The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's proposed wholesale, open-access fibre-to-the-premises data network. Controversial from the moment of its inception, the NBN always manages to generate interesting debate on the future of communications.
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Service Stream has secured a renewal on its field services contract with NBN Co in a deal worth up to AU$140 million to connect the fibre NBN to each premises.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said NBN Co and Telstra are planning a wider trial of fibre to the node technology that will cover up to 1,000 premises.
NBN Co has surpassed its lowered target for existing premises passed by fibre as of June 30 almost a month ahead of schedule.
Armidale council has voted to spend up to AU$250,000 extending the fibre network in the town out to the airport and the new industrial land development using existing sewer trenches.
NBN Co's proposal to retain the existing high-speed products for fibre to the node despite potential speed issues could be misleading, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
NBN Co has appointed ex-News Corporation Australia chief financial officer Stephen Rue to replace outgoing CFO Robin Payne.
Chinese technology giant Huawei has successfully trialled a Wi-Fi prototype that is 10 times faster than existing Wi-Fi capability commercially available today.
NBN Co has begun its trial of deploying fibre to the premises in Tasmania using Aurora Energy's powerpoles, however the company has declined to say whether the entire network in the state will be rolled out that way.
A trial of fibre-to-the-node technology on the NSW Central Coast and Epping in Victoria has been delayed by issues in getting hold of Telstra's copper and securing adequate power.
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has defended his work history at utilities company PG&E as he and other former company executives face a shareholder lawsuit over pipeline explosions that resulted in the deaths of nine people.
Tasmania’s self-labelled peak IT industry body, TASICT, has called on the state government to outline a consolidated call centre strategy in order to entice businesses to invest in the island state.
Emerson Network Power's latest survey has indicated that by 2025, datacentres will be reliant on solar energy, NBN connectivity, and will take on a modular structure.
Then-opposition leader Tony Abbott was unwilling to budge on the Coalition's 2010 broadband policy during minority government negotiations, according to former Independent MP Rob Oakeshott
As American customers get themselves into a lather over the impost of fixed internet data caps, the reality is that soon, most internet users won't care or think about them.