TPG fibre plan a threat to NBN: Switkowski

18 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Four telcos sign up for NBN FTTB trial

13 March, 2014

M2, iinet, Optus and Telstra have signed up to participate in an NBN Co pilot of fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology in Melbourne.

Government to audit Labor's NBN decisions

10 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 Australia gets new CEO

03 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Huawei has named James Zhao as the new CEO of Huawei Australia.

CEPU slams plans for overhead NBN trial

27 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 to adopt multitechnology mix by 2015

24 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 loses third head of construction in three years

13 February, 2014

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 hit 1.4 Tbps in real-world test

23 January, 2014

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.

Monash University secures first new TLD

21 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ICANN has approved Monash University to operate the new .monash top-level domain, with the first two .monash sites due to come online in the near future.

Brocade appoints Schliesser as distinguished engineer

15 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Brocade's new distinguished engineer, Benson Schliesser, will help shape the company's future software defined networking and network functions virtualisation strategies.

Southern Cross Cable upgrade to add 1 Tbps of capacity

15 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Southern Cross Cable Network has commissioned an upgrade that will add 500 Gbps of capacity to each of the two SXC subsea cables.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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