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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

NBN announces 5G trials with Ericsson

NBN is this week trialling 5G with Ericsson in Melbourne in an effort to explore potential upgrade paths of its fixed-wireless service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN expands FttC to 1.5m premises

NBN has replaced around 440,000 premises slated to receive FttN and HFC connections with FttC, bringing the footprint total to around 1.5 million premises.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN relaunches HFC network

After remediating its HFC network, NBN will make 1,000 premises ready for retailers to sell at the end of April, followed by 38,000 in June and around 100,000 per month for the rest of the year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 9 April 2018

Comms minister still confident about HFC role in NBN

Communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield has indicated he still supports the use of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) in the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Fifield launches 5G paper, 'confident' on NBN HFC optimisation

The Bureau of Communications Research has published a new 5G working paper examining the potential GDP effects, while Comms Minister Fifield has said NBN's remediated HFC will 'deliver a great experience'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telco coalition launches new challenge to ‘big three’

The Competitive Carriers Coalition today formally relaunched as ‘Commpete’ with the aim of challenging the market dominance of Telstra and Australia’s other major telcos.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra CEO Penn pushes NBN customer satisfaction

Telstra has announced its new in-home Wi-Fi coverage booster and 30-day NBN satisfaction guarantee, with CEO Andy Penn saying current pricing is 'unsustainable' for retailers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Phone and internet service issues hit 10 million Aussies

Around one in two Australians have had an issue with their phone or internet service, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Source: ARN

Telstra CEO calls NBN prices 'unsustainable'

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn has warned of the telco's inability to continue to absorb increases in NBN wholesale pricing, calling for price regulation "as quickly as possible".

Source: iTnews Australia

NetComm powers FttDP solution for a million NBN customers

Australian networking solutions provider NetComm Wireless will supply hardware for the rollout of fibre-to-the-distribution-point connections - what the NBN Co calls fibre-to-the-curb - to about a million premises, the company's chief executive Ken Sheridan says.

Source: iTWire

Split up NBN Co before rollout ends: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended that the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, be split into two entities before it is privatised after the rollout ends.

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 8 April 2018

NBN launches fibre-to-the-curb, but existing customers won't benefit

NBN Co announces a new technology mix to speed up the internet connections of 1 million homes, but existing customers experiencing problems with slow connections will not benefit.

Source: ABC News

NBN launches FttC network

NBN has launched its fibre-to-the-curb network, with around 1,000 premises in Coburg, Melbourne, and Miranda, Sydney, now able to order services capable of 100/40Mbps speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone's Staggered 2G Network Shutdown Starts April 30 With Queensland

A few years back, Vodafone announced plans to stick a fork in 2G by September 2017, however, it actually lived on a bit longer than that. But this borrowed time is about to expire, with the company declaring a real end to its 2G network, starting on April 30.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 6 April 2018

Viasat calls for NBN satellite data limits to be dumped

Viasat Australia says that households on NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service should not be subject to “hard data caps”.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Aussie Broadband's about-turn on unlimited plans

Aussie Broadband is set to make its first unlimited quota play after NBN Co agreed to make its permanent new price construct available from May 1.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC wants baby NBNs competing for customers and upgrading networks

When NBN Co is eventually sold off, the ACCC wants it broken into pieces and forced to battle for customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Comms market operating ‘çompetitively’ despite market concentration: ACCC

The competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says Australia’s market for broadband and voice services is operating competitively despite the levels of market concentration.

Source: iTWire

Australian privacy commissioner launches investigation into Facebook

The Australian privacy commissioner has opened a formal investigation into Facebook after the social network revealed more than 300,000 Australians had been caught up in its global data harvesting scandal.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra wins big on mobile blackspots round three

Telstra has received government funding to build out almost 90 macro and small cell sites across Australia, while Optus has been allocated 12 sites and Vodafone just one.

Source: ZDNet Australia