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The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's wholesale, open-access, fibre-to-the-somewhere 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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NBN to take FttC to MDUs

NBN to take FttC to MDUs

By supplying eight- and 16-port DPUs, NBN will be able to extend its fibre-to-the-curb network to multi-dwelling units, NetComm Wireless has announced.

September 2, 2018 by

Streaming media policy

Streaming media policy

Although there are many legitimate business reasons to access streamed audio and video files—such as engaging in training, reviewing industry-related content, and conducting research—there are also opportunities...

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NBN base case funding jumps to AU$51b following HFC pause

NBN base case funding jumps to AU$51b following HFC pause

NBN has said its HFC pause will impact revenue during the rollout by AU$700 million plus capex spend of AU$200 million; the wholesale pricing change will result in a AU$700 million deferral of revenue; and the fixed-wireless capacity upgrade program will result in an additional AU$800 million in capex.

August 30, 2018 by

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

2011: the year in photos

2011: the year in photos

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?

December 25, 2011 by

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

Best wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers

Best wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers

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.

October 23, 2011 by

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

Inside ASG's Perth datacentre: photos

Inside ASG's Perth datacentre: photos

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.

September 7, 2011 by

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

Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

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.

June 2, 2011 by

NBN Armidale launch: photos

NBN Armidale launch: photos

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.

May 17, 2011 by

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

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

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

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

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

NBN 'absolutely' still planning 5G fixed-wireless

NBN is still planning to deploy 5G across its fixed-wireless service, while also looking into NG-PON2 for FttP, G.mgfast for FttN/B/C, and Full Duplex DOCSIS for HFC to enable speeds of up to 10Gbps. Read more: https://zd.net/2NzMFvV

September 2, 2018

Kogan Mobile 'approaching' 400k customers

Kogan Mobile has reported revenue of AU$12 million for FY18, up 233.3 percent year on year from AU$3.6 million, with the provider claiming over 1 percent of all mobile phone users across Australia. Read more: https://zd.net/2OInl7b

August 19, 2018

ACMA completes NBN migration rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has introduced its final rules for the transition of consumers onto the NBN, including the requirements for line tests and copper speed tests. Read more: https://zd.net/2JOAKYh

July 24, 2018

NBN introduces virtual access to POIs

NBN has launched a virtual network-network interface product allowing retail service providers to access all 121 points of interconnect without needing to physically connect. Read more: https://zd.net/2MPwk5A

July 8, 2018

NBN complaints to the TIO rise 204 percent

Consumer complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) about the National Broadband Network (NBN) have risen by 204 percent year on year to 22,827 for the first half of the year. Read more: https://zd.net/2Hqv75G

April 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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