Australian fixed-line market shrank 2.3% in 2013

11 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Spark blames web outage on modem exploit

09 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals using Spark's broadband network to bounce DDoS traffic to Eastern European sites disrupted internet connections across New Zealand on Saturday.

Telstra forms Indonesian joint venture

01 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Bureau of Meteorology commissions 200 Gbps upgrade

20 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Labor's NBN policy a "shambolic mess": Fletcher

24 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 squeezes 10 Gbps out of copper lines

18 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Alcatel-Lucent

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 pushes FTTB launch to 2015

08 July, 2014 by Andrew Collins

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, Telstra agree to 200K premise FTTN rollout

01 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

NBN Co updates rollout map

05 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN Co has upgraded its interactive NBN rollout map to also display the areas where build preparation is taking place.

SubPartners to build trans-Australia subsea cable

27 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SubPartners has revealed plans to build the Perth-to-Sydney APX-Central subsea cable, in tandem with its APX-West Perth-to-Singapore route and its APX-East Sydney-to-Los Angeles link.

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.

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