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NBN asbestos debacle: heads roll, school affected, govt forms register

04 June, 2013

The NBN asbestos debacle has deepened this week, with more dangerous sites continuing to be identified, talk of legal liability, the formation of an asbestos register and the head of one Telstra subcontractor leaving his company following the asbestos revelations.


Telcos rebuke NBN Co for SAU delays; NBN Co buys TransACT fibre network

28 May, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Australian telcos accuse NBN Co of delaying finalisation of the special access undertaking, while NBN Co drops $9 million on TransACT’s FTTP network.


Govt warns ACCC against interfering in NBN; Insider details Google’s “immoral” tax avoidance schemes

21 May, 2013

The Department of Broadband has warned the ACCC against interfering in NBN pricing and negotiations, while an ex-Google executive has blown the whistle on the company’s “immoral” tax avoidance.


NBN wrap: ISPs reject NBN Co’s fibre fast-track plan; Quigley defends NBN Co’s costings

23 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co’s plan to fast-track 262,400 extra customers onto fibre meets ISP resistance and Mike Quigley refutes the Coalition’s costings of Labor’s NBN.


Growing a distributed network with root and branch infrastructure management

23 April, 2013 by Robert Waldie, Opengear

A look at the evolution of out-of-band infrastructure management tools and technologies shows their growing impact beyond the data centre in managing today’s highly distributed networks.


NBN wrap: Coalition policy analysis roundup

16 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The Coalition last week revealed its plan for Australia’s National Broadband Network. The plan has drawn both praise and derision from across the industry.


NBN news: ACCC rejects special access undertaking; Confidential documents list NBN contractor blunders

09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, the ACCC rejected NBN Co’s special access undertaking (SAU), while a confidential NBN Co document has revealed the organisation’s doubts about its own contractors.


NBN Co takes over NT rollout from Syntheo; NBN faces three-month delay

26 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, NBN partner Syntheo handed over construction duties in NT over to NBN Co, and NBN Co revealed a three-month delay in construction of the network.


NBN news: Report reveals life after Labor; Will $1bn Visionstream contract survive election?

19 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

A new report has detailed three possible versions of the NBN should the Coalition take power in September’s federal election. Meanwhile, NBN Co has awarded Visionstream a construction contract worth up to $1 billion for the east coast of Australia. But some have questioned whether the contract will survive the election.


Is software defined networking the real deal?

14 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Almost every function within your data centre has been or can be virtualised. Servers, the PBX, storage, desktop clients - you name it, it’s running on generic hardware. But what about the network?


NBN news round-up: Telstra refuses to budge on $11bn contract sum; NBN Co fudging rollout numbers?

12 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

A new analysis of NBN Co’s numbers claims that the organisation has been fudging rollout numbers to cover up delays. Meanwhile, Telstra has revealed it will not renegotiate the sum of the $11 billion contract it signed with the Australian Government if the Coalition gains power in September.


Vodafone creates 750 jobs, faces class action lawsuit; Oakeshott blasts corruption of NBN oversight

04 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In this last week, Vodafone Australia announced it would relocate 750 jobs from its Mumbai call centre to Australia, while law firm Piper Alderman revealed it would soon launch a class action against the telco. Plus: independent MP Rob Oakeshott claimed that oversight of the NBN is being tainted by major party politics.


Quigley questions FTTP for NBN; Job cuts at Australia’s biggest telcos

25 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the news this week, NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley calls for a study in broadband technologies, despite being four years into the NBN’s rollout, and three Aussie telcos flag job cuts.


Massive Telecom NZ email hack; Adobe CEO dodges pricing debate; NBN Co passes the buck

18 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In news this week, Telecom NZ’s Yahoo! Xtra email service hacked, Adobe global CEO Shantanu Narayen avoids questions about the company’s high Australian prices, and NBN Co blames contractor Syntheo for NBN install delays.


Over The Wire expands across Australia with new network

11 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Australian network solution provider Over The Wire (OTW) has deployed a series of routers and switches to form a new network, which has allowed the company to expand its reach into more Australian capital cities.


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