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.

G.Fast technology to reach 29m subs by 2021

17 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling high-speed networking technology, slated for use in the NBN, is on track to capture 3% of the global fixed broadband market by 2021.

IA to continue fight for fibre-based NBN

14 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

NBN abandons plans to use Optus's HFC network

29 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 to hire an additional 1000 technicians

28 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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, India world's largest internet markets

16 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Network outages costing Aussie businesses

15 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

How 'direct-to-cloud' is changing networking

07 September, 2016 by Scott Robertson, Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan, Zscaler | Supplied by: Zscaler

Direct-to-cloud enables remote users access from anywhere and from any device, while guarding against threats and enforcing user policies.

IA calls for rethink of Australia's telecom strategy

06 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Broadband monitoring could boost NBN take-up: IA

31 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Copper dooming us to second rate, says IA

29 August, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

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.

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