NBN Co plans to use FTTN by default for the NBN rollout in all areas inside the fixed-line footprint besides those already covered by HFC or FTTP.
In 2014, network managers and engineers at all levels have access to levels of technology that would have been undreamed of only a few short years ago. But despite all the advances, there are potential bottlenecks looming.
NBN Co has listed the first 140 suburbs due to be connected to the network via FTTN technology using Telstra's copper lines, as part of the government's multi-technology trial.
NEC Australia has won the contract to manage, maintain and support the central and local data networks of all South Australian state government agencies.
Declining voice revenues and tougher competition in business data services caused the Australian fixed telecom market to decline 2.3% last year, and IDC expects the market to continue to contract.
Cybercriminals using Spark's broadband network to bounce DDoS traffic to Eastern European sites disrupted internet connections across New Zealand on Saturday.
Telstra has arranged to form a network applications and services joint venture with Indonesia's PT Telkom as part of the company's Asian expansion strategy.
Nextgen Group has won a five-year deal to upgrade the Bureau of Meteorology's high-speed data network to a blazingly fast 200 Gbps.
MP Paul Fletcher has argued that keeping Australia competitive in the digital age will require disciplined public policy, and that Labor's version of the NBN project was the opposite of this.
Alcatel-Lucent's prototype XG-FAST technology achieved both 10 Gbps downlink speeds and 1 Gbps symmetrical speeds during a recent trial using copper telephone lines.
NBN Co has officially pushed the launch date for its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product from October this year to early 2015, but the company is "uncommitted" to the new date.
NBN Co and Telstra have agreed to the terms of a 1000-node pilot rollout of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology, as part of the NBN's new multitechnology rollout model.