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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Adelaide's imminent CBD internet promises speeds up to 100 times the NBN

Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than the NBN are being promised from a fibre network about to be rolled out in the Adelaide CBD, which the city hopes will give it a competitive edge.

Source: ABC News

NBN may miss financial targets due to HFC pause, Switkowski says

NBN’s chairperson, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, says the company remains committed to the use of hybrid fibre-coaxial for the National Broadband Network although he has acknowledged the decision to pause the rollout of HFC could see the company miss its financial targets next year.

Source: Computerworld

The best mobile network by city: Optus takes crown from Telstra overall

The best telecommunications company to sign up to for voice calls and data varies drastically depending on where a customer is located.

Source: SMH

NBN’s critical HFC mistake revealed: prioritising activations over repairs

NBN's cable pause has revealed one of the biggest errors in judgment the company has made under a Turnbull-Abbott led government.

Source: SMH

HFC network will need work to be fit for NBN: experts

Technical experts who have closely followed the rollout of the NBN say Telstra's HFC network will need considerable work done on it to meet the needs of NBN customers.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

NBN launches training program

IT consultants and solutions providers supporting businesses in their transition to the NBN will now have access to an NBN-run online training program, information portal, and contact centre.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra serves up “super speeds” between Aussie capital cities

Telstra has wrapped up the second phase of its ongoing transmission network upgrade, deploying high capacity optical tech between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Source: ARN

NBN Co will have to maintain HFC network no matter what

The NBN Co will have to continue maintaining the Telstra HFC cable network even if the condition of the cable network makes it impossible to be used for the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co’s channel program pilot goes live

​NBN Co launches channel pilot program, with Westcon-Comstor, Computer Troubleshooters Australia, Telstra and Vocus Communications jumping on board for the ride.

Source: ARN

Monday, 4 December 2017

NetComm Wireless claims world-first with key device for NBN FTTC rollout

ASX-listed networking technology company NetComm Wireless says a new device it has developed, which is set to play a key role in the National Broadband Network rollout, represents a world-first.​​

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone launches NBN services

Vodafone has begun taking orders for National Broadband Network services in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Geelong, Newcastle and Wollongong​.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone launches NBN plans

Vodafone's long-awaited launch into NBN fixed-line services has begun today as the telco starts offering plans across six cities.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie internet suffers as subsea cable cut again

Australian internet users face more inter-Asia latency after the SEA-ME-WE3 subsea internet cable connecting Perth to Singapore was cut again, just six weeks after being repaired.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor questions timing of NBN HFC delay announcement

Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has questioned the timing of the NBN Co's announcement about delaying HFC connections to the national broadband network, revealing a timeline that shows problems were first identified two years ago.

Source: iTWire

Amid soaring complaints, should telcos face the same regulation as water and energy?

With complaints about phone and internet providers soaring, consumer groups give a vote of no confidence in consumer protections and call for the troubled sector to be regulated like the water or energy industries.

Source: ABC News

Friday, 1 December 2017

Thousands of Telstra internet customers overcharged in 'system error'

Customers of Telstra's budget mobile and internet provider, Belong, are expressing their anger with the telco after realising their bank accounts had been debited multiple times overnight and are now facing hour-long wait times to resolve the issue.

Source: ABC News

Most Aussie NBN resellers are yet to make speed claim change - ACCC

The ACCC has said only two local telcos have made marketing messaging changes to better reflect the NBN speeds their customers are likely to get.

Source: ARN

ACCC examines Telstra FttC migration plan

Telstra has submitted a proposed variation to its plan for migrating customers off existing broadband services onto the NBN to make way for fibre-to-the-curb technology.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC chief fires broadside at telcos still advertising ‘unhelpful’ Internet speed plans

The consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has lambasted the telecommunications industry - with the exception of Telstra and Optus -  for continuing to advertise Internet plans using what it calls “unhelpful speed ranges”, and referencing off-peak speeds, or failing to provide consumers with any information about the speed of their services during busy hours.

Source: iTWire

ACCC to start broadband monitoring next month

The consumer watchdog will officially start monitoring Australia's broadband performance next month after appointing SamKnows to run the program.

Source: iTnews Australia