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Friday, 19 January 2018

NBN speeds: Mitch Fifield lives in another universe

The old argument over what came first — the chicken or the egg — has been regurgitated in a somewhat different way by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. Only his arguments revolve around speed and the cost of NBN subscriptions.

Source: iTWire

NBN retailers show signs of competing on quality

Retail service providers are starting to show considerable variances in the minimum peak performance of NBN services, with ranges of up to 18Mbps now being reported.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

Hawaiki's 15,000km, 43.8Tbps subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of the United States is now past its halfway point.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus eyes rollout of new Pacific subsea cable

Vocus has won a contract from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a scoping study into the rollout of a new cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Source: Computerworld

Greens critical of govt response to NBN panel report

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.

Source: iTWire

Mobile network operators urged to prepare for post-NBN world

Mobile network operators should take a leadership role in the inevitable transformation of their industry as mobile and fixed networks slowly move towards bridging the divide between them, a leading telecommunications analyst says.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Only a quarter of fibre-to-the-node NBN connections will reach 100Mbps

A former NBN executive describes fibre-to-the-node connections as an obsolete technology that will "never deliver the speeds expected by consumers".

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Govt refuses to budge on MTM NBN

The government has unsurprisingly panned a highly critical report on the NBN, confirming it won’t mandate fibre-to-the-curb for the rest of the rollout nor commision an independent audit of the project.

Source: iTnews Australia

Govt dismisses call to mandate more fibre in NBN rollout

The Govt slaps down a Parliamentary recommendation to mandate greater use of FttC and FttP in the remainder of the NBN rollout.

Source: ARN

NBN copper purchase total sits at 16,600 kilometres

Over the five months since its last updated number, NBN has purchased a further 1,600km of copper.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Inside Telstra's effort to slash NBN complaint wait times

Telstra is overhauling the technology that underpins its management of NBN fault complaints to a single, cloud-based platform that will eventually serve the telco’s entire assurance business.

Source: iTnews Australia

Nokia, Optus seal 5-year network deal

Nokia and Optus have inked a five-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain key components of Optus' network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co says one in four FTTN lines can go over 100Mbps

NBN Co expects just 24 percent of fibre-to-the-node lines will be capable of wholesale speeds of 100Mbps or more by the end of the rollout in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 15 January 2018

Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

Having never undertaken a large fixed-line infrastructure spend, Ruslan Kogan says his company is in a better position than most to offer 'incredibly attractive' services, especially with NBN currently focused on repairing customer experience issues.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN pillar goes missing

An NBN pillar has gone missing from a North Fremantle nature strip, forcing technicians to completely replace it in order to reconnect 167 affected premises.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus accidentally blocks all bit.ly links

Optus accidentally blocked all its users from accessing websites through the bit.ly URL shortener whilst trying to block a phishing email on Monday morning.

Source: iTnews Australia

Almost 60,000 Aussies caught up in NBN speed claim action

​Nearly 60,000 Australians are due to receive compensation from the country’s largest telco over misleading NBN speed claims.​

Source: ARN

Write-down of NBN firmly on the cards: Budde

A write-down of the national broadband network is now firmly on the cards after the competition watchdog joined the chorus supporting it, according to telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 12 January 2018

Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G

The rollout of commercial 5G networks could begin in 2019 if standardisation and technologies are set during 2018, Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said, adding that Telstra is a world leader in the space.

Source: ZDNet Australia

The fastest NBN speed plan is falling out of favour

The highest-speed plan on the national broadband network is becoming a tough sell for telecommunications companies amid concerns the risks and costs are outweighing the benefits.

Source: SMH