The unpredictable performance of VDSL2 technology over Telstra's copper network means that NBN Co would be unable to guarantee customers the 50Mbps speeds promised by the new government, a leaked NBN Co report has warned.
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Australia’s first-world economy relies on first-rate IT and telecommunications innovation. David Braue, an award-winning IT journalist and former Macworld editor, covers its challenges, successes and lessons learned as it uses ICT to assert its leadership in the developing Asia-Pacific region – and strengthen its reputation on the world stage.
It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.
An internal review of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has identified 12 major issues that must be resolved within the next 18 months or so if there is any chance of the Australian government meeting its promised 2019 date for completing the massive project.
Development of new IT, operational and business support systems to support an FttN network would require a massive, expensive and risk-fraught IT development process, NBN Co warned the incoming minister in a confidential analysis.
It had its share of problems, but Apple Maps is back with a vengeance. Powered by some jaw-dropping 3D graphics and enjoying an aggressive multi-platform strategy, Apple is finally set to redefine our geospatial expectations – and take Google down a few notches.
Australia's new Liberal Party government is using the wrong strategy for rolling out the country's national broadband network (NBN) and should consolidate the planned two-stage deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) technology into one rollout, a leaked internal report has revealed.
NBN Co advice for incoming minister Malcolm Turnbull warned that issues around the deployment and electrification of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) cabinets, as well as problems retraining NBN Co and subcontractor staff, would contribute to the project missing key milestones.
The release of NBN Co's advice warning of significant challenges to its FttN NBN rollout has elicited a strong reaction from a minister who claims he wants the 'unvarnished truth'. What he forgets is that nature hates a vacuum — and so does the NBN debate.
Fans prove eager to use smartphones, tablets to access interactive content during matches using custom large-scale WiFi system – but will it keep them from staying home instead?
I've already railed against Apple's overhaul of iOS 7, with its jarring use of white and its over-reliance on textual Web motifs. But, as the rest of the software industry follows suit – and as Microsoft and Apple blur the boundaries between tablet and desktop user interfaces – it's worth asking if the user experience really is improving.