The NBN rollout has reached the quarter way mark in terms of network connections, with retail service providers now having signed up more than 2 million customers.
The ACCC has prevailed in a court challenge against its decision to require Telstra to cut wholesale fixed line prices, and has issued a preliminary decision to reject nbn's proposed alterations to its SAU obligations.
The Communications Alliance has registered two new industry codes with regulator ACMA, including one ensuring that customers have their choice of retail service providers for NBN services.
New Zealand's 4G coverage has now reached 90%, and average fixed line speeds are continuing to improve.
Akamai's latest State of the Internet report indicates that Australia had the fastest average mobile speeds across APAC in Q4, but its position on the global fixed line leaderboard fell even further to just 51st.
According to nbn CEO Bill Morrow, the company only plans to upgrade the slowest fixed-line connections once enough people have demonstrated they're willing to pay for faster speeds.
Two months after removing the technology choice section of nbn's address checker portal, the company has now restored this information.
The ACCC will issue new guidelines and work with NBN retail service providers in an attempt to address mass confusion among customers about the speeds their plans are meant to deliver.
While nbn has introduced a new model for calculating the wholesale costs, the body representing many NBN retail customers is concerned it may hamper competition.
NBN extends special services sunset date for some companies
The Australian contact centre market is now worth over $500m, and the services component on the market is expected to grow by 40% through to 2020, IDC projects.
MyRepublic, the new entrant into Australia's NBN reseller market, has derided NBN CEO Bill Morrow's claim that there is no significant demand for superfast broadband speeds in Australia.
The NBN now reaches around a third of premises across Australia and total active connections reached 1.6m as of the end of 2016, nbn's latest half-year report shows.
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.
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.