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The Australian Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has expressed concern that Australia has ranked last out of 36 OECD countries on entry level fixed-broadband affordability.

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The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has commenced a public inquiry as it considers the terms and conditions under which other telecommunications companies can use Telstra’s fixed-line services.

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The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition has again called for the Australian Government to introduce much needed reforms to underpin the delivery of telecommunications services across Australia.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 22:26

Govt rejects use of more fibre for NBN rollout

The federal government has dismissed recommendations that it should mandate fibre-to-the-curb for the remainder of the national broadband network rollout.

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Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, is keeping up the political pressure on the Government over the NBN ahead of this weekend’s Bennalong by-election, and in the wake of an announcement by NBN Co, operators of the National Broadband Network, that it is planning to slash wholesale prices of its services to retailers.

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Businesses have been urged to prepare to migrate their special services, which simultaneously use voice, video and data services, to the NBN access network ahead of the first disconnections.

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Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has hit out again at NBN Co chief Bill Morrow for comments on national media that the National Broadband Network is being built for the future.

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Internet Australia has a new chair, with lawyer and former chief executive of telco industry body Communications Alliance, Anne Hurley, appointed to the role and taking the opportunity to show her disapproval of the National Broadband Network and its mix of technology..

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Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has described the federal government's proposal to introduce a levy on telcos to compensate the NBN for “increasing losses being posted on its fixed wireless and satellite services” as robbing Peter to pay Paul.

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NBN Co is claiming “lightning speeds” of 8Gbps for its recently completed trials of  XG.Fast technology over copper phone lines.

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The chief executive of Internet Australia, Laurie Patton, says there are increasing signs that industry and the community have begun to question the government’s copper-based multi-technology mix (MTM) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and that IA will continue efforts to have the government abandon it in favour of a return to fibre.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:54

Internet Australia applauds NBN move from HFC to FTTdp

Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has applauded NBN’s decision not to use the “old Optus Pay-TV cables” and adopt a fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) solution.

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New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, is undertaking a review of the regulations under which telecommunications infrastructure provider Chorus charges retail telcos for use of its local copper lines and broadband service.

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The Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, has attacked the Labor Party, saying it still does not have an nbn policy and claiming that Labor appears to be preparing to “backlflip” from its long-held position on the broadband network.

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Internet Australia is keeping up the pressure on the Federal Government to abandon copper in favour of a fibre-based network for the National Broadband Network (nbn).

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A round the clock, 24/7 cyber security centre is to be established in Melbourne’s docklands area as the first line of defence for the National Broadband Network against cyber attacks.

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Under a 5-year managed services agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will transform Chorus’ network operations from legacy systems and processes to the latest proactive and real time monitoring and analysis tools, the two companies announced today.

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The prices that other operators pay Telstra to use its copper network to provide telecommunications services to their customers will drop by 9.4% from the beginning of November.

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Friday, 18 September 2015 11:43

Secrecy, partisan politics worry over NBN progress

Partisan politics should not stand in the way of determining how the NBN is built so that Australia gets the best Internet services available, according to the chief of the industry body representing Internet users.

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With regulation of the New Zealand telecommunications industry under scrutiny, the country’s biggest telco, Spark, says ensuring industry players have certainty to continue investing in New Zealand’s digital future should be the main thrust of a review into the Telecommunications Act.

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