NBN Co has realised a discussion paper to industry on proposed changes to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) lodged with the ACCC. The SAU sets out the framework that governs the terms on which the company supplies services to the industry. The proposed variation includes options to change to pricing with only the Access Virtual Circuit (AVC)component, dropping the contraversial Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) component. It also adds all the current Governments Multi-Technology Mix access technologies, such as Fibre-to-the-Building, Node, Curb (FTTB, FTTN, FTTC) and Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC).
Recent comments from telecommunications providers Telstra and Aussie Broadband about their decreasing profits from NBN sales underline how short-sighted the Labor government was to keep the expenditure for the NBN off-budget and insist that it be repaid by the company set up to create and run the network.
Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt said he is disappointed by the proposals emerging from the NBN 2021 pricing review.
The options offered by the NBN Co in its latest pricing review consultation will lead to a price rise of $2 per customer no matter which option a retail service provider chooses, well-known independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.
Broadband speeds have been hitting records during the pandemic, with RSPs now able to deliver almost 94% of the plan speed during the peak evening hours, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says.
The situation with the national broadband network at the present moment is similar to the time when Telstra was a monopoly and dictated terms to the rest of the market, well-known telecommunications analyst Paul Budde claims.
Phil Britt is the CEO and MD of Aussie Broadband, which just listed on the ASX, won a major customer service award, gained its first customer on its new Metro Melbourne fibre network, with Britt also winning the ACOMMS Communications Ambassador Award for 2020, and he joined iTWireTV via Zoom for a good all-round chat.
Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".
ISP Aussie Broadband has informed its users that it will be increasing its prices after the end of November, but the reason for the increase appears to have changed from what was originally stated.
Phillip Britt is, in my biased view, one of the few people on the face of the earth who was born to be an Internet service provider. From all appearances, Britt enjoys his work as the head of Aussie Broadband; he does something which very few tech entrepreneurs — Cloudflare's Matthew Prince is another who comes to mind — do: come clean with customers when there is a screw-up.
RSP Aussie Broadband believes that the telco industry will either have to increase prices or reduce service quality once NBN’s COVID CVC boost finishes, according to managing director Phillip Britt.
More than seven million Australians are connected to the national broadband network after 455,000 new services were activated in the first quarter of 2020.
Evening peak broadband usage has increased by 25%, with millions of Australians now isolated at home because of COVID-19, according to telcommunications and broadband services provider Aussie Broadband.
The company rolling out Australia's national broadband network will waive charges for up to 40% additional use of CVC by retail service providers from 23 March onwards due to the additional load on the network, after many Australians started working from home this week after the coronavirus started spreading in the country.
The NBN Co's decision to offer an increase in the CVC included with 100Mbps plans from 2.5Mbps to 3Mbps will not provide a speed boost to the extent that those reading certain media outlets would expect, the head of a small Tasmanian retail service provider says.
Small Tasmanian-based Internet services provider Launtel is likely to stop offering its 250/100Mbps NBN service in Canberra due to the "extremely expensive" CVC charges imposed by NBN Co, the company that is building Australia's national broadband network.
Poor Stephen Rue. Having been handed the equivalent of a shit sandwich by his illustrious predecessor Bill Morrow, all that the new chief executive of NBN Co can is to pony up when the company's quarterly results are due and go through the motions.
Smaller retail service providers who are selling NBN connections may be forced out of business after October this year when the bundles sold by NBN Co more or less become the single way that RSPs buy bandwidth from the company, Damian Ivereigh, chief executive of the small Tasmanian ISP Launtel, claims.
NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, has launched a new product to enable retail service providers to acquire AVC and CVC directly from the company without needing a physical connection to all 121 points of interconnect.
Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has begun showing network traffic levels on all 121 NBN points of interconnect.
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