The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.
Rolling out fibre to the home is an expensive exercise and alternative methods need to be found to provide people with broadband that can yield speeds above 100Mbps, the marketing and communications director of NetComm, Els Baert, claims.
Labor communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has laid the blame for the exit of NBN chief executive Bill Morrow squarely on the "economic mess' that the national broadband network has become under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
COMMENT: A compact rectangular box, which can be held in one hand, offers both sides of politics a means of getting off the hook on serious political dilemmas they face over their current approaches to Australia’s internet and general digital telecommunications requirements.
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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been criticised for not embracing what one analyst calls a ‘truly future-proof’ NBN and failing to mention the broadband network in his innovation policy announcement to kick-start innovation and new startups in the ICT industry.
COMMENT: With the Communication Minister, now the Prime Minister, there are high expectations regarding a more future focused policy where ICT will play a key role. The Prime Minister is talking about hi-tech companies and a transformation of the economy and the NBN should be a pivotal element of this new policy. With that in mind let’s look at where the NBN is at this moment.
COMMENT: Just before he became Prime Minister I had a telephone discussion with the then Minister for Communication, Malcolm Turnbull, regarding an article I wrote in which I expressed my disappointment about various issues around the NBN.
To nobody’s surprise, the NBN has met its targets, which had previously been revised downwards. Last year it doubled the number of serviceable premises and end users.
The head of Singaporean broadband supplier MyRepublic got a lot of publicity yesterday criticising the NBN. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull was not impressed.
Singaporean broadband supplier MyRepublic has announced it will enter the Australian market – but only over FTTH. The company's CEO has made some very pointed and unflattering remarks about the FTTN NBN.
The latest figures show more than 300 million homes and businesses across the Asia Pacific now have access to ‘fibre services’, which is 36.8% higher than in 2013.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent and Proximus have shipped 10 million VDSL2 ‘vectoring line shipments’ and are celebrating the milestone alongside the ‘first year of successful deployment in Belgium’.
With Australia having ditched FTTH for FTTN in many cases despite a reported similar cost as an FTTH rollout, Asia Pacific’s impressive 10-year milestone of 100 million connections sadly won’t be reaching 120 million via Australia any time soon.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australian taxpayers will not have to pay for Telstra's copper to get NBN into their homes. It may be a little early to celebrate.
Malcolm Turnbull is claiming victory with his NBN plan after a test run of a hybrid fibre-copper NBN solution showed speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.
NBN Co today bought iiNet’s fibre-to-the-home network in the ACT for $9 million in cash, in a big expansion play for the NBN.
Aussies' love-affair with the internet is continuing, although businesses are still largely failing to capitalise according to figures released today.
Service Stream (ASX: SSM), one of the contractors rolling out NBN Co's FTTH network, has deployed cloud-based mobile workforce management systems from US based TOA Technologies to help it manage its workers in the field.
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