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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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NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has thrown its doors open for the seventh time in as many years, inviting all to see what's next in cutting-edge technology and also to open the Digital Productivity Showcase, a demonstration of future applications that will likely use and show the capabilities of the National Broadband Network.

February 23, 2012 by in Networking

Inside NBN's $32.5m 'nerve centre': photos

Inside NBN's $32.5m 'nerve centre': photos

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has opened its Network Operations and Test Facility (NOTF), which it calls the "nerve centre" of the NBN. Take a walk with ZDNet Australia to see what the back end of Australia's biggest network will be like.

November 24, 2011 by in Networking

Telstra's AGM: photos

Telstra's AGM: photos

Today's Annual General Meeting marked an historic day for Telstra as shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favour of the $11 billion deal with the National Broadband Network Company. ZDNet Australia was there to catch all the action.

October 17, 2011 by in NBN

Why Armidale took the NBN launch prize

Why Armidale took the NBN launch prize

Townsville, not Armidale was set to be the mainland launch site for the National Broadband Network (NBN), but when Tropical Cyclone Yasi hit, Armidale stepped up, according to NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.

June 16, 2011 by in NBN

NBN Co visits Prysmian fibre factory: pics

NBN Co visits Prysmian fibre factory: pics

Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems was awarded a contract of up to $300 million this week to supply fibre-optic cables for the National Broadband Network (NBN). NBN Co head Mike Quigley visited the company's Dee Why factory after the announcement.

January 19, 2011 by in NBN

NBN roll-out in action: Kiama

NBN roll-out in action: Kiama

Work is well underway in putting fibre in the ground of the first mainland roll-out sites for the Federal Government's $37.5 billion National Broadband Network project. ZDNet Australia took a trip to one of the sites to see how the project was unfolding.

January 9, 2011 by in Networking

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.

December 7, 2010 by in Networking

Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.

November 11, 2010 by in Networking

Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.

August 17, 2010 by in NBN

Content owners don't back AFACT: iiNet

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

June 2, 2011 by in NBN

Success in the cloud: conference watch

Join this free web conference at 9am from the Salesforce.com event -- Cloudforce Sydney. Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobility & Open Technologies will be the topics discussed by the Industry Panel -- Ian Birks (AIIA), Kendall Collins (Salesforce.com), Jim Hassell ( NBN), Dr Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum) & hosted by Brian Haverty (ZDNet Australia).

May 5, 2011 by in CXO

Gillard's diary dictates NBN live date

July has arrived, but the first National Broadband Network (NBN) service is yet to be turned on, despite former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd having nominated this month as the go-live time. According to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, the start of services will be dictated by new Prime Minister Julia Gillard's diary.

June 30, 2010 by in NBN

NetComm NCT240

NetComm NCT240

NetComm have offered a small scale DSLAM designed for hotels, serviced apartments or serviced offices. We found it to be a very robust device which is easy to deploy and manage.

February 12, 2008 by in Networking

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3's new mobile broadband card is almost a no-brainer: It sprints along on 3's current 3G network and will kick into overdrive following the 3.6Mbps HSDPA network overhaul, slips into notebook ExpessCard and PC Card slots and to top it off, has exceptional pricing plans.

November 23, 2006 by in Networking

iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.

April 9, 2006 by in Networking

Unwired Wireless Card

Unwired Wireless Card

While the speed and pricing plans make it appealing for those who aren't deskbound, Unwired's Wireless Card is cruelled by the lack of true mobility and the Sydney-only coverage, which itself is undeniably patchy.

January 2, 2006 by in Networking

Vodafone Mobile Connect

Vodafone Mobile Connect

Aggressive pricing, a slice of speed-boosting tech and a tempting 'unlimited' downloads plan puts Vodafone in pole position in the race for 3G datacard customers.

December 18, 2005 by in Networking

OzEmail Metrowide Wireless

OzEmail Metrowide Wireless

It's not exactly cheap, but if you want wireless broadband on the go -- and critically, if you live in the right bits of the correct cities -- then it's your best current choice.

February 7, 2005 by in Networking

Engin Voice Box

Engin Voice Box

If you're a heavy phone user who can deal with having yet another home phone number, then Engin's voice box could save you serious money.

December 20, 2004 by in Networking

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