NBN - confusion over copper disconnection

26 May, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

Telstra has begun disconnecting some NBN-connected communities from the copper network, under provisions that allow for disconnection 18 months after the NBN has been in place.

NBN Co enhances network for medium businesses

20 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN Co has announced enhancements to the NBN aimed at allowing mid-sized businesses to take advantage of high-bandwidth applications such as VPNs and HD videoconferencing.

Telstra Global widens European reach

14 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra Global has signed an interconnection agreement with GTS that will give it access to points of presence in five Central and Eastern European countries.

Rural demand for NBN far greater than planned  

07 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A review of the fixed wireless and satellite portion of the NBN project has found that demand is up to three times greater than first planned, and recommended that NBN Co nearly double the number of base stations it is building.

Taxpayers, ISPs could subsidise rural NBN: NBN Co CEO

22 April, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Taxpayers or companies building their own fibre infrastructure in the city could subsidise the cost of building the NBN in rural Australia, new NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has suggested.

FTTN tops 100 Mbps in NBN Co speed test

17 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN Co engineers wrung raw downlink speeds of 105 Mbps out of existing copper wiring during a pilot trial of FTTN delivery of the NBN, but this is not necessarily indicative of real-world speeds.

One-third of premises passed by NBN can't get service

16 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

36% of brownfield sites passed by NBN fibre can't yet connect to the service due to incomplete lead-in infrastructure, and NBN Co said it is tweaking its construction model to resolve this issue.

New NBN Co CEO dumps three executives

15 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow is letting go of three executives as part of a restructuring. One analyst believes that Morrow's future reforms will be aimed at reducing the friction that is slowing the rollout process.

F5 opens ANZ support centre in Auckland

07 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Applications delivery networking vendor F5 Networks has opened an ANZ customer support centre in Auckland, its fifth such facility in Asia-Pacific.

Internet Industry Association to shut down

27 March, 2014 by Andrew Collins

The Communications Alliance will absorb the core responsibilities of the Internet Industry Association (IIA), after the IIA's board made the decision to shut down the organisation.

Nextgen, Vic Govt sign fibre sharing deal

25 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian Government has teamed up with Nextgen for a project aimed at improving infrastructure diversity in south-west Victoria to avoid a repeat of the Warrnambool outage of 2012.

NBN Co sets up medical device register

25 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As the date looms for the first copper phone lines to be supplanted by the NBN, NBN Co has set up a register to help users of medical alarms ensure these services remain operational.

TPG fibre plan a threat to NBN: Switkowski

18 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN Co chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski has warned that if TPG and other telcos are able to roll out competing fibre infrastructure to the NBN, it will have a “severe impact” on the economics of the project.

Four telcos sign up for NBN FTTB trial

13 March, 2014

M2, iinet, Optus and Telstra have signed up to participate in an NBN Co pilot of fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology in Melbourne.

Government to audit Labor's NBN decisions

10 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull has commissioned an audit into the processes that led to Labor's development of its NBN policy. The review is being described by some as a 'witch hunt' aimed at embarrassing Labor.

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