Networking

Vodafone's Bill Morrow is the next NBN Co CEO

12 December, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Bill Morrow, the CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), will reportedly be announced as the new CEO of NBN Co today.


Australia not prepared for next-gen broadband

09 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Industry and government must invest in capability building if Australian businesses and individuals are to fully reap the benefits of next-gen broadband, a new report urges.


TPG Telecom to acquire AAPT for $450m

09 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After selling off AAPT's consumer division in 2010, Telecom NZ has found a buyer for the telco's remaining wholesale and corporate business.


Quigley hits back at criticism

05 December, 2013

Mike Quigley has defended the decisions made by NBN Co during his time at the organisation and highlighted "deliberate efforts to impede the progress of the NBN" in a speech at a TelSoc event this week.


Leaked NBN report projects FTTN delays

03 December, 2013 by Andrew Collins

An NBN based on the Coalition's FTTN-focused model is unlikely to be completed on time and would not support the same business-class features as Labor's FTTH-based model, according to a document prepared for the incoming Abbott government and leaked to the media.


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.


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