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Friday, 25 November 2016

IBM paid 'very substantial' compensation for Census failure

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed IBM made a “very substantial financial settlement” with the Commonwealth as compensation for the failure of the 2016 online Census.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra: ADSL competition better than regulation

Telstra has argued that the ACCC should not regulate 289 of its wholesale ADSL exchanges, as competition is enough to ensure the market remains fair.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Australia given 15 December deadline for Norfolk link

Australia has a deadline of 15 December to decide whether it will supply a cable link to Norfolk Island, with the official ground-breaking ceremony for the Hawaiki underea telecommunications cable taking place on Wednesday.

Source: iTWire

UK government invests £1b in fibre and 5G

The UK government hopes its £1 billion investment in 5G and fibre broadband will 'catalyse' industry to invest more in the new network technologies.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Hawaiki cable construction starts

Construction of the 14,000 kilometre Hawaiki submarine cable that will link New Zealand to Australia, Hawaii and mainland United States has started with a ground breaking ceremony at Bream Trail Farm, Mangawhai Heads, Northland attended by NZ prime minister John Key and communications minister Amy Adams.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

NBN Co moved an FTTN cabinet after users asked to connect

Horsham resident Andrew Pillekers thought he’d “won nodelotto” when he found a crew spraying markings on the nature strip out the front of his house to indicate the placement of a node for NBN Co's FTTN network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN's Fibre To The Curb Is A Step Closer To Being Built

The NBN's Goldilocks technology of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) -- sitting just right in between the convenience of fibre to the node (FttN) and the speed of fibre to the premises (FttP) -- is a step closer to becoming a reality in Australia. NBN calls the tech 'fibre to the curb' (FttC) for some unknown reason, rather than FttDP or fibre to the driveway, but it's earmarked Australia's own Netcomm Wireless as the supplier of tech for the future network build-out.

Source: Gizmodo

More than half the world's people still off the Internet

Less than half of the world's population still isn't using the Internet, although the numbers are improving, according to a United Nations report.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

NBN signs NetComm Wireless for FttDP equipment

NBN and NetComm Wireless have announced signing a master agreement for the latter to supply DPUs for NBN's fibre-to-the-distribution-point network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

‘Fibre to the curb’ rollout one step closer, NBN says

NBN has signed an agreement with NetComm Wireless for the supply of distribution point units (DPUs) that will be used in the roll out of ‘fibre to the curb’ (FTTC — also called fibre to the distribution point or FTTdp).

Source: Computerworld

Switkowski to front NBN committee over op-ed

NBN Co chair Ziggy Switkowski will appear before a parliamentary committee this week to answer questions about his decision to write a comment piece about police raids over leaked documents during the election period.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 21 November 2016

Telstra flags 3G network shutdown as early as 2020

3G network could be shut down as early as 2020 as part of an long-term effort to manage burgeoning mobile data demands.

Source: ARN

Excess data charges cost Aussies $146 million – and that’s just for one year

Aussies often use their smartphones to send and receive data but it has collectively cost them $146 million in excess data charges this year, according to a survey by comparison website Finder.

Source: iTWire

Amaysim announces NBN strategy and timing

Amaysim will launch its broadband product at the beginning of next year, with the telco planning to extend its dual-brand mobile strategy into the fixed-line market.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 18 November 2016

Telstra claims regulated roaming would negate $1bn regional spend

Telstra's plan to invest almost $1 billion into mobile coverage in remote and rural areas over the next five years would be "uneconomical" if the government decides to regulate domestic mobile roaming, the telco claims.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Just Got A $20 Billion Government Loan To Finish Its Rollout

The remaining money that Australia's national broadband network company needs to finish the rollout of the country's multi-technology mix fibre- and copper-based -- $19.5 billion, to be exact -- will come from a government loan, rather than private investors NBN had hoped.

Source: Gizmodo

Government to loan NBN money to complete rollout

The government will loan NBN the money it needs to complete the National Broadband Network rollout, finance minister Senator Mathias Cormann and communications minister Mitch Fifield have announced.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Video streaming drives new Telstra investment in ADSL backhaul

The NBN could be arriving any time in the next four years for customers, but Telstra is set to upgrade its ADSL backhaul.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telcos should form organically, except for NBN: Fifield

The telecommunications industry should be privately and 'organically' formed, Mitch Fifield said, with the exception of the centrally planned NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Authorities probing selling of Australian telco customer data by Indian firm

The Australian Federal Police is helping Indian authorities investigate claims that personal information of Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone customers are being sold.

Source: ZDNet Australia