Articles about Fiber
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but what's the situation now?
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said there is no conspiracy over fibre savings with the company reviewing the outcome of a trial of new fibre deployment technology and methods implemented in a trial in Victoria that was leaked to media earlier this month.
A new study found that ISPs have managed to reduce the average number of website connection errors experienced by customers by 35 percent in the past three months.
New Zealand's fibre to the premises and building rollout has beat its June target for premises passed by the fibre network.
Italy's path to broadband nirvana isn't going to be an easy one, but the new government is hoping that tax breaks and less red tape can help speed the process.
The former Qualcomm executive brings a wealth of experience, but Google reportedly wants his operational expertise in order to sign up even more cities to the high-speed Internet service.
Complementary fibre and cable TV see Norway's TDC seal the deal.
NBN Co is working to reduce the backlog of premises unable to order a service on the fibre network, with a new contract signed with Universal Communications Group.
NBN Co reacted hysterically to the publication of an internal trial review that found that FttP could be rolled out 61 percent faster and 50 percent cheaper than in previous rollouts. Here's what the company's Melton deployment trial taught it about managing contractors better.
The Vertigan cost-benefit analysis has further downgraded the role of fibre in the multi technology mix (MTM) model for the NBN - even though it also suggests that fibre isn't as relatively expensive as it used to be. What are we to make of this?
Labor-hating has become so popular that few bother remembering the real reason FttP was introduced without a CBA in the first place. But as the Coalition crows about a cost-benefit analysis justifying an FttN NBN 10 times costlier than Labor's own FttN policy, it's worth taking time out for a reality check.
Malcolm Turnbull would have been quietly relieved to preside over the unveiling of Australia's first FttN NBN customers. But the launch did nothing to clarify questions around the government's relationship with Telstra, the competitive stance of the Coalition's NBN, and the nagging suspicion that Turnbull is digging himself into a deep, deep hole.
Once a nation has universal fibre to the premises internet access, the question becomes, what's next?
Australian networks and datacentre company Vocus Communications will acquire ASG Group's Bentley datacentre for AU$11.7 million.
You know the NBN is dead when not even the FttN haters bother to shellac Malcolm Turnbull's blogs. As Telstra reasserts control over the NBN and the Coalition government flounders, can we actually expect anything from the NBN anymore?
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