Australia ranked a mere 46th in the world in terms of average broadband speeds during the second quarter, and also fared poorly in terms of 4 Mbps or higher broadband adoption, Akamai said.
Strict new regulations designed to prevent TPG from cherrypicking lucrative potential customers away from the nbn have not deterred the company, according to its executive chair David Teoh.
nbn has launched its first FTTN services, and aims to expand the FTTN component of the network to pass 3.7m premises by mid-2018.
nbn CEO Bill Morrow says the network is poised to supercharge the economy, and that despite all the political disagreement over the nbn there is broad support from all sides for its core principles.
Australia's National Broadband Network covered 1.2 million premises as of the end of June and had 486,000 active connections. Now nbn aims to increase this nearly tenfold by 2018.
Labor is considering changing the name for the National Broadband Network to differentiate the current rollout from the project originally envisioned by the Rudd government.
Nearly 30,000 premises across Australia face losing their copper phone and internet connections by 24 August if they have not yet made the leap to the nbn.
NEXTDC has established a new subsidiary, AXON Systems, that will provide elastic connectivity services for Australian enterprise and government customers.
Nokia Networks recently worked with UAE telecom service provider du to pilot the use of drones to help speed up network planning and optimisation testing.
iiNet has finalised a deal to provide infrastructure-as-a-service and backup-as-a-service solutions for an initial three South Australian government agencies.
Siemon EagleEye Connect is an automated infrastructure management software solution that automatically monitors and documents physical layer connections and device status for network visualisation, improved network security and management of IT assets.
The Allied Telesis x930 Series of high-performance distribution switches comes in five models, offering a variety of port configurations with support for 10 Gigabit uplinks and Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack).
Optus Wholesale and Satellite has entered a collaboration with Level 3 to help move online video and other content closer to Australians via content delivery networks (CDNs).
NetComm Wireless's 3G M2M Router Plus (NTC-6200 Series) integrates OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) to support large-scale M2M deployments with comprehensive remote device management functionality.