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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

NBN extends migration window to three years for businesses

Businesses have almost twice as long to shift their systems over to the NBN under a new migration extension.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 13 February 2017

Proper fibre broadband is not a waste, but you need a little socialism to do it properly

​Relying on the market to roll out universal broadband is not helpful when it is easier for companies to focus only on the cities.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telcos band together to oppose removal of competition laws

A lack of competition laws could enable Telstra to behave in an anti-competitive way without timely intervention from the regulator, according to Vodafone, Optus, Macquarie Telecom, MNF, and the small business council.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 10 February 2017

MyRepublic calls NBN 1Gbps claim ludicrous, launching gigatown to prove it

It is the CVC charge preventing RSPs from offering 1Gbps NBN services, MyRepublic has said, not a lack of demand as cited by NBN CEO Bill Morrow -- and it will bear the cost of connecting gigabit services to prove this.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NetComm Wireless reaps $28 million windfall from NBN FTTC

NBN has placed its first order with NetComm Wireless for four-point distribution point units (DPUs). The DPUs will be used for NBN’s fibre to the curb offering (FTTC; also known as fibre to the distribution point or FTTdp).

Source: Computerworld

ISPs put on alert over broadband speed claims

​The ACCC has laid out a new set of guidelines aimed at making sure local ISPs don’t make false or misleading claims over broadband speeds.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Optus profit and revenue down amid 'heightened competition'

Optus' pay TV and mobile segments were the saving grace in its quarterly results report, with the telco's overall net profit falling by 17 percent to AU$39 million.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co needs to coax customers onto higher speeds

NBN Co will need to entice more consumers onto plans above 25Mbps if it is to meet its revenue goal of $5 billion a year by 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Demand 'still not there' for 1Gbps: NBN Co

Roughly “a million and a half” homes could support a 1Gbps fixed line service on the NBN, according to NBN Co, but RSPs are yet to launch commercial services.

Source: iTnews Australia

nbn signals need for speed to reach revenue goals

​nbn chief, Bill Morrow, has flagged the need for a greater take up of higher-speed products if the company is to meet its 2020 revenue goals.

Source: ARN

Another tough quarter at Optus as net profit falls 17 percent

Optus has posted a third quarter of declining net profit for its fiscal 2017 year, continuing to pin the blame on regulated fee cuts and higher costs associated with device repayment credits.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Says It Is 'On Schedule, On Budget, And Approaching Half Way Point'

NBN's half yearly results are out, detailing the six months leading up to 31 December 2016. Here's what NBN says about how it is going. Feel free to comment below with your personal experiences.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Mobile satellite provider Pivotel installing 4G towers for farmers

Solar- and battery-powered 4G mobile base stations will utilise satellite services to provide connectivity to farmers in rural areas under Pivotel's solution.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Millions of Aussies still ‘dissatisfied’ with broadband speeds

Almost a quarter of Australians – equating to 3 million people - are dissatisfied with their home broadband speed, according to a newly published survey.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co's new lab will scope out future technology

NBN Co appears set to create a skunkworks technology lab to “uncover the intersection between emerging technologies and the future of NBN”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN rollout milestone outstrips subscription uptake

nbn has made four million premises ready for service on the network, but uptake continues to lag behind new connections.

Source: ARN

NBN reaches a third of Australian homes

Australia's National Broadband Network is now available in four million homes, a third of the total to be reached, NBN Co, the company building the network, says.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 6 February 2017

Telcos: National security Bill 'unjustifiably intrusive', risks cyber threats

Carriers and cybersecurity groups have again made submissions against the telco national security Bill, saying it will impede innovation and consequently make networks more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co sets fee for after-hours installation

NBN Co is set to introduce an after-hours installation option for customers whose premises are in the FTTx footprint, but will levy a $150 fee for the new service.

Source: iTnews Australia

What’s the point: Industry questions telco security legislation, again

The government’s push to introduce a legislative framework to boost the security of Australia’s network has again criticised by a group of major industry organisations.

Source: Computerworld