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