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.
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 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.
Applications delivery networking vendor F5 Networks has opened an ANZ customer support centre in Auckland, its fifth such facility in Asia-Pacific.
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.
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.
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.
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.
M2, iinet, Optus and Telstra have signed up to participate in an NBN Co pilot of fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology in Melbourne.
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.
Huawei has named James Zhao as the new CEO of Huawei Australia.
The Communications Electrical Plumbing Union has accused the Coalition of wasting time and money with a planned trial of using overhead electricity infrastructure for the NBN rollout in Tasmania.
NBN Co has taken the first steps towards transitioning to a multitechnology model for the NBN, including preparing for trials of FTTB and FTTN technologies.
NBN Co's head of construction, Richard Thorpe, is leaving the organisation. Thorpe will be the third construction head to leave the company in three years.
Researchers from Alcatel-Lucent and BT claim to have achieved transfer speeds of up to 1.4 Tbps across existing core fibre. With a spectral efficiency of 5.7 bits per second per Hertz, the researchers believe this is the fastest speed ever achieved in commercial-grade hardware in a real-world environment.