The cable TV networks owned by Telstra and Optus will be getting an AU$400 million upgrade before being incorporated into Australia's National Broadband Network.
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iiNet has hinged much of its growth strategy on the rollout of the National Broadband Network, but CEO David Buckingham is pessimistic that the government will deliver on its promises of a faster rollout.
iiNet's strong NBN strategy has seen the company creep up on Optus, growing its fixed-line customer base to 975,000 in the first half of this financial year.
New Zealand's communications minister says adoption of fibre broadband is accelerating, but progress lags in major cities.
The president is pushing for the end of laws that protect larger, established Internet providers from competition, which he says harms the rollout of rural broadband services.
New Zealand's biggest telecommunications retailer responds to regulatory price signals and uncertainty about backdating with higher prices.
Optus has announced the availability of a new data cable broadband bundle for customers that are being serviced by its hybrid fibre-coaxial cable network.
For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
New Zealand's fibre to the premises and building rollout has beat its June target for premises passed by the fibre network.
Germany, US, and UK top a broadband study which claims there is a link between spending on telecoms infrastructure and GDP.
The Spanish telecoms giant has beaten its Italian rival to the Brazilian broadband provider.
The rollout of the national broadband network is gaining momentum but is slower than it should be, NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski says.
Online retail accounts for just 1 percent of the total market and is expected to remain through to 2018 amid tough competition from physical stores and delays in infrastructure rollout to boost broadband connectivity.
Regulated price cuts to wholesale copper broadband services stand after Chorus' appeal fails.
Rebranded telco says focus on the customer is delivering results in the second half of its financial year.
New Zealand network operator Chorus seals an option for accelerated Crown funding for the Ultrafast Broadband network rollout.
The telecoms giant will have a significant in-road into business Internet connections, as the consolidation of U.S. telecoms and cable continues.
Queensland-based specialist Universal Communications Group to manage complex Ultrafast Broadband connections to apartment buildings in New Zealand.
Australia’s AU$29.5 billion national broadband network rollout will not be enough to save the future of the nation’s IT industry, according to Atlassian co-founder, Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Pragmatism has already forced Malcolm Turnbull to step away from the Coalition's non-interventionist telecoms dogma. But as a coalition of US carriers threatens a freeze on infrastructure if that country's government declares broadband, it's worth considering which approach will deliver the most desirable outcomes.
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