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Friday, 1 December 2017

Most Aussie NBN resellers are yet to make speed claim change - ACCC

The ACCC has said only two local telcos have made marketing messaging changes to better reflect the NBN speeds their customers are likely to get.

Source: ARN

ACCC examines Telstra FttC migration plan

Telstra has submitted a proposed variation to its plan for migrating customers off existing broadband services onto the NBN to make way for fibre-to-the-curb technology.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC chief fires broadside at telcos still advertising ‘unhelpful’ Internet speed plans

The consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has lambasted the telecommunications industry - with the exception of Telstra and Optus -  for continuing to advertise Internet plans using what it calls “unhelpful speed ranges”, and referencing off-peak speeds, or failing to provide consumers with any information about the speed of their services during busy hours.

Source: iTWire

ACCC to start broadband monitoring next month

The consumer watchdog will officially start monitoring Australia's broadband performance next month after appointing SamKnows to run the program.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN HFC pause will cost Telstra AU$600m in FY18 EBITDA

The decision by NBN to pause its HFC rollout while it repairs network issues will cost Telstra AU$600 million in EBITDA, AU$700 million in total income, AU$200 million in free cashflow, and AU$600 million in net one-off NBN receipts over FY18, the telco has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Telstra lures high data using SMBs with new broadband offer

Telstra has launched an unlimited broadband data offer in a move which it says is designed to help alleviate the problems of data intensive activities by small businesses.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

MyNetFone adds 4G to business suite

MNF's cloud-based business suite now includes a support team, office phone, broadband, and 4G business mobile, with the mobile offering utilising Telstra's network to cover 98.8 percent of the Australian population.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

HFC was fine when Telstra had it: Penn

The HFC network works well in delivering Telstra broadband and Foxtel pay TV services, Andy Penn has said, with the issues cropping up once NBN began making technology changes to it.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN crunches numbers on financial fallout from HFC hiatus

NBN says it is still assessing the impact of a decision to put sales of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) National Broadband Network services on hold.

Source: Computerworld

Labor claims NBN Co’s HFC delay could cost taxpayers millions

NBN Co’s move to pause its HFC network rollout to fix service issues could cost up to $790 million, according to the Australian Labor Party.

Source: ARN

HFC not as 'mature' as fibre: Fifield

Despite HFC being available from Telstra in Australia since last century, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has claimed the technology is less mature than fibre.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN HFC delays could cost up to $790m: Labor

Delays in getting HFC customers on to the NBN could cost between $420 million and $790 million, the Labor Party claims.

Source: iTWire

Turnbull's magic-mushroom NBN is slowly unravelling

For months now, we've been told that fast broadband would be arriving sooner because of the change in technology that the Coalition Government decided upon, with HFC cable and fibre-to-the-node being the saviours of the project. Now that dream is unravelling. 

Source: iTWire

Fifield stands by stalled NBN HFC network

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is standing by the stalled NBN HFC network rollout, claiming its problems can “absolutely be fixed” and the technology won’t need to be scrapped.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN delays show why fibre should have been used: Greens

The national broadband network being built by NBN Co should be geared towards the digital future, Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John says.

Source: iTWire

Halting NBN's HFC cable rollout is a step in the right direction

Rather than continue the blame game and leave more Aussies trapped in broadband limbo, NBN finally admits that it's failing and needs to do better.

Source: SMH

Regional broadband spectrum up for grabs at auction

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has opened bidding in an auction to sell spectrum in bands that remain unallocated in the 1800 MHz band, and the 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands.

Source: iTWire

Australia Singapore Cable reaches midway mark: Vocus

Building work on the Australia Singapore Cable has passed the halfway point, crossing a number of critical milestones, Vocus Communications says.

Source: iTWire

The NBN HFC Rollout Delay Could Cost $790 Million, According To NBN's Own Figures

Yesterday it was announced that NBN was putting an immediate halt to any new HFC connections while it makes "crucial upgrades" for existing customers. An analysis of the 2016 NBN Corporate Plan, approved by the NBN board and signed off by Shareholder Ministers, shows the cost of this action could cost taxpayers between $420 to $790 million.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 27 November 2017

Australian Greens: 'Hey NBN - Upgrade To FTTP Already'

The Greens have spoken out about the NBN's "effective immediately" halt of HFC connections while "crucial work" is completed for existing customers - saying this sends a "clear signal" just a straight up Fibre to the Premises upgrade needs to be the priority.

Source: Gizmodo