The fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) footprint of the National Broadband Network is being extended to cover 1 million premises – up from 700,000 premises previously announced by NBN Co.
Telstra still dominates the wholesale market for resale of National Broadband Service (NBN) products, but a newly published report reveals that competitors are making inroads into the telco’s traditional dominance of broadband services in regional areas.
NBN Co has abandoned plans to roll out the national broadband network on the Optus HFC network — with the exception of one area in Queensland — and will now use its newest technology, fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp), also known as fibre-to-the-curb, to deploy the network to up to potentially 700,000 premises across the country.
NBN Co has switched on its first commercial HFC services on Telstra’s HFC network, with the service now live on the network in Ocean Reef, Western Australia.
NBN Co is standing tall on the rollout of its HFC network, which will ultimately deliver broadband services to more than three million premises across Australia, after commissioning an endorsement of HFC by global analyst firm Ovum.
Vodafone’s ‘mobile-only’ strategy is limiting its growth in the Australian market, according to one leading industry analyst who says it puts the telco at a ‘formidable disadvantage’ to its main rivals Telstra and Optus with their mobile and fixed-line services.
NBN Co has announced plans to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 technology in 2017, which will allow it to offer gigabit data rates over the HFC network.
A 'construction trial' to test NBN Co's proposed upgrades to the HFC network will begin in New South Wales and Queensland in around three months time.
In a deal reported to be worth $400 million, National Broadband Network company (NBN Co) has selected US-based global technology provider ARRIS to design and build its next-generation Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) broadband network.
NBN Co says its HFC services will be introduced in the first quarter of 2016, following a customer pilot late next year.
NBN Co struck a deal at the weekend to acquire the Optus and Telstra HFC networks and make them part of the NBN rollout. There will be implications for existing customers if the agreement is approved by the ACCC.
iiNet now offers its Geelong HFC customers broadband plans with download speeds up to 100Mbps.
The CEO of NBN Co and the secretary of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy have written a joint letter to the ACCC urging it to accept Telstra's proposal to cease delivering broadband services over its HFC network - as negotiated with the government.
I find it strange that things like watching streaming media such as Netflix or listening to music should be classifieded[…]
thanks for this post
There's a lot more in US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers' decision than you have reported here. Apple won all[…]
I'm a retired proofreader with a lot of free time on my hands and would happily work as a moderator[…]
All this ruling does is clarify the situation and confirm the commonsense proposition that what has long been generally unlawful[…]