Networking

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.


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.


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.


NBN Co hires ex-Telstra director, ditches ex-Labor man Kaiser

24 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co has hired ex-Telstra director JB Rousselot to the new position of head of strategy and transformation, while making redundant Mike Kaiser, the company’s head of quality and an ex-Labor politician, in the process.


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.


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