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Social Niche Community Software

The social networking community software is installed as a private, public or hybrid network. It comes packed with the most comprehensive...

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ACCC approves Optus HFC deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved decommissioning Optus' Hybrid fibre-coaxial network, on the grounds that the competitive benefits soon won't be relevant to the NBN.

July 19, 2012 by

Optus-NBN tick against ACCC charter: Turnbull

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed the competition watchdog's pending approval of the $800 million deal between Optus and NBN Co that sees the telco shut down its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network, and move customers onto the National Broadband Network (NBN).

May 29, 2012

ACCC gives draft tick to Optus NBN deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination, approving the $800 million deal between NBN Co and Optus, to migrate Optus' Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial (HFC) customers onto the National Broadband Network (NBN).

May 27, 2012

OptiComm wholesale HFC shows up Optus

Greenfields fibre broadband provider OptiComm has opened up its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network in Butler, Western Australia to wholesale access, something Optus has claimed could not be done.

February 19, 2012

Optus talks down HFC to save NBN deal

Optus has talked down its hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network in a bid to ensure the competition watchdog doesn't nix its $800 million deal with the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co).

January 2, 2012

Telstra gives HFC network 100Mbps boost

Although the death knell has tolled for Telstra's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network with the signing of the $11 billion deal with the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co), Telstra has committed to upgrading the network to provide speeds of 100 megabits per second by next month.

November 22, 2011

Don't lie about fibre speeds: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is lecturing internet service providers (ISPs) over being truthful in advertisements about the speeds available over hybrid fibre-coaxial and fibre networks ahead of the roll-out of the National Broadband Network.

June 30, 2011 by

Optus not left out: scores $800m NBN deal

Not to be outdone, the nation's number two telco Optus has announced that it has signed a deal with the National Broadband Network Company that will see it transfer its hybrid fibre-coaxial cable customers over to the National Broadband Network, in a deal worth $800 million.

June 22, 2011

Optus HFC upgrade done, reaches 75Mbps

Optus has completed a substantial upgrade of its hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney that will allow residents in supported areas access to speeds ranging up to around 80Mbps or more, using the improved DOCSIS 3 standard.

August 1, 2010 by

VoIP the default for Optus HFC customers

Customers of Optus' hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) network who sign up for new home phone services are being given Voice over IP (VoIP) services rather than conventional circuit-switched land lines, the company has admitted — but prices have not been lowered in line with other commercial VoIP services.

March 31, 2010 by

Ford and Microsoft team on smart app for vehicle recharging

Didn't make it into NYC today for the International Auto Show, but felt it relevant to report that Ford and Microsoft are teaming up an application that will keep tabs on when your hybrid vehicle needs a recharge.As Andrew Nusca reports on our SmartPlanet sister blog network, the energy management application is made possible by the Microsoft Hohm technology.

March 31, 2010 by

Optus to finish HFC upgrade mid-year

The nation's number two telco Optus today said it was on schedule to upgrade the speed of its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to 100Mbps by mid-2010.

February 8, 2010 by

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