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Monday, 20 April 2015 12:07

NBN Co: faster bush wireless speeds in pilot

NBN Co has announced a nationwide pilot to ‘significantly boost’ broadband speeds for rural and regional fixed wireless users.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
In what is perhaps the most detailed cost-benefit analysis of a national FTTH network yet attempted the OECD has concluded that cost savings of between 0.5 and 1.5 percent over 10 years across the four key sectors of an economy: electricity, health, transportation and education could justify the cost of such a network, but it says each house should have a dedicated fibre connection, or possibly two!

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 11:52

'Fibre is the answer' says telco supplier

Despite suggestions by some politicians that wireless technology could deliver broadband across Australia, an executive at one of the potential equipment suppliers to the NBN says "fibre is the answer". And that's coming from a company with products for the major fixed and wireless communications technologies.

Friday, 27 November 2009 14:11

Telstra avoids legislative axe and buys time

Hot on the heels of the news of Telstra’s slightly cheaper new broadband plans came the news that the legislative reforms intended to break up Telstra haven’t passed by the end of the year as expected, and has now been delayed until next year – giving Telstra more time to try and do a favourable deal with the Federal Government.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:48

Comms Alliance defines first NBN wholesale services

Communications Alliance has released a paper proposing a definition for wholesale ethernet services to be provided by the National Broadband Network and other broadband infrastructures.

Monday, 02 November 2009 06:41

NBN 'a platform for innovation'

The National Broadband Network (NBN) could become a technological platform for innovation by Australian companies, according to a senior executive at a leading professional services firm.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 22 October 2009 10:38

TransACT preparing IPTV upgrade

Communications provider TransACT will upgrade its system to deliver IPTV to customers. The company's fibre network covers Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 12:51

Minchin a 'complete Luddite': Conroy

Stephen Conroy, Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, has branded his Opposition counterpart "a complete Luddite." The Opposition continues to delay telecommunications reform legislation.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 15 October 2009 13:34

Comms Alliance reveals its NBN architecture options

Communications Alliance has released a discussion paper setting out a draft of its vision of the NBN network architecture: a vision that it says would be required to deliver a broad range of network, application and content services to end users.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 06:58

ICT trade gap widening, warns ACS

Australia's ICT trade deficit grew to $A28 billion in 2008, according to a report by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Although exports rose, imports grew more.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 04:13

NBN Co HQ: states could be chasing a chimera

The Governments of Australia's three largest states have been touting their respective credentials as the optimum location for the headquarters of the NBN Co in the belief that it will bring significant employment and other financial benefits, but comments made by NBN Co executive chairman, Mike Quigley, suggest that the organisation could have several capital city offices of roughly equal importance.

Published in Strategy
Australia’s federal government has come out with an offer that Australia’s dominant and supposedly independent telco, Telstra, seemingly cannot refuse: structurally separate the company or the government will do it for you.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Alcatel-Lucent is taking what it says is a major step to help service providers create a true multivendor gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) infrastructure, expected to be the technology that will be used for Australia's National Broadband Network.

Published in Strategy
The Australian Government has published more than 30 submissions received in response to its call for industry input on the legislative framework for the National Broadband Network.

Published in Strategy
Abigroup Contractors and Tasmanian horizontal drilling specialist Apache Services (Tasmania) have formed a joint venture to install optical fibre cable in Tasmania.

Published in Strategy
The chair of the Tasmanian NBN Co, (and board member of the national NBN Co) Doug Campbell has revealed that NBN Co and Telstra are in negotiations "at the highest level' for Telstra to become a customer of the NBN and a significant shareholder in NBN Co.

Published in Strategy
The local head of wide area network optimisation specialist, Riverbed Technology, has delivered a stinging attack on the government's National Broadband Network project claiming end users are unlikely to see real benefits simply from fatter pipes and that the performance of existing broadband services could be greatly improved by widespread deployment of wide area network optimisation technologies.

Published in Strategy
Communications minister Stephen Conroy has named the final three directors to the board of the Tasmania NBN Company: senior Tasmanian public servant Mark Kelleher, Hobart academic Dr Daniel Norton and senior business executive Sean Woellner.

Published in Strategy
Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy, has called for proposals to receive funding under the $60 million ($53.6m net) Digital Regions Initiative set up to fund projects that will deliver high-quality digital applications for education, health and emergency services over the National Broadband Network.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 12:49

Aerial cables could halve the cost of NBN: Ericsson

Attaching NBN fibre to power poles instead of putting it in underground ducts would reduce the cost of the rollout by one third to a half, according to an Ericsson guru on NBN matters.

Published in Networking




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