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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Fifield claims Labor has adopted Coalition's NBN policy

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield claims the NBN policy announced by the Australian Labor Party on Tuesday is an admission that "the NBN technology debate of the last six years was just about politics".

Source: iTWire

Southern Cross inks deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks for Next project

​Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has signed a contract to supply the Southern Cross Next submarine cable, based on an open cable architecture, leading to the manufacturing and construction phase of the project.

Source: ARN

NBN Co may fix in-home cabling free for 750,000 homes

NBN Co will foot the bill to upgrade in-home wiring at 750,000 premises in the fibre-to-the-node footprint under a plan floated by the federal opposition today.

Source: iTnews Australia

Another NBN review floated as Labor plan to 'make best of what we have'

A Shorten Labor government would direct NBN to fix in-home cabling for copper connections for free.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor’s Rowland pledges digital inclusion drive, action on FTTN performance

Shadow communications minister Michell Rowland has committed a Labor government to waging war on Australia’s digital divide, addressing factors that can degrade fibre to the node performance, and examining the feasibility of co-investment to boost the proportion of fibre in the NBN network.

Source: Computerworld

Labor pledges economic review of NBN if voted in

The Australian Labor Party has said it would review the economics of the NBN, including the implications of the multi-technology mix, on the cash-flow of the NBN Co, the company which is rolling out the network, if it were voted back into office in the forthcoming Federal Election.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 8 April 2019

Optus offers to install and repair NBN services itself

NBN Co should train and certify retail service providers to perform installations and repairs to cut down a backlog of work causing delays of up to three months, says Optus CEO Allen Lew.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co's enterprise play catches ACCC's gaze

NBN Co’s shift into the enterprise space is being watched “closely” by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which remains unconvinced the move is not simply “mission creep”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co 'should' set entry-level broadband prices at ADSL levels

NBN Co “should” be anchoring the price of entry-level broadband services to existing ADSL fees instead of trying to drive up retail costs for consumers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said.

Source: iTnews Australia

Competition regulator wants entry-level NBN plans at ADSL prices

The chair of the ACCC has expressed alarm about the affordability of the NBN for lower income households, citing the erosion of RSPs willing to offer base-level broadband products.

Source: ARN

How Netflix and bingeing has changed TV production

New technology and a binge-focus makes on-demand streaming a different beast for the writers and producers behind the scenes, as well as for viewers.

Source: SMH

Optus wants new mobile tower rules to steam roll obstinate councils and owners

Current rules are unfit for the deployment of small cells expected with standalone 5G.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus switches on mobile tower in Wharparilla

Singtel Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in Wharparilla as part of the Victorian Government's Mobile Black Spot Project.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 5 April 2019

Telstra puts $13M into Central Coast mobile network

​Telstra has revealed a $13 million investment to improve mobile network coverage for commuters travelling from Hornsby to Wyong.

Source: ARN

Optus roasts 5G small cell property placement rules

Telecommunications carrier Optus has hit out at a lack of coordination between federal, state and local regulations that govern how mobile phone cells and towers are deployed, branding current arrangements as unfit for the 5G era.

Source: iTnews Australia

VHA-TPG Merger Would Provide Competition Boost: Analyst

The proposed merger between telecommunications company TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) will add mobile capabilities and greater scale to allow TPG to compete with Telstra and Optus more effectively, according to one analyst firm.

Source: iTWire

Amazon plans to launch over 3,000 satellites to offer broadband internet

​Amazon.com has confirmed its plan to build a network of over 3,000 satellites through "Project Kuiper" to provide high speed internet

Source: ARN

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Full fibre the least faulty NBN technology

Fibre-to-the-node and HFC lead the way in complaints for year to July 2018.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co opens hundreds of new complex remediation cases

NBN Co has seen a massive jump in the number of users in need of complex “custom remediation” of their services, up from 52 in April last year to 723 today.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co reveals 183,000 FTTN users don't get over 25Mbps

NBN Co has revealed that 183,000 fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services aren’t hitting minimum  peak speeds of 25Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia