Meanwhile, the NBN has been touted by the government as boosting Australia-wide productivity.
Network Extensions will initially only be available on fibre-to-the-node.
The 250Mbps and 1Gbps plans would only be available on fibre-to-the-premises and HFC networks.
Vocus CEO Kevin Russell attacks the CVC as a download tax, saying the market value of NBN is far less than what it had cost to build.
The company expects FY20 to be the peak year for experiencing market erosion from the NBN rollout.
Extra AU$200 million of capital expenditure in 2022 sinks plan to be cash flow positive in 2022.
It has acquired four companies in as many months.
An incumbent telco complaining of declining profitability meets a government wholesaler seeking a way to make a return.
Adjusted EBITDA of AU$608 million wiped out by AU$2 billion in payments to Telstra and Optus.
The Department of Communications is seeking input from the telecommunications industry, all levels of government, and other interested stakeholders on the grant element of the program.
Optus has deployed a firmware update to customer to reduce its outage rate.
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.
Finance Minister labels a potential NBN write-down as a political decision.
The Vocus-owned telco will compensate around 16,000 customers.
Vodafone Australia is sitting around the level of Aussie Broadband and MyRepublic in the latest ACCC Wholesale Market Indicators Report.
It is well on the way to hitting the 40,000km milestone of being able to circle the planet at the equator.
Telstra gained mobile customers, but lost revenue due to the migration of customers to the NBN.
People will move to higher speeds on the National Broadband Network if its prices are cut.
Under proposals from ACCAN, telcos and NBN would need to automatically compensate users for missing repair deadlines and appointments.
NBN has yet to switch on the G.fast 1Gbps capability, saying it will wait for more demand for higher speeds.
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.