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Thursday, 4 May 2017

NBN connection delays drop as fault complaints rise: TIO

There were 130 fewer complaints about delays in being connected to the NBN during the first half of FY17, according to the ombudsman, despite the number of connected premises growing.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co replaces more FTTN with FTTC

NBN Co is continuing to grow its fibre-to-the-curb rollout at the expense of much-maligned fibre-to-the-node connections, with 122 towns and suburbs added in the past two months.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Over 1 million premises sit on 25Mbps NBN connections

The 600,000 users opting for 12/1Mbps plans ensured that over 80 percent of NBN customers are now on the two slowest-speed plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus says it can keep ASC cable project afloat

Vocus has doused suggestions it might have to “stall” its Australia-Singapore Cable project to shore up its financial position in the wake of a damaging profit downgrade.

Source: iTnews Australia

Why Vocus' share price has crashed

Vocus' share price has taken its second big tumble in six months following a late night 20 percent profit downgrade as it struggles to integrate acquired businesses.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus snares Telstra exec to lead wholesale division

Optus has poached former Telstra retail executive Stuart Bird to front its wholesale and satellite division.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra’s grip on NBN market unshaken

The latest data on National Broadband Network connections released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that Telstra continues to dominate the market, with the telco delivering over 51 per cent of NBN connections (excluding satellite).

Source: Computerworld

The ACCC's Quarterly NBN Report Shows A Move Away From Telstra

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission just released its fifth quarterly National Broadband Network Wholesale Market Indicators Report, which details the number of NBN services in operation "by access technology" - like FTTP, FTTB, FTTN, HFC, fixed wireless, and satellite.

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra’s new CTO rules the innovation roost

Telstra’s new chief technology officer, Hakan Eriksson, has wasted no time in his new role. After just a couple of months on the job, he has brought together the company’s start-up incubator muru-D and the GSMA IoT Innovation Lab within the newly launched Telstra Labs.

Source: Computerworld

nbn cracks 2M broadband wholesale access services

nbn is now supplying more than two million wholesale access services to Australia's National Broadband Network.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Labor calls for independent review into NBN satellite service

The federal opposition wants an independent review to examine installation issues, data caps, outages, and a lack of transparency involved in NBN's satellite service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co reshuffle sees CTO replaced

NBN Co has undergone an executive reshuffle that has seen CTO Dennis Steiger replaced along with several other new appointments.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN rolls out 147 fixes for Sky Muster service

NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service is back on track after experiencing a wave of performance problems beginning in September, NBN’s chief customer officer, John Simon, told a conference in Sydney today.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone takes next steps in fixed broadband push

Vodafone Australia is continuing its plans to launch fixed broadband services via the NBN by asking for expressions of interest from consumers.

Source: ARN

Vocus will miss its revenue target by $100 million

Vocus has warned its projected full year 2017 revenue will come in $100 million lower than forecast due in part to a dip in wholesale and enterprise sales and the late realisation of contract fees.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 1 May 2017

Telstra enables voice services across small cells

Telstra's small cells, being built across regional Australia under its federal government blackspot program obligations but using its own funding, are now voice enabled.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co pushes PoI redundancy back to 2018

NBN Co has delayed the creation of a point-of-interconnect redundancy product that would enable ISPs to continue servicing customers in the event of a PoI failure.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 28 April 2017

NBN should increase FttP and FttDP connections: SA government

The South Australian government has said FttP and FttDP should be extended to more premises to avoid a long-term copper remediation cost, while satellite services should be a 'last resort'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus flags further redundancies

​Optus has flagged plans for further redundancies after moving to cut more than 300 jobs across a range of business areas.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Turnbull calls NBN a 'good debt' for taxpayers

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended the NBN as a “good debt” for the government and taxpayers because it is "secured to a financial asset” that is "going to ... generate billions" in revenue.

Source: iTnews Australia