Networking

NBN petitioners decry "backwater" FTTN model

28 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Supporters of the original vision of the NBN delivered MPs a petition with over 270,000 signatures advocating for FTTH technology, but online support did not translate to feet on the ground.


Union rebuffs Telstra over copper "disgrace"

26 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

A union official has labelled Telstra's copper network an "absolute disgrace" after the telco defended the network and blamed the weather for a rise in service disruptions.


NBN Co cleared to buy TransACT FTTP network

19 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NBN Co has received the ACCC's approval to buy the FTTP network operated by ISP TransACT and connect another 13,000 Canberra homes to the NBN.


iiNet drops NBN satellite offerings

19 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

ISP iiNet has ceased offering NBN Interim Satellite plans to new customers, saying that the sheer number of users meant the service was “almost unusable” in peak periods.


Simon Hackett, Patrick Flannigan and Justin Milne join NBN Co board

14 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Three directors have been appointed to NBN Co’s board: Internode founder Simon Hackett, one-time NBN head of construction Patrick Flannigan and Telstra alumni Justin Milne.


Another Telstra alum appointed as NBN Co exec

12 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co has appointed ex-Telstra executive Greg Adcock to the position of chief operating officer, making Adcock the third Telstra alum to be given a senior role at NBN Co in the last six weeks.


Roaming accountants turn to 4G Wi-Fi cradle

05 November, 2013

Pitcher Partners, an accountancy, auditing and advisory firm, has implemented a 4G Wi-Fi cradle to improve its audit teams' access to the internet while on the road.


Turnbull questions NBN Co annual report

05 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has questioned the legitimacy of NBN Co's 2013 annual report, which was produced by NBN Co under the previous government and released to the public just last week.


Telstra sues NBN Co over $11.2bn contract

31 October, 2013

Telstra is suing NBN Co in the NSW Supreme Court over a dispute regarding the $11.2 billion deal the two companies signed in 2011.


Brocade upgrading Dreamworld's Wi-Fi network

28 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ardent Leisure, the owner of Australia's largest theme park - Dreamworld, has contracted Brocade to upgrade and replace the park's wireless networking infrastructure.


NBN Co hires ex-Telstra director, ditches ex-Labor man Kaiser

24 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co has hired ex-Telstra director JB Rousselot to the new position of head of strategy and transformation, while making redundant Mike Kaiser, the company’s head of quality and an ex-Labor politician, in the process.


There is light at the end of the fibre

23 October, 2013 by Peter Lee*

With the federal election now past, the opportunity for the incoming Coalition government to deliver on its plans for growing the economy and make real traction requires decisive action within the first six months of government, argues IIA CEO Peter Lee.


COMMENTARY: Did Conroy really admit failure?

15 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Stephen Conroy last week made what some have labelled "rare admissions" of mistakes in Labor's approach to the NBN. But do his comments really constitute admissions of failure?


Still a chance for a mostly FTTP NBN

03 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Details from a leaked NBN Co Corporate Plan suggest that the network's rollout had been progressing on budget and the Coalition appears to be taking a more open-minded approach to FTTP.


Helen Coonan tipped for NBN Co board

01 October, 2013

Helen Coonan, Australia's Communications Minister from 2004 to 2007 in the Howard government, has been approached about taking a place on NBN Co's board of directors.


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