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New Zealand's competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, is undertaking public consultations on the consumer protections and proposed process that will regulate the changeover from copper to fibre on the county’s broadband network.

Published in Technology Regulation

Many Australians wish they could switch back to their previous Internet service rather than having to use the country's national broadband network, the NBN, according to newly published research from comparison website, finder.com.au.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with professional services firm Enable in a Christchurch trial of its "street in a week" programme which is upgrading customers to broadband networks from old copper networks across the country.

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark’s domination of the country’s mobile market is being challenged by competitors, with a price war putting the telco under intense pressure.  

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton says the latest report on the National Broadband Network, showing losses of $1.8 billion, heralds the “last nail in the coffin” for the beleaguered FttN rollout using Telstra’s ageing copper network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton, a long-time critic of the NBN and the network’s mix of technology, much of it to be delivered on an "ageing copper network", reckons Australia is being outplayed by its global competitors who are building fibre-based systems providing speeds that “cannot be matched by FTTN”.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has again called for NBN Co, the builders of the National Broadband Network, to dump its copper-based (FttN) rollout in favour of a return to fibre, despite the company just announcing more than one million premises are now ready for connection via the FttN network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has set out on a major programme to upgrade its broadband networks across the country and move as "many as possible" of its customers off old copper networks and onto newer technologies like fibre and wireless broadband.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has reacted cautiously to NBN Co’s proposed rollout of XG.Fast technology over copper phone lines after the company announced it had achieved speeds of 8Gbps in lab trials.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has raised concerns about the “low-subscriber take-up” of the National Broadband Network suggesting that the problem may be exacerbated by consumers not signing up because of uncertainty about the speed of the Internet service delivered by the NBN Co.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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