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Displaying items by tag: HFC networks

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:04

FttDP now slated for 1 million premises on NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 13 March 2015 00:12

NBN to pioneer DOCSIS 3.1 for gigabit speeds

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:58

NBN Co picks spots for HFC trial

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 23 February 2015 13:24

NBN Co selects ARRIS for HFC network build

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 22 December 2014 18:46

NBN reveals HFC timetable

NBN Co says its HFC services will be introduced in the first quarter of 2016, following a customer pilot late next year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:47

iiNet brings 100Mbps to Geelong

iiNet now offers its Geelong HFC customers broadband plans with download speeds up to 100Mbps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:47

Telstra goes 100Mbps on cable; trials set top box

Telstra has upgraded its Melbourne HFC network to provide 100Mbps download capability. The carrier is also introducing its own set-top box for free-to-air and BigPond TV channels.

Published in Home Tech
The draft Telecoms legislation, now under scrutiny by a Senate enquiry, provides for the divesture of Telstra's HFC network but does nothing to ensure that change of ownership would make what is now a closed network an open access network, says ACCAN.

Published in Strategy
Telstra has been quick to respond to criticism of the capabilities of DOCSIS 3.0, and HFC networks in general, with a blog post on Nowwearetalking from its CTO, Hugh Bradlow.
Published in Market
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 11:39

Telstra has big plans for interactive services

While the headline from today's announcement by Telstra of plans to upgrade its HFC network in Melbourne to DOCSIS 3.0 might be the downstream bandwidth of 100Mbps, according to CEO Sol Trujillo the upstream bandwidth of 2.0Mbps is just as important and maybe more so and it (or rather the services it will enable) is what customers have been asking for.

Published in Market
Thursday, 08 January 2009 11:28

Telstra holding back on faster cable Internet?

There's long been a suspicion that Telstra deliberately holds back from delivering newer technology to its customers. Now CEO Sol Trujilo has confirmed it.

Published in Core Dump
Statements made yesterday by Telstra CEO Sol Trujilo suggest the company could sacrifice swathes of its copper network to stave off competition from the successful National Broadband Network.

Published in Strategy
The ACCC has rejected a move by Telstra that would have denied Optus the ability to offer standard telephone services on the Telstra network in areas served by the Optus hybrid fibre co-axial network.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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