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Monday, 22 January 2018

Vodafone's lower nbn prices mean new battles now to win consumers

Price wars: a new hope for lower nbn prices, striking back against an empire of expensive telcos to ensure a return of the happy customer - can Vodafone's lower prices awaken consumer interest?

Source: iTWire

Vocus bumps capacity on domestic links ahead of ASC debut

Vocus is upgrading its domestic network infrastructure ahead of the completion of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).

Source: Computerworld

Vocus claims early customer demand for Australia-Singapore Cable

Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus is currently upgrading core domestic infrastructure to support what it says is the early customer demand for the Australia Singapore Cable, as the project draws closer to being ready for service.

Source: iTWire

Vocus updating networks ahead of ASC

Vocus is adding 8TBps of capacity to its domestic core networks between Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth ahead of the Australia-Singapore Cable being ready for service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra invests in US-HK subsea route

Telstra has invested in two new subsea cable systems connecting the US west coast with Hong Kong.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra backs two more subsea cables

Telstra will support two new subsea cables being built to connect Hong Kong with the West Coast of the US, in addition to supporting the Indigo submarine cable system announced last year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 19 January 2018

NBN speeds: Mitch Fifield lives in another universe

The old argument over what came first — the chicken or the egg — has been regurgitated in a somewhat different way by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. Only his arguments revolve around speed and the cost of NBN subscriptions.

Source: iTWire

NBN retailers show signs of competing on quality

Retail service providers are starting to show considerable variances in the minimum peak performance of NBN services, with ranges of up to 18Mbps now being reported.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

Hawaiki's 15,000km, 43.8Tbps subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of the United States is now past its halfway point.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus eyes rollout of new Pacific subsea cable

Vocus has won a contract from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a scoping study into the rollout of a new cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Source: Computerworld

Greens critical of govt response to NBN panel report

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.

Source: iTWire

Mobile network operators urged to prepare for post-NBN world

Mobile network operators should take a leadership role in the inevitable transformation of their industry as mobile and fixed networks slowly move towards bridging the divide between them, a leading telecommunications analyst says.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Only a quarter of fibre-to-the-node NBN connections will reach 100Mbps

A former NBN executive describes fibre-to-the-node connections as an obsolete technology that will "never deliver the speeds expected by consumers".

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Govt refuses to budge on MTM NBN

The government has unsurprisingly panned a highly critical report on the NBN, confirming it won’t mandate fibre-to-the-curb for the rest of the rollout nor commision an independent audit of the project.

Source: iTnews Australia

Govt dismisses call to mandate more fibre in NBN rollout

The Govt slaps down a Parliamentary recommendation to mandate greater use of FttC and FttP in the remainder of the NBN rollout.

Source: ARN

NBN copper purchase total sits at 16,600 kilometres

Over the five months since its last updated number, NBN has purchased a further 1,600km of copper.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Inside Telstra's effort to slash NBN complaint wait times

Telstra is overhauling the technology that underpins its management of NBN fault complaints to a single, cloud-based platform that will eventually serve the telco’s entire assurance business.

Source: iTnews Australia

Nokia, Optus seal 5-year network deal

Nokia and Optus have inked a five-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain key components of Optus' network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co says one in four FTTN lines can go over 100Mbps

NBN Co expects just 24 percent of fibre-to-the-node lines will be capable of wholesale speeds of 100Mbps or more by the end of the rollout in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 15 January 2018

Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

Having never undertaken a large fixed-line infrastructure spend, Ruslan Kogan says his company is in a better position than most to offer 'incredibly attractive' services, especially with NBN currently focused on repairing customer experience issues.

Source: ZDNet Australia