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Thursday, 1 June 2017

NBN announces new pricing plan for internet retailers

Internet service providers such as Telstra, Optus and TPG have been handed a discount on the price they pay for bandwidth over the National Broadband Network, but there's one condition.

Source: SMH

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

NBN has 'accelerated urgency' for Telstra: Juniper Networks CEO

The arrival of the NBN has instilled a sense of 'urgency' in Telstra, Juniper Networks global CEO Rami Rahim has said, with the telco racing to become a services provider rather than simply a connectivity solution.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN FttN users least likely to recommend network, most likely to switch tech

NBN has revealed that 198 of the 221 individual technology choice applications received have been FttN users wanting full fibre, while NBN users are least likely to recommend FttN to others.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co left holding $1m damage bill

NBN Co was left with a damage bill topping $1 million in the last financial year to repair network assets that were accidentally or deliberately broken.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN nears halfway point as 5 million premises ready for service

NBN has announced making 5 million out of 11.9 million premises ready for service, with Sydney's North Shore, Devonport, Coober Pedy, and Yarra Glen some of the areas made ready during the last few months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN hits 5M milestone

The milestones are coming thick and fast for the NBN, with the rollout hitting five million premises ready for connection.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Launceston RSP launches 1Gbps NBN for AU$1,000

Amid claims from RSPs that NBN's CVC pricing is too expensive to offer consumers 1Gbps services, Launtel has switched on gigabit speeds for Launceston businesses for approximately AU$1,000 per month.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 29 May 2017

Submarine cable for Sunshine Coast one step closer

The Sunshine Coast Council is funding a feasibility study for its proposal to land a submarine cable in the region.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra granted legal appeal over Brisbane pole position

Brisbane City Council looks as though it has lost pole position in a legal case against Telstra.

Source: ARN

Friday, 26 May 2017

Average FttN line capable of 68Mbps but will never hit 1Gbps: NBN

40 percent of Australia will not be capable of 1Gbps broadband speeds thanks to a combination of fibre-to-the-node, fixed-wireless, and satellite technologies, NBN CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co defends fixed wireless and SC0 growth

NBN Co has defended its decision to shift 62 towns from fibre-to-the-node to fixed wireless connections, arguing they could end up better off with higher possible speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co promises more FTTC

NBN Co is set to announce a second expansion of its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) rollout within weeks, marking its rapid propulsion as a replacement for fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) in the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co may lift Sky Muster's fair use limit

NBN Co is “quietly confident” that it will be able to lift the average peak hour usage limit on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: iTnews Australia

More FTTC in the works, NBN boss says

NBN’s chief executive Bill Morrow says that the company will be “making some announcements soon” about wider use of fibre to the curb (FTTC) technology for the National Broadband Network rollout.

Source: Computerworld

"NBN tax" set to be passed on to end users

The competition watchdog has granted permission for the proposed Regional Broadband Scheme charge to be passed on by telcos to end users.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Metadata breach the only time journalist source records have been accessed: AFP

The Australian Federal Police bungled the only time it handled a journalist's metadata, with the feds asserting that they have never made any journalist warrant applications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Number of homes in NBN limbo balloons

NBN Co has added more than 19,000 premises to its footprint over the past fortnight that are unable to connect to internet services, underlining its new strategy to skip homes that are too hard to connect until later in the rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Telstra put up 'significant barriers' for blackspot collocation: Vodafone

Telstra's mobile blackspot program collocation specifications involved prohibitive cost and technical barriers, according to Vodafone, which prevented carriers from being able to share infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Telstra announces smart city plans for Western Australia

Telstra will install a series of smart city solutions across Joondalup, including sensors enabling smart parking, smart waste bins, and environmental monitoring at a beachside park.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel launches FttN and FttB NBN services

According to Foxtel, its NBN footprint has now doubled thanks to expanding into premises served by NBN's FttN and FttB connectivity options.

Source: ZDNet Australia