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.

RMIT seeks focus groups for telecom outage study

30 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An RMIT research team is looking for volunteers for focus groups that will discuss the impact of last year's critical telecom outage in SW Victoria, caused by the Warrnambool exchange fire.

Telecom NZ calls for lower wholesale prices

23 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telecom NZ has used a submission to a government review of wholesale copper access pricing to argue for a regulated price at the bottom of the proposed NZ$37.50-NZ$42.50 range.

"Nervous" ISPs want more fixed-line regulation

19 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra's fixed-line rivals want the ACCC to directly regulate access to Telstra's facilities, but Telstra has dismissed the calls as "unwarranted" and "unnecessary".

Communications Alliance to host NBN summit

17 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telecoms experts will gather in November for 'The NBN: Rebooted', a workshop to discuss the Coalition's planned changes to the NBN and how to maximise the project's success.

What the digital economy really needs ...

11 September, 2013 by Suzanne Campbell, CEO, AIIA

Last month Senator Stephen Conroy launched the government’s update to its National Digital Economy Strategy - Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy. The strategy is critical, not just to the ICT sector but to every other sector that stands to benefit from the transformational nature of 21st-century digital technology.

NBN Co denies defect claims

10 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co has denied claims that up to 21,000 of the 163,500 premises passed in the NBN rollout - 12.8% of them - have defects in network construction.

What's next for the network?

21 August, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

We've come a long way in just 40 years since the first ethernet network was created. That same year, the first mobile calls were made, ushering in the era of mobile data. But what's happening today and what's next?

Juniper investigated in foreign bribery probe

15 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US SEC and DoJ are investigating networking vendor Juniper Networks for possible violations of a law prohibiting corrupt payments to foreign officials.

Connect 2014 to be held in Melbourne in March

14 August, 2013

A Victorian government supported ICT expo and conference program, Connect 2014, will focus on new Australian digital economy innovations made possible by hyperconnectivity.

NBN switched on in four Brisbane suburbs

12 August, 2013

NBN services have been activated across 6700 premises in Goodna and three surrounding Brisbane suburbs.

Asbestos delays force sacking of 200 NBN workers

01 August, 2013

About 200 workers helping roll out the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be fired this week due to delays caused by the presence of asbestos in telecommunications pits.

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