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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

NBN Co leaves speeds data release to RSPs

The government and NBN Co continue to resist calls to publish a database of maximum attainable speeds for every line on the NBN, arguing it is a call for retail service providers (RSPs) to make.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co looks to launch uncongested 50Mbps service

NBN Co is set to unveil a 50Mbps residential product before the end of the year that comes bundled with enough bandwidth to be uncongested during peak periods.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co turns to G.fast to entice business

NBN Co is planning to deliver its first deployments of G.fast technology in the second half of 2018, but the services will initially only be available for business users.

Source: iTnews Australia

We can't tell you if you need the NBN, but we can give you an idea

Rather than explaining what the NBN is, we thought we'd go through the things you'd probably use it for and whether it would make a difference for you.

Source: ABC News

NBN to launch G.fast in 2018

NBN's gigabit speed-enabling technology for its fibre-to-the-node, building, and curb networks will be launching next year, it has announced.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN narrows in on pricing changes

NBN has assessed a range of options for changes to its pricing, some of which represent a significant departure from its current model. The company’s CEO, Bill Morrow, has said he expects to make an announcement about a product incorporating a new pricing structure before the end of the year.

Source: Computerworld

nbn gets set to go with G.fast tech as Govt defends rollout

​nbn has revealed that it will be adding G.fast broadband tech to the NBN rollout next year, as the network comes under new levels of scrutiny.

Source: ARN

'Lemonade-stand economics' not serving NBN well: IT group

The main problem with the current approach to the national broadband network is "lemonade-stand economics" — a simplistic approach that completely ignores any cost or benefits that doesn't cross NBN Co's financial ledgers — the head of an IT lobby group says.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

What's everyone saying about the NBN?

It's been described as "calamitous", "stomach turning" and a "changed horse". So what is everyone actually saying about the troubled rollout of the NBN this week?

Source: ABC News

ISP chief offers tips to cope with NBN in current state

The head of ISP Aussie Broadband says the only thing that's missing from the current discussion around the national broadband network is common sense talk about how to cope with the existing situation.

Source: iTWire

Vocus targets 10 percent of all NBN users

Vocus has set an end goal of securing 10 percent of the total NBN market and outlined steps it is taking to “insulate” itself against the rising cost of servicing those customers.

Source: iTnews Australia

'Shambolic' NBN has hit subcontractors hard, union claims

Workers who are employed doing work on the national broadband network are being forced to deal with the disaster that the project has become, the Communications Union says.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co chief 'in trouble, looking for a parachute': claim

One of Australia's well-known network experts says the comments made by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow on the ABC's Four Corners NBN programme on Monday night indicate that he has discovered the company is in trouble as it is unlikely to make any money as per its business plan.

Source: iTWire

Politicians are squabbling over who's to blame for the NBN, but it's not helping anyone

Kevin Rudd is the latest to weigh in on the sarcastic, self-righteous political ruckus over internet speeds and prices. He says Malcolm Turnbull messed up the rollout of the NBN, but the Coalition is calling the former PM a

Source: ABC News

MyRepublic chief says big four holding NBN Co back

The managing director of the small ISP MyRepublic claims the average revenue per user earned by the NBN Co will continue to be low because bigger telcos like Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus push slow-speed connections to their customers in order to avoid popularising the NBN.

Source: iTWire

Well Yeah, Of Course The NBN's A Mess: Unions

Thousands of subcontractors given "no proper training" and poor government handling have caused no end of problems for the NBN rollout, according to the communication workers' union.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 23 October 2017

Malcolm Turnbull blames Labor for 'train wreck' that is the NBN

The PM, who as communications minister inherited the National Broadband Network from the previous Labor government, describes the project as a "calamitous train wreck" and concedes it may never make a profit.

Source: ABC News

Turnbull: 'Question mark' over NBN commercial viability

It was a 'big mistake' to roll out the NBN under a government-formed company, the prime minister has said, with questions now surrounding the broadband network's commercial challenges.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN's first FttC installation sees 100/40Mbps speeds

NBN has announced the activation of its first fibre-to-the-curb connection, with speeds of 109/44Mbps across 70m of copper using VDSL technology in Melbourne.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra says roaming decision 'best outcome for customers'

Telstra has, unsurprisingly, welcomed the decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission not to declared mobile roaming.

Source: iTWire