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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

NBN fixed wireless issues should be disclosed upfront, says ACCC

Fixed wireless NBN providers will soon have to supply more detailed information about connection speeds and known congestion issues in a cell before a customer signs up to receive a service.

Source: iTnews Australia

Push for telcos to disclose more information about NBN fixed wireless speeds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to revamp the guidelines for making broadband speed claims that it produces for NBN retail service providers (RSPs), with the ACCC seeking to make it easier for end users to understand the likely performance of fixed wireless connections.

Source: Computerworld

Only fibre can meet our needs into the future, says ISP chief

A full-fibre national broadband network would have cost much more, possibly as much as an extra $40 billion, but it will have to be built some time as it is the only technology that can do the heavy lifting Australia will need into the future, the head of a small ISP claims.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

How China diverts, then spies on Australia's internet traffic

For six days last year, China Telecom appears to have deliberately diverted Australian internet traffic to China and logged as a routing error.

Source: SMH

NBN provider Mungi goes into administration

Melbourne-based unlimited NBN retail service provider Mungi has gone into voluntary administration just a year after it was created.

Source: iTnews Australia

Piracy crackdown: Rights holders come out swinging for bill targeting search engines

Groups representing copyright holders and one of the entertainment companies that has spearheaded use of an existing anti-piracy law have strongly backed proposed changes to Australia’s site-blocking regime.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co urged to move into Layer 3

NBN Co is being encouraged by a parliamentary committee to move beyond Layer 2 services on both the satellite and fixed wireless portions of its network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Inquiry calls for changes to government’s ‘NBN tax’

A parliamentary inquiry into the roll out of the National Broadband Network in regional and rural areas has called on the government to update the modelling used to underpin a levy scheme that has been dubbed an ‘NBN tax’.

Source: ARN

Labor says fixed-wireless service congestion cause for concern

The Australian Labor Party has expressed concern over the state of the fixed-wireless service offered by the NBN Co and identified in the second report of the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN as likely to be due to congestion.

Source: iTWire

House NBN panel asks govt to change regional broadband levy

The Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee into the NBN has recommended that the government update the modelling of its proposed regional broadband levy, in order to reflect the cost increases since the original modelling in 2015.

Source: iTWire

Labor accuses govt of avoiding 'inconvenient metrics' in NBN Co results

The Australian Labor Party has, predictably, slammed the Federal Government for avoiding any mention of what it calls "inconvenient metrics" in the NBN Co's first-quarter results which were announced on Monday.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 19 November 2018

NBN satellite business plan 'a matter of urgency': Joint committee

NBN should introduce its business-grade satellite project, address fixed-wireless congestion, and update its regional broadband levy amounts before passing legislation, the joint standing committee has recommended.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN not worried about 5G competition, completes own 5G tests

NBN has reported revenue up 50 percent to AU$620 million for the first quarter of FY19, alongside a 65 percent improvement in earnings.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Digital Lifecycle Group's CDRU joins NBN channel program

​Digital Lifecycle Group's subsidiary CDRU has become the latest advisory firm to join the NBN Co's channel program as the network begins its national migration.

Source: ARN

CDRU gets NBN independent advisor accreditation

Telecommunications consultant Costs Down Revenue Up (CDRU), a subsidiary of the Digital Lifecycle Group (DLG), has announced it has become one of the first advisory groups in Australia to be accredited as part of the NBN Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Channel Program.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co looks to business purse for half of ARPU uplift

NBN Co is hoping its growing focus on the business market will contribute “around half” of the overall average revenue per user (ARPU) uplift it is targeting by 2022.

Source: iTnews Australia

Waiting for NBN good news is like waiting for Godot

Poor Stephen Rue. Having been handed the equivalent of a shit sandwich by his illustrious predecessor Bill Morrow, all that the new chief executive of NBN Co can is to pony up when the company's quarterly results are due and go through the motions.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co ARPU still stuck as losses continue to mount

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has made no progress on raising the average revenue per user, which remains stuck on $44, the same as that recorded for full-year 2018, even though other metrics have shown an increase.

Source: iTWire

No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia

Smart criminals will avoid using systems with the ability to be tapped, Internet Australia chair Dr Paul Brooks has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 16 November 2018

New horizons open up for NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service

Changes to how NBN Co operates its satellite service will open up new possibilities for the company to manage traffic as demand continues to grow for connectivity in regional Australia.

Source: Computerworld