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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

NBN hits gigabit speeds in HFC lab trial

NBN has achieved downstream speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second over a hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) connection in lab trials using the DOCSIS 3.1 standard.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 5 June 2017

Huawei Australia appoints former NBN security head as cybersecurity officer

Former head of security for NBN and Telecom New Zealand Malcolm Shore, who has also worked in NZ Defence security, has been appointed Huawei Australia's cybersecurity officer.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to pay out over data shortfall

​Optus will refund customers following an ACCC investigation into concerns that it was providing less data than what it advertised.

Source: ARN

NBN Watch - Transparency going forward

How the NBN can start working with, rather than fighting against, the public - greater transparency.

Source: PC Authority

Optus will pay back customers shortchanged on promos

Optus has agreed to compensate an undisclosed number of prepaid customers after it reduced their data, call, and text allowances without notifying them.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 2 June 2017

MyRepublic to launch 1Gbps NBN service in Wollongong

Wollongong has won MyRepublic's gigatown competition, with 1Gbps NBN services to be provided for free to 100 FttP customers and AU$130 per month to additional new and existing customers in the city.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel wants Australia’s biggest ISPs to block 17 pirate sites

An 8 August hearing has been scheduled for the latest application for a website-blocking injunction made under Australian anti-piracy laws.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone launches legal action in ACCC roaming row

Vodafone has taken legal action in the Federal Court over the ACCC's domestic mobile roaming decision.

Source: ARN

MyRepublic continues quest to shake up Aussie broadband market

Brings “Ultra-Fast Internet” to Wollongong for SMBs and consumers.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Aussie internet continues to drag behind Kiwi connectivity

Aussies get, on average, 3.6 Mbps less than New Zealanders, according to Akamai's latest stats.

Source: ARN

NBN Co cuts over to new CVC discounts

NBN Co will today switch to a new model for the virtual bandwidth charge it levies on retail service providers, which - in theory - encourages them to buy more by offering greater discounts.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN announces new pricing plan for internet retailers

Internet service providers such as Telstra, Optus and TPG have been handed a discount on the price they pay for bandwidth over the National Broadband Network, but there's one condition.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

NBN has 'accelerated urgency' for Telstra: Juniper Networks CEO

The arrival of the NBN has instilled a sense of 'urgency' in Telstra, Juniper Networks global CEO Rami Rahim has said, with the telco racing to become a services provider rather than simply a connectivity solution.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN FttN users least likely to recommend network, most likely to switch tech

NBN has revealed that 198 of the 221 individual technology choice applications received have been FttN users wanting full fibre, while NBN users are least likely to recommend FttN to others.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co left holding $1m damage bill

NBN Co was left with a damage bill topping $1 million in the last financial year to repair network assets that were accidentally or deliberately broken.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN nears halfway point as 5 million premises ready for service

NBN has announced making 5 million out of 11.9 million premises ready for service, with Sydney's North Shore, Devonport, Coober Pedy, and Yarra Glen some of the areas made ready during the last few months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN hits 5M milestone

The milestones are coming thick and fast for the NBN, with the rollout hitting five million premises ready for connection.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Launceston RSP launches 1Gbps NBN for AU$1,000

Amid claims from RSPs that NBN's CVC pricing is too expensive to offer consumers 1Gbps services, Launtel has switched on gigabit speeds for Launceston businesses for approximately AU$1,000 per month.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 29 May 2017

Submarine cable for Sunshine Coast one step closer

The Sunshine Coast Council is funding a feasibility study for its proposal to land a submarine cable in the region.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra granted legal appeal over Brisbane pole position

Brisbane City Council looks as though it has lost pole position in a legal case against Telstra.

Source: ARN