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New Zealand reaches 90% 4G coverage

20 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's 4G coverage has now reached 90%, and average fixed line speeds are continuing to improve.


Australia tops APAC in mobile speeds

09 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Akamai's latest State of the Internet report indicates that Australia had the fastest average mobile speeds across APAC in Q4, but its position on the global fixed line leaderboard fell even further to just 51st.


Australians will need to cough up for faster NBN

01 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

According to nbn CEO Bill Morrow, the company only plans to upgrade the slowest fixed-line connections once enough people have demonstrated they're willing to pay for faster speeds.


nbn upgrades address checker with more detail

27 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two months after removing the technology choice section of nbn's address checker portal, the company has now restored this information.


ACCC to address NBN speed confusion

22 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC will issue new guidelines and work with NBN retail service providers in an attempt to address mass confusion among customers about the speeds their plans are meant to deliver.


IA concerned over NBN's new pricing model

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While nbn has introduced a new model for calculating the wholesale costs, the body representing many NBN retail customers is concerned it may hamper competition.


NBN extends sunset date by three years

14 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN extends special services sunset date for some companies


Contact centre market passes $500m

14 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian contact centre market is now worth over $500m, and the services component on the market is expected to grow by 40% through to 2020, IDC projects.


MyRepublic slams Morrow's NBN claims

13 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

MyRepublic, the new entrant into Australia's NBN reseller market, has derided NBN CEO Bill Morrow's claim that there is no significant demand for superfast broadband speeds in Australia.


NBN now passes 4m Australian premises

10 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NBN now reaches around a third of premises across Australia and total active connections reached 1.6m as of the end of 2016, nbn's latest half-year report shows.


NBN could boost Australia's GDP 2% by 2020

03 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report finds that the completion of the NBN in 2020 has the potential to deliver significant economic and social benefits, but critics warn that the current technology mix may not be sufficient to deliver these gains.


NBN to be 50% complete by mid-year

18 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NBN rollout is expected to reach 50% completion by around June this year, and the focus of construction activities is expected to shift more towards metropolitan areas over the next 12 months.


Vodafone Hutchison Australia to virtualise network

17 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

VHA has contracted Ericsson and Cisco to transform and virtualise the Vodafone Australia core and IP networks to bring their operation into the cloud.


Better broadband a must to improve rural health

12 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AMA is calling on the government to ensure all Australians have affordable access to quality broadband, saying it is essential to improving health outcomes in rural areas.


Optus Wholesale introduces HFC NBN access

10 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus Wholesale has expanded its suite of wholesale NBN connectivity services to cover HFC access, as well as access via aggregated virtual circuits in data centres in key capitals.


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