Negotiations loom between network operator Chorus and New Zealand government company Crown Fibre Holdings over the future of a stranded fibre connection fund.
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Vocus Communications is laying its new 1,728 fibre-count optic cable in South Sydney, after trialling smaller formats of the cable for the past three years.
Construction has been completed at the first 2,000 premises ready to be connected to the NBN via fibre to the building.
NBN Co board member and Internode co-founder Simon Hackett has said that his first choice for Australia's National Broadband Network would have been 100 percent fibre.
In the first half of this financial year, Australian telecommunications company TPG added 38,000 customers, including 19,000 on its NBN and fibre-to-the-basement services.
Sydney telco AusBBS is claiming to be the first in the Australian market to offer customers new retail fibre-to-the-basement network products supplied wholesale by TPG's subsidiary AAPT.
Australians wanting the lifestyle choice of fibre to the premises must soon pay NBN Co for the privilege.
NBN Co has named four suburbs in Queensland and New South Wales that will be the first to trial the company's hybrid fibre-coaxial networks.
By the end of March, NBN Co will launch its fibre co-contribution and fibre-on-demand products, Senator Mitch Fifield has said.
Telecom has revealed the details of its strategic plan for the next three years in Italy and Brazil.
The approximately 20,000 premises on Telstra's fibre network in South Brisbane could soon be on the NBN, with the two companies set to recommence negotiations in the first quarter of 2015.
New Zealand has topped an OECD report in fibre-based broadband uptake growth, with the country seeing a 272 percent surge in new fibre subscriptions for the year ending June 2014.
TPG has met the new requirements for its fibre-to-the-basement product set out by Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and has put the retail product back on sale.
New Zealand's communications minister says adoption of fibre broadband is accelerating, but progress lags in major cities.
New Zealand's largest telco, Spark, has teamed up with Vocus Communications to create a new company focused on fibre construction in NZ.
Formerly just for the oil and gas industry, Tampnet is now hoping to tempt companies with a need for high performance onto its undersea fibre network.
Freed from competition by a single-minded government, NBN Co is free to cherry pick to its heart's content, drip feeding its fibre-to-the-basement services to Australia's wealthiest areas. Yet, with so many concessions made to Telstra and so much about the NBN still up in the air, there is still more lost than gained.
Approximately 6,000 premises in Sydney, Melbourne, and the ACT will be the first to be connected to the NBN via fibre to the basement.
To blame Australia's drop in the Akamai State of the Internet ranking for peak and average broadband speeds on the government's decision to move away from fibre to the premises for the NBN defies reality.
TPG has said that Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull acted too hastily in issuing a draft regulation forcing the company to develop a wholesale product for its fibre-to-the-basement networks.
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