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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

NBN prepares for Q4 launch of G.fast services on FTTC

NBN is preparing to offer higher speed services to premises connected using its newest fixed-line technology, fibre to the curb (FTTC).

Source: Computerworld

Vocus scraps NZ business sell-off

​Vocus has halted the sale process of its New Zealand business, claiming that the offers it received under-valued its assets.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to create a class war on its network

NBN Co is set to divide its customer base into two classes in October: those who can afford to pay for a higher minimum standard of service, and those who can’t.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 23 April 2018

Telstra confirms cable broadband speed boost

Around 500,000 Telstra cable broadband customers will see their speeds increase from 30/1Mbps to 50/5Mbps thanks to an upgrade.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co accused of using Sky Muster as 'dumping ground'

NBN Co has been accused of using its Sky Muster satellite service as a “dumping ground” for premises on metropolitan fringes that are otherwise too hard or expensive to serve.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 20 April 2018

Turnbull confirms Solomon Islands subsea cable

Malcolm Turnbull has cited Pacific Islands cybersecurity in affirming funding for a subsea cable to be built between Australia, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co leaves fresh batch of FTTC converts until last

The latest set of customers switched out of NBN Co’s HFC footprint into fibre-to-the-curb are being placed at the back of the queue, with most given expected connection dates in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 19 April 2018

TPG jacks up data inclusions and ditches SIM and MMS fees

Telco says even more aggressive moves will be made once it has its own network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG to 'aggressively' chase new mobile customers

TPG is moving back into customer acquisition mode for mobile as it progresses the construction of its own 4G network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Latest NBN lottery reveals which Australian homes will receive new FTTC connection

NBN Co updates its website to reveal which Australians are to be recipients of its fast, new fibre-to-the-curb connections. Find out if you're one of them.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Optus Wholesale adds FTTC to NBN portfolio

Optus Wholesale has begun offering fibre to the curb (FTTC) connections as part of its Residential Broadband over NBN (RBBoNBN) product.

Source: Computerworld

'Urgent reforms' needed for auDA: Fifield

auDA's current management framework is 'no longer fit for purpose', Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has said while releasing a plethora of recommendations and new terms of endorsement.

Source: ZDNet Australia

.au change put off; govt orders auDA to meet review terms

The .au Domain Administration, the organisation that administers the Australian domain namespace, says it has put off changes in domain suffixes to .au until the second half of 2019 at the earliest, following a government review finding that the current management framework was no longer fit for purpose.

Source: iTWire

Fifield claims TIO figures give skewed picture of telco issues

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has questioned the manner in which the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has calculated the percentage rise of complaints relating to services deliver over the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

More FTTC for NBN still a possibility, Morrow says

NBN CEO Bill Morrow says the company is “very well focused” on seeing how it continue to cut the cost of fibre to the curb, leaving open the possibility that the company will pursue a broader rollout of FTTC.

Source: Computerworld

Optus mum on rumours of moving Virgin Mobile users to its platform

Australia's second biggest telco Optus is unwilling to comment on what it characterises as "rumour and speculation" that it will be moving all customers of its Virgin Mobile subsidiary to its own platform and retiring the brand.

Source: iTWire

NBN: Queensland govt calls for more FTTC, FTTP and less FTTN

The Queensland government has called on NBN to increase its use of fibre to the premises (FTTP) and fibre to the curb (FTTC, also known as fibre to the distribution point or FTTdp) and decrease its use of fibre to the node (FTTN).

Source: Computerworld

Darren's NBN service was so bad he went back to his old cable internet

The technician switched on Darren Haymes' new NBN service, walked out the door and suddenly his family couldn't get onto the internet for six weeks. After four months of problems, he was put back onto his old Telstra cable internet.

Source: ABC News

Majority of NBN complaints land at RSPs' doorsteps

​Complaints about services delivered over the NBN from July to December 2017 totalled 22,827, according to newly released industry figures.

Source: ARN

NBN complaints keep going up

Complaints about NBN services look set to easily pass the mark set last financial year, though NBN Co says they represent far fewer problems it has to deal with directly.

Source: iTnews Australia