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The unpredictable performance of VDSL2 technology over Telstra's copper network means that NBN Co would be unable to guarantee customers the 50Mbps speeds promised by the new government, a leaked NBN Co report has warned.
It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.
Villages, or gram panchayats, will be provided with 3 Internet connections and 1 Wi-Fi hotspot by March 2016. This is the latest push by the government to improve connectivity across the country especially in the hinterlands.
Network operator Chorus launches two-pronged attack on the regulator's decision to slash the price it can charge for broadband access over New Zealand's legacy copper network.
An internal review of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has identified 12 major issues that must be resolved within the next 18 months or so if there is any chance of the Australian government meeting its promised 2019 date for completing the massive project.
Development of new IT, operational and business support systems to support an FttN network would require a massive, expensive and risk-fraught IT development process, NBN Co warned the incoming minister in a confidential analysis.
Australia's new Liberal Party government is using the wrong strategy for rolling out the country's national broadband network (NBN) and should consolidate the planned two-stage deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) technology into one rollout, a leaked internal report has revealed.
The Chinese Internet giant will roll out its search engine and other products for the Thai market, which is among its overseas expansion priorities that also includes Indonesia, Brazil and Egypt.
NBN Co advice for incoming minister Malcolm Turnbull warned that issues around the deployment and electrification of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) cabinets, as well as problems retraining NBN Co and subcontractor staff, would contribute to the project missing key milestones.
The release of NBN Co's advice warning of significant challenges to its FttN NBN rollout has elicited a strong reaction from a minister who claims he wants the 'unvarnished truth'. What he forgets is that nature hates a vacuum — and so does the NBN debate.
New Zealand network operator Chorus is now likely to take an earnings hit as a political stand-off rules out further legislation.
As part of its project to bring high-speed Internet to rural Tamil Nadu, the telecoms arms of the railways company will link up its optic fiber network with existing cable TV connections for last-mile connectivity.
Is Telstra's copper network dead or isn't it? Experts just can't seem to agree – nor can those people that were supposed to be Malcolm Turnbull's allies, who are compromising his Telstra renegotiations and his case for rural FttN at the same time.
Google's Project Link has become a wholesale access provider for operators in Uganda.
Having already missed the first significant deadline of his ministry and by all accounts set to blow way past a more significant one, Malcolm Turnbull's NBN turnaround effort is already looking iffy. He's prevailing upon the telecoms industry for "patience" and "collaboration", but will they listen?