Networking

nbn co rolls out first G.fast DPUs

30 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co is futureproofing the fibre-to-the-curb component of its network by deploying distribution point units capable of supporting G.fast technology.


6000 new UFB customers last quarter

30 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband network now passes roughly 1.4m premises and has just under 669,000 subscribers.


NZ's Spark blocked from using Huawei gear for 5G

29 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau has rejected a 5G rollout proposal from operator Spark due to a plan to use Huawei equipment.


NZ's ComCom consulting on UFB migration rules

26 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has proposed new rules governing Chorus's transition of copper customers in the UFB network rollout footprint to fibre.


ACCC proposes changes to nbn speed claim guidance

23 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC may extend its Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guidance to fixed wireless services under proposed changes to the framework.


nbn co lifts revenue by 53% in FY19

20 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co increased its first-quarter revenue to $620 million as the number of wholesale connections neared 4.4 million.


nbn co to launch Sky Muster Plus service

12 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co will introduce a new satellite service next year that will no longer count the use of essential internet services against a customer's data allowance.


Energy providers enter nbn game

07 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Retail energy providers Origin Energy and Sumo Power have arranged to resell Optus nbn and wireless broadband services as part of power and telecoms bundles.


nbn broadband speeds improving for most

05 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Average nbn speeds are improving, but 7% of households are receiving speeds of less than 50% of their maximum plan speeds, the ACCC said.


NZ's UFB protected from broadband price hike

25 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chorus, the company operating New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband wholesale fibre network, has agreed to cut the price cap for its 100/20 Mbps wholesale service.


Time to re-evaluate the nbn: Paul Budde

22 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Original nbn policy advisor Paul Budde said talk of an nbn writedown and sale to Telstra represents a chance to re-evaluate the nbn's impact on the common good.


Users of higher-tier nbn services have tripled in a year

04 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co's Focus on 50 promotion, which has helped adoption of higher-tier nbn plans to nearly triple to 2.1m, will wrap up at the end of October.


Take-up of NZ's UFB network hits 44%

21 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The New Zealand Government is well ahead of projections with the take-up of its Ultra-fast Broadband FTTP network, which offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps.


Sunshine Coast invests $35m in cable project

10 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Sunshine Coast regional council will be home to a new branch landing site for the planned 36 Tbps Japan-Guam-Australia cable.


Aussie Broadband revises "congestion-free" nbn ads

10 September, 2018

Aussie Broadband has removed "congestion-free" claims from its advertising for nbn broadband services.


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