Australia

AGD blind to offshore storage of Aussie metadata

The Attorney-General's Department has admitted it has no way of knowing how much data stored under the national data retention regime is hosted offshore.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra TV Is The Fastest-Growing Streaming Box In Australia, Apparently

Telstra today released its 2017 half-yearly results, which revealed Telstra TV as a roaring success story for the company. There's now 622,000 of the devices in homes around the country, which Telstra says makes it the fastest-growing streaming box in Australia.

Source: Gizmodo

Shock drop pulls Telstra profit down to $1.8b, shares slump

Telstra has seen its first-half profit tumble to $1.8 billion, hit by the effects of tougher competition, adverse regulatory rulings and ongoing restructuring.

Source: ABC News