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Friday, 2 September 2016

NBN: ACCC still has concerns over Telstra’s rollout role

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it is continuing to work with NBN and Telstra to ensure that the latter’s role in the National Broadband Network rollout doesn’t give it unfair advantage over other telcos.

Source: Computerworld

TPG seeks spectrum in Singapore

TPG has confirmed that it is seeking spectrum in an auction being conducted by Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Analysis: The NBN Corporate Plan quietly reveals some big problems.

There are a few points that NBN likes to continually push, day in, day out, in order to steer the narrative towards its strengths and hide scrutiny from its weaknesses.

Source: PC Authority

Surge in home Internet-connected devices as IoT spending explodes

Technology is rapidly taking control of Australian homes, with the number of Internet-connected devices predicted to rise to 29 as consumers embark on an Internet of Things (IoT) “spending spree”.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NBN eyes gigabit speeds on all network technologies

The CTO of NBN has pointed towards GPON, DOCSIS 3.1, XG-FAST, Carrier Channel Aggregation, and QAM to attain gigabit speeds across most network technologies in the future.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra repairs issues with Telstra Mail service

The telco has repaired its email service, over which customers experienced issues with logging in, sending, and receiving messages.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co to file patent on new HFC workaround

NBN Co plans to patent an approach it has developed to allow it to bring VDSL to homes in Telstra’s HFC footprint that lack the necessary lead-in cables.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN and Nokia trialling XG-FAST for multi-gigabit speeds on copper

The trials could allow copper-based broadband technologies including FttN, FttB, and FttDP to attain aggregate speeds of up to 8Gbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN raids: Government backs Labor's call for privileges committee determination

The government will support Labor's bid to have the Senate privileges committee look at whether documents seized by federal police should remain under lock and key.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN seeks to push copper speed limits in XG-FAST trial with Nokia

NBN is planning to trial an emerging copper-based broadband standard that could potentially deliver even faster speeds than the still nascent G.Fast technology.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

ACMA allocates additional spectrum for mobile broadband, M2M

The 803-960MHz band will be used for mobile broadband and M2M services, among others, with compliance due between June 2018 and June 2024.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Consumer ‘uncertainty' on broadband speeds negative effect on NBN take-up: IA claim

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has raised concerns about the “low-subscriber take-up” of the National Broadband Network suggesting that the problem may be exacerbated by consumers not signing up because of uncertainty about the speed of the Internet service delivered by the NBN Co.

Source: iTWire

Telcos want to set their own rules for internet service claims

The telecommunications industry thinks it should be allowed to develop its own guidelines on the claims internet service providers can make to customers about broadband speeds and performance.

Source: iTnews Australia

NetComm Wireless reports AU$2m profit on the back of NBN rollout

Contracts with NBN have led to NetComm Wireless reporting a net profit of AU$2 million on revenue of AU$74.3 million and EBITDA of AU$6.23 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

What's New On Stan, Netflix, Foxtel Anytime And Presto In September

From Supergirl, to Offspring and every Star Wars movie ever (yes, even the ones we don’t speak of) — here’s just a taste of what Netflix, Presto, Stan and Foxtel Anytime are streaming for the month of September.

Source: Gizmodo

NBN Shifts 1 Million Premises From HFC to FTTN

NBN Co has moved 1.2 million premises from the “HFC” pile to the “FTTN” pile in its construction planning, which is bad news for anyone living in those premises. As for who that is exactly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out.

Source: Gizmodo

Telco body wants industry to lead on broadband speed claims

Communications Alliance should develop guidelines for retail service providers (RSPs) about making broadband performance claims, the telco industry body has argued.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 29 August 2016

Telco groups support improved broadband performance and speed information

While ACCAN simply approved of better broadband performance information for consumers, AMTA and Comms Alliance have recommended that a new guideline be established by industry itself.

Source: ZDNet Australia

'Fast' Doesn't Tell Us How Fast Your Broadband Is, Telcos

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) says that information about broadband speeds isn’t being communicated to consumers in a clear and upfront way.

Source: Gizmodo

ACCAN highlights ‘vague’ claims by Australian broadband RSPs

ACCAN has recommended that new measures be implemented to improve clarity around broadband providers' speed claims.

Source: ARN