G.fast high-speed networking technology, slated for use in the NBN, is on track to capture 3% of the global fixed broadband market by 2021.
At IA's annual general meeting, the internet industry body pledged to continue advocating for a return to a fibre NBN, and re-elected its chair as well as several directors.
After spending $800m on Optus's hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network assets, nbn has decided to abandon the technology in favour of fibre to the distribution point.
Telstra will hire or subcontract an additional 1000 technicians to help improve the customer experience by expediting fault repairs and reducing set-up times.
China and India are now the world's largest internet markets, accounting for over 1bn users between them, but the sheer size of their populations means they are also among the six countries accounting for the majority of unconnected people.
Poor network performance is holding back digital transformation efforts for the majority of Australian businesses and leading to 71 hours in lost productivity per employee per year.
Internet Australia has called on the ACCC to use its telecom sector market study to rethink the direction of the NBN and other efforts to meet Australia's future communications needs.
Internet Australia has endorsed the ACCC's proposed Broadband Performance and Monitoring Scheme, noting that such a scheme could help improve the NBN's current low take-up rates.
While acknowledging that progress has been made, Internet Australia said nbn's reliance on copper is dooming Australia to being left behind in the global digital economy.
Nearly 3 million households across Australia are now able to order an NBN service, and the company more than doubled its network reach, active subscriber base and revenue during FY16.
A new survey suggests that 79% of Australian IT departments will keep a closer eye on network performance during the Games, while 73% plan to limit access to Olympic content.
ACCC moves to increase competition for 'superfast broadband', Oracle snaps up cloud software firm NetSuite, and Citrix's GoTo joins forces with LogMeIn.
Australian interconnection company Megaport has launched services in Europe after arranging to acquire internet exchange providers in Germany and Bulgaria for a combined $3.1 million.