Networking

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.


Dismal broadband rank shows need for better NBN: IA

16 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's 50th-place ranking in Akamai's latest State of the Internet report shows the need for the NBN rollout to be completed ASAP — according to nbn, or for a better NBN — according to Internet Australia.


Internet Australia slams planned broadband levy

14 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government's proposal to impose a $7 per month levy on high-speed broadband services to fund the delivery of NBN services in rural areas amounts to "robbing Peter to pay Paul", according to Internet Australia CEO Laurie Patton.


The era of the software-defined WAN

06 December, 2016 by Andrew Collins

Do you want lower costs, faster provisioning and better availability for your networks? It's time you looked at software-defined WAN.


We need a better NBN discussion

05 December, 2016 by Laurie Patton, CEO, Internet Australia

Australia needs a more productive discussion to give us the type of NBN we deserve, says Internet Australia's Laurie Patton.


Xero finalising migration to AWS

30 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Accounting software provider Xero is using its nearly completed migration to AWS to implement new capabilities such as machine learning and the ability to scale up capacity on days of peak demand.


Govt to lend nbn $19.5bn to complete rollout

21 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With the initial $29.5bn funding pool for the NBN project running dry, the government has had to provide nbn with a $19.5bn loan to complete the nationwide deployment.


Telco complaints fall 9.6% in FY16

18 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman fell 9.6% in FY16, even as NBN-related complaints nearly doubled as the rollout picked up steam.


MyRepublic to take on telcos with NBN services

04 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Singapore-based ISP with a focus on providing flat-rate high-speed services has revealed plans to launch services over Australia's NBN later this month.


Vocus completes $807m purchase of Nextgen

27 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After getting the nod from the ACCC last month, Vocus Communications has now completed the acquisition of Nextgen Networks, owner of one of Australia's largest fibre backhaul networks.


nbn hits 8 Gbps peak in XG.FAST trial

18 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Lab trials of the in-development XG.FAST copper acceleration technology conducted by nbn achieved peak aggregate speeds of 8 Gbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair cable.


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