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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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​ITU approves G.fast DSL high-speed broadband standard

​ITU approves G.fast DSL high-speed broadband standard

The International Telecommunications Union has approved the G.fast broadband technology standard, allowing it to become broadly commercially available in a bid to help service providers deliver speeds over DSL of up to 1Gbps in mixed-technology broadband delivery scenarios.

published December 7, 2014 by

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Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

published May 13, 2010 by

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Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

published December 9, 2009 by

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Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Telstra today gave some insight into the logistics of what needs to be done in order to build a national broadband network over the next five years — we also had a peek into one of the company's nodes.

published December 4, 2008 by

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Photos: Pipe Networks' submarine cable

Photos: Pipe Networks' submarine cable

Pipe Network's Sydney to Guam fibre-optic cable, which is due to go online June next year, makes its way up out of the sea to this landing station in Cromer, where the data from the undersea cable is transferred to terrestrial cables.

published July 28, 2008 by

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Photos: Inside NEC's NECXT life showcase

Photos: Inside NEC's NECXT life showcase

At the "NECXT life" product showcase in Sydney, NEC gave us the chance to explore a "day in the a life of NEC". Our photo gallery reveals that such a day involves digital signs, VoIP, LCDs, waterproof notebooks and CCTV.

published March 2, 2008 by

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Photos: Australian broadband coverage

Photos: Australian broadband coverage

With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.

published June 26, 2007 by

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Tas NBN kit different to national roll-out?

The national roll-out of the Federal Government's National Broadband Network (NBN) is unlikely to use the same equipment that has been installed in the first portion of the network's build involving three Tasmanian suburbs, according to the chief executive Mike Quigley of NBN Co, the company charged with building it.

published June 29, 2010 by

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NBN Co late on business case

NBN Co has not yet delivered its business case to the Federal Government, despite having previously said it would be handed over by 31 May, the group's chief executive Mike Quigley confirmed this week.

published June 28, 2010 by

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Minchin would bring back OPEL

If the Coalition were back in power today it would bring back the $950 million rural broadband network plans which Communications Minister Stephen Conroy cancelled, Shadow Minister Nick Minchin said in a video interview with ZDNet.com.au last week.

published March 8, 2009 by

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Video: ACCC boss shows Telstra the way

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel took Telstra to task this week for not switching on high-speed ADSL2+ broadband nationwide. "Telstra argues that regulatory barriers are preventing it from rolling out ADSL2+ to more [telephone] exchanges," Samuel said in a landmark address to the annual conference of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group in Sydney.

published March 8, 2007 by

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