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NBN Co board member and Internode co-founder Simon Hackett has said that his first choice for Australia's National Broadband Network would have been 100 percent fibre.
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has said that Vodafone Hutchison Australia could be acquired by TPG within the next year as Australia's telecommunications industry heads down a consolidation road that will lead to just three major players.
As a result of Telstra having to work closer with NBN Co under the 'multi-technology mix' model of the NBN, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is mulling imposing a rule on NBN Co to ensure data is shared equally amongst Telstra and its retail competitors.
All Australian ISPs have the ability to offer unmetered access to Netflix, according to the streaming giant, which is hoping to make the practice of Australians accessing the US library 'a historical footnote'.
Telstra's new NBN migration plan outlines moves to extend the disconnection window for customers moving from one network to the other under the government's multi-technology model for the network.
Liberal senators on the NBN committee have claimed that the committee is an abuse of power used to bully NBN Co executives, and have called for the committee to be dissolved.
Optus has argued that Telstra should relinquish its universal service obligations and the associated funding it receives to NBN Co.
Sydney telco AusBBS is claiming to be the first in the Australian market to offer customers new retail fibre-to-the-basement network products supplied wholesale by TPG's subsidiary AAPT.
TPG's AU$1.4 billion acquisition of iiNet is 'what the market does', according to Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Australians wanting the lifestyle choice of fibre to the premises must soon pay NBN Co for the privilege.
NBN Co has named four suburbs in Queensland and New South Wales that will be the first to trial the company's hybrid fibre-coaxial networks.
'With the NBN, the first thing we threw out was ideology, lies, and spin': Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued that the Australian government should engage with the public in the same way he has around the National Broadband Network.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has flagged that it will cut Telstra's copper network wholesale pricing by 0.7 percent, despite the company arguing for a 7.2 percent price increase.
When NBN Co changed its metric to measure brownfields passed last year, the waters were muddied because it was not possible to equate apples with apples.
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.
We often get asked what we've seen this year in technology, so what better way to tell the story than with a round-up of the year's 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.
In our ongoing testing of wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers, we bring you the top 10 so far. Of course, everyone has a horror story about each, so feel free to comment below on the frustration within.
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.
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has unveiled its fibre roll-out plans for the next 12 months and has released maps of the next 19 sites set to get fibre.
ASG Group has launched its $10.3 million datacentre and $3.6 million cloud computing facility in Perth today, which it claims will withstand a one in 100-year flood event.
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.
The CeBIT 2011 action is over now, with stalls being dismantled in front of the ZDNet Australia team's eyes last night. But while it was alive, it was bustling and full of tech. Take a look at some of the stalls we visited.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) was officially launched at Armidale today by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Independent MP Tony Windsor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Telstra has this week made some predictions for what the world will be like in 2020, but it's not the first time the company has made grand predictions.
In a sit-down interview with ZDNet, Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that under a Coalition government, NBN Co will be more transparent and more business-like than it is today.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As long as you're a metropolitan broadband user, Telstra BigPond Wireless Broadband delivers well, but it can't be said to be an inexpensive broadband option.
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.
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.