TPG Telecom has reported a net profit after tax of $396.9 million for the year ending 31 July, a drop of 4.6% compared to the previous year, with EBITDA of $841.1 million, down 5.6%. The results reflect the continuing pressure on margins caused by the NBN.
US company ASSIA has raised hopes that it will be possible to achieve speeds of 1Tbps over copper lines of 100 metres, the NBN Co says.
Leading global IC company Realtek has announced its enhanced Gigabit to the home over copper twisted pair and coax at a tech conference in Indonesia this week.
Fibre to the Home connections are something many Japanese have signed up to in the tens of millions for years, but DSL connections are steadily falling.
There are now over two million Australian households and businesses accessing download speeds of 24 Mbps or greater.
Aussies' love-affair with the internet is continuing, although businesses are still largely failing to capitalise according to figures released today.
Within the Australian media community for the past three years there has been an ongoing mantra about Shadow Broadband Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his "real" views about the NBN. The trouble is that despite Mr Turnbull repeatedly spelling out a crystal clear vision of how the NBN would proceed under a Coalition Government, the media refuses to believe him.
DSL broadband provider, iiNet, has released details of its switch to 'anytime quota' on selected plans, which it says will give its customers the flexibility to travel the Internet without the worry of managing their peak and off-peak quotas.
In news that will be music to the ears of staunch NBN opponent and fibre to the node advocate, shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Huawei claims to have developed technology that deliver 1Gbps over a distance of 100 metres of copper telephone lines.
A submission to the ACCC from NBN Co seeks to increase prices for high end broadband services by inflation plus 5% over the next 30 years, which will result in massive charges without a competing service in coming years, according to former Optus senior executive turned Liberal MP Paul Fletcher.
Although a wired connection is almost always better than a wireless connection (with an exception or two), Australians still love wireless broadband, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) stating that 'mobile wireless connections' are 'more popular than DSL'!
It is probably unfair to single out iiNet when it comes to pricing for NBN services as its charges are comparable with what it charges for DSL and pretty much in line with its competitors. However, $50 a month for a basic 12Mbps service does not bode well for a future where NBN will be the only fixed line access available.
Anyone who thought that NBN would bring ubiquitous cheap broadband to Australia may have had their hopes dashed with the announcement of the new offerings from iiNet. A quick visit reveals that the new "flexible" and easy to understand plans on offer from Australia's top 3 broadband player are in the pricey bracket even at the entry level.
Vodafone Germany is reported to be planning to abandon the use of copper for delivering broadband services and migrate four million broadband customers to its LTE network.
Fibre to the premises connections in Asia Pacific are expected to exceed DSL in 2014, a technology industry analyst is predicting.
While a national rollout of the NBN may be on its way, it isn't likely to happen for a number of years, leaving many businesses with a long wait for a faster broadband service.
iiNet has embarked on a huge advertising drive that looks like its inspired by the old 'Avis - We're Number Two!' campaign, as the company with two i's says it wants to be the number two company that's number one ISP in your life.
Nokia Siemens Networks claims to have achieved 825Mbps over 400 metres and 750Mbps over 500 metres using 'Phantom DSL' technology.
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