Fiber optics to the premise aim to future-proof current networks to homes and businesses.
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Spirit Telecom has installed fibre to the basement in the Triptych apartments in Southbank in Melbourne with the ability to get speeds of up to 200Mbps down.
Italy's Lombardy Region is rolling out superfast broadband on a small scale. To encourage local residents and businesses to take up the service, it's giving connectivity away at no cost.
Swedish carrier TeliaSonera will lay a second fibre route to the north of Sweden in a bid to attract more datacentres to the region.
Chorus releases a progress report on its fibre rollout while the industry regulator says consumers are getting more for their money.
Visionstream will continue rolling out fibre to new housing developments across Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland in a deal worth AU$90 million.
Vocus Communications has its sights set on becoming the third-most connected fibre network player in the local market by 2016, according to CEO James Spenceley.
A five-hour, almost national outage of iiNet's fibre, NBN, and IPTV services on Friday has been blamed on a faulty DHCP server.
Just so we get this straight: when Labor proposes spending $43 billion on an FTTP network it's "reckless spending". When the Coalition spends $41 billion on a hodgepodge it's "money well spent". This, from the government that's putting the 'con' back in 'condescension'.
Telecoms giant posts strong financials for the year on back of fibre broadband growth
The country with the most fibre to the home connections is one you might not expect — thanks to a building boom, an online services push, and high population density.
Over 420,000 more customers will receive fixed-wireless and fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) broadband services after an NBN Co review recommended an additional 1300 wireless towers be built – at an additional cost of $1.7 billion – to prevent latent demand from swamping satellite services to be launched in 2016.
The government has released its official response to the Interim Report of the Senate Select Committee for the NBN – and it's unrepentant about "categorically" rejecting what it calls the committee's "entirely fictitious" assessment of the NBN's progress.
Technical restrictions mean that NBN Co will not be able to offer its pending fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product in buildings where TPG Telecom has already installed FTTB services, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has confirmed. The alternatives? FTTP to the apartment – or no NBN Co service at all.
A Johannesburg fibre to the home (FTTH) pilot is thought to be the fastest on the continent.