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March 19, 2012 by

iiNet slashes ADSL transfer times

The hassle of going weeks without fixed-line internet while switching between providers could be over after iiNet announced a new rapid-transfer system that will only mean hours of downtime for ADSL2+ or Naked DSL customers transferring from rival telcos, rather than up to two weeks.

February 13, 2012 by

ACCC declares Telstra wholesale ADSL

Telstra's competitors have scored a win, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) setting the prices that the telco can charge its retail competitors for wholesale ADSL services.

July 17, 2008 by

Getting naked not worth it: AAPT

Despite the rush by other providers to start selling so-called naked DSL, where broadband is sold without a phone line, the nation's third largest telco AAPT today said it would continue to hold back on the grounds that the product has been priced too low.

February 12, 2008 by

Trujillo aims to 'blow everyone out of the water'

Telstra's plans to switch on ADSL2+ across 900 exchanges throughout the country may have a substantial destabilising effect on the communications market, and alter the national carriers relationship with government and regulators, according to a report.

April 1, 2007 by

Optus to turn away customers

From 25 June, the nation's number two telco Optus will no longer sell fixed-line telephony and broadband services to consumer customers outside the planned range of its own network.The SingTel subsidiary has resold Telstra's fixed-line and ADSL broadband services nationwide for years.

February 7, 2007 by

Did Telecom NZ court Amcom?

Amcom Telecommunications today confirmed discussions over its future with a third party but did not verify reports Telecom New Zealand was the suitor. "From time to time, Amcom has informal discussions with other industry players regarding the consolidation of the telecommunications industry," the company told the Australian Stock Exchange this afternoon.

January 14, 2007 by

Telstra would extend ADSL with funding

Giant telco Telstra today revealed it would extend its existing rollout of ADSL technology to broadband-starved rural areas, if a bid for government funding was successful. The telco and its rivals are currently competing for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for rural broadband infrastructure under the federal government's Broadband Connect program.

May 1, 2006 by

Optus' broadband network needs more Soul

Telco Soul will be one of the first companies to provide broadband services on the back of Optus' new ADSL network. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, the two telcos today announced they had signed an agreement under which Soul and its subsidiary, mobile carrier B Digital, would get access to Optus's new network as well as other data and transmission services.

April 10, 2006 by

iiNet starts voice network rollout

Telco iiNet has started rolling out voice hardware known as MSANs into telephone exchanges, allowing it to supply its own fixed-line telephony services directly to customers. Like ADSL multiplexer (DSLAM) equipment, Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs) sit in telephone exchanges and provide telecommunications services over Telstra's copper wire network.

March 23, 2006 by

AAPT DSLAM proposition "high-risk": Analyst

A decision by embattled telco AAPT to invest in its own ADSL network would be "high-risk" and could make the business less attractive to suitors in the event of a sale, according to telecommunications research firm Ovum.

March 5, 2006 by

Primus joins Internet telephony battle

Primus Telecom this morning became the latest telco to add a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to its broadband offerings. Like existing offerings from iiNet and Internode, Primus' service -- dubbed "TalkBroadband" -- does not require the user to own a computer, as it can be used by plugging a normal telephone into an ADSL router.

January 31, 2006 by

Playing both sides

commentary What a difference a month can make. On 5 December, business-focused telco People Telecom inked a deal with Telstra's wholesale division for the provision of fixed-line voice and broadband ADSL services.

January 12, 2006 by

Telstra delays rural ADSL upgrades as funding cuts out

Telstra has temporarily ceased enabling some rural telephone exchanges for ADSL services after late last year reaching the limit of funds it could receive from the federal government's subsidised bush broadband scheme. The telco had been using funds from the AU$157 million Higher Bandwidth Incentive Scheme (HiBIS) to subsidise the ADSL upgrades, which are taking place in areas of peak demand.

November 15, 2005 by

Optus dumps 256Kbps ADSL

update The nation's number two telco will stop selling ADSL plans at 256Kbps -- the lowest speed commonly sold in Australia. "We have eliminated the 256Kbps speed and Optus DSL broadband customers will now receive at least 512Kbps downstream speed," said Optus' consumer group marketing director Michael Smith in a statement.

June 30, 2005 by

ADSL2 won't cut it, says baby wireless telco

High-speed ADSL2 services are transient and will be ground under the wireless broadband heel, reckon two industry veterans who have put their money where their mouths are. But ADSL2 vendor iiNet has a different perspective.


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