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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

NBN looking into 1Tbps satellites

NBN is 'closely' watching improvements in satellite technology and capacity, with CEO Bill Morrow pointing towards terabit-per-second satellites being built by others.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN revenue grows, but revenue per user steady

NBN has reported first quarter revenue of $405 million, up 124 per cent year-on-year. However, average monthly revenue per user — ARPU — has remained steady at $43.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co looks at 5G options in city areas

NBN Co is exploring to what extent its agreements with Telstra would preclude it from augmenting portions of its fixed-line network with some form of 5G service.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN: costs stay about the same for MTM rollout

The costs of installing the various technologies that are part of the national broadband network have stayed more or less static since the last quarter, according to figures released by NBN Co today.

Source: iTWire

nbn closes in on 3M activations amid service “adjustments”

nbn chief, Bill Morrow, has flagged “adjustments to improve service levels, as the network edges towards 3M activations nationwide.

Source: ARN

Monday, 13 November 2017

Need to renegotiate your NBN plan? Read this first

If the thought of talking internet speeds and megabits per second with your service provider scares you, this is for you. Before you get on the phone, here's everything you need to know about your connection and what can be done about it.

Source: ABC News

Government should focus on future with NBN and digital economy: report

The Australian Government should support the evolution of the national broadband network to ensure it is a sustainable long-term contributor to the national digital economy, according to a new report published by one of NBN Co’s original strategic partners.

Source: iTWire

Deutsche Telekom argues original fibre-to-home NBN too ambitious

Labor's original all-fibre rollout for the National Broadband Network was too ambitious and costly, according to a senior executive from Deutsche Telekom.

Source: ABC News

NBN viability relies on tech upgrades: Ovum

While saying there is no need to push gigabit-speed networks, an Ovum report commissioned by Nokia has said that NBN must focus on upgrading the technology on its fibre and HFC networks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 10 November 2017

The ACCC investigation into the NBN will be useful. But it's too little, too late

The ACCC dropped the ball when it allowed Telstra, Optus and its competitors to launch their NBN services without specific rules.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 9 November 2017

TPG plans discussions with ACCC over FTTN, FTTB NBN speeds

A spokesperson for TPG — whose subsidiaries include iiNet and Internet — says the company has taken note of the recent undertaking made by Telstra to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to compensate tens of thousands of customers with NBN connections.

Source: Computerworld

NBN speeds: Dodo and iPrimus may compensate customers

Vocus says it has been reviewing its NBN services since the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued guidance on retail service providers’ marketing of broadband speeds on the National Broadband Network.

Source: Computerworld

Telcos draft industry code to improve copper broadband performance

Australia's telcos have joined together to agree on a range of safeguards for broadband over copper deployments in order to improve the experience for customers.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn wholesale access passes three million

​nbn's broadband wholesale access services around Australia has increased to just over 3 million in the quarter ended 30 September.

Source: ARN

NBN users still avoiding highest speed plans: ACCC

Only 12% of those who have connected to the national broadband network as of 30 September have opted to take the fastest plans — 100Mbps/40Mbps — according to data collected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which shows that a shade over three million people are connected.

Source: iTWire

Proposed new code strives to improve next gen broadband services

A new code designed to improve the performance of next-generation broadband systems in Australia – including NBN-based services – has been released for public comment by the Communications Alliance.

Source: iTWire

Optus admits customers may have been overcharged for NBN speeds

Optus is the latest telco to offer compensation to customers for slow NBN speeds, following Telstra's admission it may have breached Australian Consumer Law.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Telstra offering compensation to 42,000 customers over slow NBN speeds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says Telstra is offering 42,000 customers refunds, free exit from contracts, or new plans after it admitted its promised maximum NBN speeds could not be delivered.

Source: SMH

Telstra mobile network breaks new record for 2017 Melbourne Cup

Whenever a large event is on with huge numbers of people, mobile networks tend to suffer under the strain, but usage of Telstra's mobile network set a brand new record for the Cup.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to compensate 42,000 customers for slow NBN speeds

Following an ACCC investigation, Telstra has admitted it may have contravened the Australian Consumer Law, and will compensate 42,000 customers who experienced slow NBN speeds.

Source: ABC News