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Friday, 26 August 2016

NBN reduces peak funding by AU$2b down to AU$54b

NBN has updated its forecasts on network technology footprints, as well as narrowing and reducing its peak funding requirements for the high-speed broadband rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN narrows in on rollout cost, future revenue

An update to NBN’s corporate plan reveals that the worst case scenario for completing the National Broadband Network rollout is somewhat better than it previously expected. Although NBN still expects peak funding for the rollout to be $49 billion, ­the worst case scenario is $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the previous corporate plan.​

Source: Computerworld

nbn cools on HFC amid cost increase

nbn has reduced its forecast dependence on existing HFC infrastructure, citing increased costs for the technology.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 25 August 2016

NBN claims top-secret classification on leaked docs: Conroy

Senator Stephen Conroy has said his office was not allowed to film yesterday's AFP raid at Parliament House, because national security matters were at stake.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Review: Linksys AC750 ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi Modem Router X6200

This is the modem router for those looking to step up from what the telcos provide. Unless you purchase a ‘premium’ router from a telco for an extra cost, you’ll probably be lumped with a basic router with only wireless N and a basic feature set. The X6200 seeks to correct this injustice with dual-band wireless AC and high-end functions.

Source: PC Authority

Optus boosts mobile coverage in the Northern Territory

Telecommunications company, Optus, will be boosting mobile coverage across 12 locations in the Northern Territory, following the introduction of cells that provide mobile coverage through Optus satellites.

Source: ARN

NBN leak: Bernardi seeks advice about parliamentary privilege

Government senator Cory Bernardi questions whether emails held on the parliamentary server in relation to the NBN investigation should be made public.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Inabox launches 4G mobile product across Telstra Wholesale

Inabox has said its new wholesale mobile offering combining Telstra's 3G and 4G networks will ensure its IT and managed communication services are market leading.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra announces AU$1.5b share buyback

Telstra will be using the proceeds from the sale of Chinese company Autohome to buy back around AU$1.5 billion worth of shares.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN prompts Vodafone to mull entry into fixed-line market

Vodafone will spend the next year looking in earnest at its options in the fixed-line market as the national broadband network rollout ramps up, the telco revealed today.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone Australia announces 5G trials for 2016

Following its NB-IoT trials earlier this year with Huawei, Vodafone will be conducting lab tests of 5G network technology in the second half of 2016.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull wafts into Conrovia as Labor demands transparency around NBN raids

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused Senator Stephen Conroy of bullying the Australian Federal Police over its raids on his offices.

Source: ZDNet Australia

From 5G To NBN: Here's Everything Vodafone Is Working On

Vodafone is on the rise, with the last two years spent heavily investing in ditching the “Vodafail” moniker. At the mid-year briefing this morning, Chief Executive Officer Iñaki Berroeta and Executive General Manager Enterprise Stuart Kelly outlined the telco’s plans for customer service, pricing plans, fixed line rollout and 5G tests.

Source: Gizmodo

Communications minister slams nbn raid claim as police move in

Communications minister rejects claims that raids on Labor Party staffers' emails in relation to alleged nbn document leaks are political.

Source: ARN

AFP to search Parliament House email servers over NBN leak

Australian Federal Police will this morning search the Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House over leaked documents from the NBN, the Federal Opposition says.

Source: ABC News

AFP to raid Parliament House department over NBN leaks: Stephen Conroy

The federal opposition says the Australian Federal Police are preparing to raid the department that controls Canberra's Parliament House, as part of an investigation into leaks related to the National Broadband Network.

Source: SMH