nbn co has entered agreements with Telstra, Vocus and TPG covering the trial delivery of an enterprise-grade Ethernet service capable of delivering speeds of up to 1 Gbps symmetrical.
The Netscout Systems LinkRunner G2 Android-based smart network tester is designed for organisations challenged by the rapid growth of network-connected devices.
Just over 95% of UK premises are now able to order a broadband connection with speeds of over 24 Mbps, analysis from ThinkBroadband shows.
Complaints to the Industry Ombudsman rose to 8.7 per 10,000 services in operation, with Optus topping the list of the major providers.
The FCC's admission that mobile is not a substitute for fixed broadband should quell speculation that 5G can stand in for the nbn, said Paul Budde.
Vocus Communications is upgrading its domestic network to support demand for its planned ASC cable system, while Hawaiki Submarine Cable is well underway with its own cable project.
A five-year agreement has been signed between Nokia and Optus, aimed at managing and maintaining network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance.
ACCC comments lend weight to predictions that a writedown of nbn co is inevitable, says Paul Budde.
Telstra has become the first operator in Australia and one of the first in the world to have adopted both narrowband and LTE Cat M1 IoT technologies.
Australia's fixed broadband speeds were well below the global average in December, but price cuts to the nbn's 50 Mbps tier plans could help address the nation's poor ranking.
TPG has become the third nbn retail service provider to make an enforceable undertaking to compensate customers sold speed tier plans they could not receive.
Ericsson has won an extension of its contract to provide nbn fixed wireless and satellite managed services until 2020.
The ACCC has taken Optus to court, accusing the operator of misleading its old HFC customers about the need to quickly migrate to the nbn and concealing the fact that consumers have a choice of nbn providers.
Now that Telstra and Optus have both committed to the ACCC to compensate customers sold nbn plans their connections are incapable of achieving, Internet Australia is urging all ISPs to do the same.