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Friday, 26 May 2017

Average FttN line capable of 68Mbps but will never hit 1Gbps: NBN

40 percent of Australia will not be capable of 1Gbps broadband speeds thanks to a combination of fibre-to-the-node, fixed-wireless, and satellite technologies, NBN CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co defends fixed wireless and SC0 growth

NBN Co has defended its decision to shift 62 towns from fibre-to-the-node to fixed wireless connections, arguing they could end up better off with higher possible speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co promises more FTTC

NBN Co is set to announce a second expansion of its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) rollout within weeks, marking its rapid propulsion as a replacement for fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) in the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co may lift Sky Muster's fair use limit

NBN Co is “quietly confident” that it will be able to lift the average peak hour usage limit on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: iTnews Australia

More FTTC in the works, NBN boss says

NBN’s chief executive Bill Morrow says that the company will be “making some announcements soon” about wider use of fibre to the curb (FTTC) technology for the National Broadband Network rollout.

Source: Computerworld

"NBN tax" set to be passed on to end users

The competition watchdog has granted permission for the proposed Regional Broadband Scheme charge to be passed on by telcos to end users.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Metadata breach the only time journalist source records have been accessed: AFP

The Australian Federal Police bungled the only time it handled a journalist's metadata, with the feds asserting that they have never made any journalist warrant applications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Number of homes in NBN limbo balloons

NBN Co has added more than 19,000 premises to its footprint over the past fortnight that are unable to connect to internet services, underlining its new strategy to skip homes that are too hard to connect until later in the rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Telstra put up 'significant barriers' for blackspot collocation: Vodafone

Telstra's mobile blackspot program collocation specifications involved prohibitive cost and technical barriers, according to Vodafone, which prevented carriers from being able to share infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Telstra announces smart city plans for Western Australia

Telstra will install a series of smart city solutions across Joondalup, including sensors enabling smart parking, smart waste bins, and environmental monitoring at a beachside park.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel launches FttN and FttB NBN services

According to Foxtel, its NBN footprint has now doubled thanks to expanding into premises served by NBN's FttN and FttB connectivity options.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 22 May 2017

NBN pricing not to blame for people choosing slow speeds: Morrow

NBN users are not ordering higher-speed services due to a lack of need, not because of NBN's pricing, CEO Bill Morrow has said, adding that speedier services would cost just AU$2 extra per week.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telcos call for quick action on ACMA reform

The government should move quickly to implement the recommendations of the review into the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), telco industry body Communications Alliance said today.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone 'not intending to collocate' on Telstra blackspot towers

Vodafone will allow collocation on 43 of its 70 round one mobile blackspots sites, with the telco 'not intending to collocate' on any of Telstra's 429 sites, the government has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA reshaping underway as govt weighs in

The federal government has decided against consolidating telco regulatory power within the ACMA, opting instead to “refine” the authority’s remit, which could see it gain oversight of content classification while losing other functions.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra exchange fire downs services in Adelaide

A fire within a Telstra exchange in the Adelaide CBD downed services to as many as 30,000 fixed-line customers on Monday afternoon.

Source: iTnews Australia

Pricing not to blame for low take-up of high speeds, NBN CEO says

End users on the National Broadband Network are “gravitating to speeds that meet their needs” — and in most cases that is 25 megabits per second, according to NBN’s CEO, Bill Morrow.

Source: Computerworld

Competition watchdog puts broadband monitoring program out to tender

​The ACCC is set to throw open its proposed broadband monitoring program to tender in a deal that could be worth millions.

Source: ARN

Friday, 19 May 2017

Labor: ACMA must be resourced for spectrum reform

The Australian government's new spectrum reform consultation package has outlined the changes needed for the regulatory framework but without making provision under the recent Federal Budget, Labor has pointed out.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Underperforming enterprise division leaves Optus with disappointing financials

Singtel Optus has reported lacklustre yearly results, flagging poor performance from its enterprise business.

Source: ARN