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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

NBN Co chief rules out imminent pricing change

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow says the company, which is rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has an image problem, but has ruled out any imminent pricing changes.

Source: iTWire

​Optus to switch off 2G next month

Optus has announced that it will cease offering its 2G service from August 1, 2017, as a result of increased 4G uptake by customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 24 July 2017

Going full fibre will mean loss of face for Fifield: academic

Using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology for the NBN instead of fibre-to-the-node will enable the Turnbull Government to save face and also provide a better network, a senior academic who was involved with the project at its inception says.

Source: iTWire

Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts

Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about the same, is to go full fibre.

Source: iTWire

Lobby Group Tells NBN: Get Rid Of FTTN Already

NBN needs to ditch copper-based Fibre to the Node, says lobby group Internet Australia, saying it is "essential for Australia's economic and social development" to abandon the technology in favour of Fibre to the distribution point.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 21 July 2017

Optus will spend $1bn to improve its regional mobile network

Optus has pledged to spend $1 billion over the next year to improve its regional mobile network in what it claims is the biggest investment into regional coverage in the company's history.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pumps $1B into regional mobile network expansion

The new investment is company’s largest regional capital expenditure program in its 25-year history.

Source: ARN