Alcatel-Lucent has revealed that NBN Co is taking on its VDSL2 vectoring line equipment to facilitate fibre-to-the-node infrastructure.
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NBN Co could ultimately end up paying Telstra AU$98 billion over the next 55 years in lease payments for ducts, dark fibre and other telecommunications infrastructure, according to a report.
As debate rages over TPG competing against NBN Co, TPG has released its unlimited plans for services on NBN Co's network, which the company says were only possible through its large fibre infrastructure assets.
The Italian city is opening up its underground infrastructure to help speed a €15m fibre to the home deployment.
NBN Co's deal to pay Telstra to access its duct and pipe infrastructure limits the government's ability to reduce the cost of the fibre-to-the-premises rollout, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Fibre network construction will continue for the NBN in Tasmania for at least another 36,000 premises while the government assesses a plan to use Aurora's pole infrastructure.
Tasmania is hoping to resurrect an old plan to use Aurora Energy's power pole infrastructure to deliver the fibre-to-the-premises NBN to ensure that the state does not get fibre to the node instead.
iiNet would be willing to sell more of its infrastructure, including its extensive fibre to the node network to a Coalition government, should the party win the September federal election.
Singapore telco contracts Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its core infrastructure to an all-IP network and deploy a nationwide 3G radio network on the 900MHz band.
BT has secured a contract to provide fibre infrastructure in North Yorkshire, in a project tapping into money from the UK's rural broadband (BDUK) fund — but other county councils are struggling to get the projects moving
Be Broadband has unveiled a new starting date for the migration of customers from the older broadband infrastructure it rents from BT to its own, new core network.The move will boost bandwidth for the O2-owned operator, and it will also help Be move to IPv6 — it will, however, also mean changing customers' static IP addresses.
Lancashire's broadband infrastructure is set to receive a £62.5m boost after BT revealed that it is working with Lancashire County Council on improving fibre services.
Internet service provider TalkTalk has warned that relying on BT to provide the majority of the UK's fibre infrastructure will give the company a virtual monopoly on super-fast broadband connections, particularly in rural areas.Commercial director at TalkTalk, David Goldie, also warned that he did not feel a BT-led rollout would represent a sound investment in infrastructure.
Pacific Fibre has signed up US-based infrastructure company TE Connectivity to build its 12,750km undersea telecommunications fibre cable link between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Sky and the business ISP Call Flow have become the first companies to sign up for access to BT's duct and pole infrastructure, albeit on a trial basis.Such access is crucial for ISPs that want to deploy their own fibre without having to build an entire national network of ducts and poles to carry it.
While some of the National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure was damaged during Tropical Cyclone Yasi, one pole was held in place by the strong fibre cable, Townsville Council has said.
Troubled telco VHA has given the strongest signal so far that it intends to be a fixed-line player in the new fibre National Broadband Network, noting yesterday that it was seeking to kick off trials on NBN fibre infrastructure in the second half of 2011.
Victoria's new technology minister has confirmed the state's fledgling Coalition Government does not support the introduction of Labor's preferred 'opt-out' model for the National Broadband Network, in a move that will force residents to actively choose to receive fibre infrastructure when the rollout hits their neighbourhood.
From 1 January 2011, the National Broadband Network Company will guarantee that all new housing developments will have fibre infrastructure in their construction, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced today.
Nextgen Networks today said that it had achieved 100 Gigabits per second integration between internet protocol routing infrastructure and optic equipment over its fibre-optic network, which it says is a necessary step for the delivery of many broadband-based services.
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