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Friday, 10 March 2017

Telcos need to 'calm down' on 5G: Cisco ANZ CTO

Cisco ANZ's CTO has said telcos need to be more 'sober' about advancing towards 5G network technology while standards are still being discussed, or risk losing their investments.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN facing challenges from mobile and IoT: Cisco

While NBN is no longer 'behind the eight-ball', it is facing challenges from the connectivity speeds and ubiquitousness of mobile networks, as well as the question of how it will accommodate IoT, according to Cisco.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australian government has no issue with agencies demanding telco data outside metadata laws

The Attorney-General's Department does not consider agencies using their own statutes to demand data from telcos as a loophole.

Source: ZDNet Australia

5G plans just hit the accelerator

The international body crafting the 5G standard has approved an accelerated roadmap that could see large-scale trials and deployments in 2019 instead of 2020.

Source: ARN

Optus threatens disconnection to sign up NBN customers and fast-track HFC cable shutdown

Optus is ignoring the NBN's 18-month switchover commitment and threatening to cut off cable customers within weeks, using strongarm tactics to sign them up as Optus NBN customers before they can consider changing provider.

Source: SMH

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Telstra waves away concerns about 5G standards talks

Telstra has dismissed suggestions that backers of FDD-LTE like itself could take longer reaching a consensus on 5G standards, compared to carriers that use the TDD flavour of LTE.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fierce anger over potential use of metadata for civil suits

Australian citizens have lashed out at the federal government over the potential for information stored under the data retention regime to be opened up to civil lawsuits, lodging more than 200 submissions to a consultation.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra suggests scrapping ban on ‘metadata’ in lawsuits

A blanket ban on the use in lawsuits of data kept to comply with data retention obligations puts telecommunications providers in a difficult position, Telstra has argued.

Source: Computerworld

Australian broadband speed ranking drops again despite NBN rollout

Australia continues to lose ground in the global broadband connection speed race.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Government agencies skirting metadata laws to access telco data: Comms Alliance

Agencies that lost their telecommunications data access privileges under the data retention legislation are still able to retrieve telco data, the Communications Alliance has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus launches first blackspot site with small cell

Optus has switched on the first blackspot under round two of the government's program, with a South Australian town receiving mobile reception for the first time thanks to a small cell installation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN hints at skinny fibre for FttN upgrades to FttDP

NBN has said that it could eventually upgrade FttN users to FttDP technology by using skinny fibre to lengthen the fibre run, with FttN cabinets to be 'repurposed' for other uses at that time.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co puts initial FTTC cost at $2800 per premises

NBN Co has revealed an initial trial cost of “about $2800 per premises” to deploy its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology, $628 above what it currently costs to roll out FTTN.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn defends rollout plans amid FTTC furore

nbn has moved to quell calls for it to abandon its FTTN rollout amid plans to step up the footprint of its alternative FTTC technology.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Most NBN users happy with service: Morrow

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow has hit back at reports of rising numbers of dissatisfied NBN end users, claiming that most end users of the National Broadband Network are happy with the service and that complaints are actually dropping.

Source: iTWire

Privacy Commissioner closes Westnet breach investigation

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has finalised its investigation into an allegations of a data breach in 2015 that involved iiNet subsidiary Westnet.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 6 March 2017

NBN Co starts replacing FTTN in network rollout

NBN Co is starting to abandon future FTTN deployments in favour of newer fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co masters the fixed-to-wireless flip

NBN Co has flipped 62 towns that were destined to receive FTTN connections under its original three-year construction plan onto fixed wireless or satellite connections.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co adds 2.6m premises into construction schedule

NBN Co has added over 2.6 million premises to its rollout schedule between now and mid-2019 - its first major project update since the original three-year construction plan was launched in late 2015.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 3 March 2017

SoleNet owner banned over dodgy telco dealings

Australian regulators have finally caught up with small-time telco vendor James Harrison, who was today banned from running a corporation for three years and fined $250,000 over the “unconscionable” operation of his group of telco companies

Source: iTnews Australia