NBN news: ACCC rejects special access undertaking; Confidential documents list NBN contractor blunders09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins
In the last week, the ACCC rejected NBN Co’s special access undertaking (SAU), while a confidential NBN Co document has revealed the organisation’s doubts about its own contractors.
Mater Health Services North Queensland has introduced a new wireless network to cater to the growing demands of wireless devices in the hospital environment.
In the last week, NBN partner Syntheo handed over construction duties in NT over to NBN Co, and NBN Co revealed a three-month delay in construction of the network.
A new report has detailed three possible versions of the NBN should the Coalition take power in September’s federal election. Meanwhile, NBN Co has awarded Visionstream a construction contract worth up to $1 billion for the east coast of Australia. But some have questioned whether the contract will survive the election.
Almost every function within your data centre has been or can be virtualised. Servers, the PBX, storage, desktop clients - you name it, it’s running on generic hardware. But what about the network?
A new analysis of NBN Co’s numbers claims that the organisation has been fudging rollout numbers to cover up delays. Meanwhile, Telstra has revealed it will not renegotiate the sum of the $11 billion contract it signed with the Australian Government if the Coalition gains power in September.
In this last week, Vodafone Australia announced it would relocate 750 jobs from its Mumbai call centre to Australia, while law firm Piper Alderman revealed it would soon launch a class action against the telco. Plus: independent MP Rob Oakeshott claimed that oversight of the NBN is being tainted by major party politics.
When tech giants like Google and Yahoo! deter their own employees from teleworking, it raises red flags, given that the perceived wisdom around teleworking and working from home is that it improves productivity. Most of the research into teleworking, however, is tainted by corporate and governmental bias.
In the news this week, NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley calls for a study in broadband technologies, despite being four years into the NBN’s rollout, and three Aussie telcos flag job cuts.
In news this week, Telecom NZ’s Yahoo! Xtra email service hacked, Adobe global CEO Shantanu Narayen avoids questions about the company’s high Australian prices, and NBN Co blames contractor Syntheo for NBN install delays.
In the last week, Labor MP Ed Husic decried Apple’s tax practices, Oracle made a move on Cisco with the purchase of Acme Packet and the rumoured Dell privatisation deal was announced, then quickly opposed.
SkyFii, a provider of advertising-supported Wi-Fi solutions, has completed installation of several wireless systems in Sydney shopping centres well before deadline, using wireless technology implemented by BigAir.
Australian network solution provider Over The Wire (OTW) has deployed a series of routers and switches to form a new network, which has allowed the company to expand its reach into more Australian capital cities.
Transferring large amounts of data between devices is much faster with a recently developed optical wireless communication module that can achieve a transmission rate of 3 Gbps.
Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that the TCP internet protocol, created in the 1970s, closely mirrors the food-foraging behaviours of a species of ant - behaviours that have existed for millions of years.