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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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Labor has more vision on 5G: Rowland

Labor has more vision on 5G: Rowland

The government must formulate a more detailed 5G plan that looks to 2030 and beyond and ties into the entire digital economy strategy, according to Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland.

July 23, 2018 by

NBN introduces virtual access to POIs

NBN introduces virtual access to POIs

It is no longer necessary for retail service providers to physically connect to all 121 points of interconnect in order to directly purchase CVC and AVC from NBN thanks to the new NNI link product.

July 5, 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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Huawei shows off Maglev train LTE: photos

Huawei shows off Maglev train LTE: photos

Representatives from network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei last week demonstrated the company's Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai.

May 23, 2010 by

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.

May 13, 2010 by

Blasting blackspots in Mt Isa: Photos

Blasting blackspots in Mt Isa: Photos

On Wednesday, NBN Co and Nextgen Networks commenced the first leg of the government's backhaul roll-out, which will battle Australia's connectivity blackspots.

February 17, 2010 by

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.

December 9, 2009 by

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.

December 4, 2008 by

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.

July 28, 2008 by

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.

March 2, 2008 by

Photos: Telstra launches T.Life concept store

Photos: Telstra launches T.Life concept store

The new interactive Telstra "flagship" store will be open from 2 November. Dubbed T.Life, the store is located at 400 George Street, on the corner of George and King on the group floor of the Telstra building.

October 31, 2007 by

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.

June 26, 2007 by

iiNet's Steve Dalby on NBN and piracy

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

NBN launches in Armidale

Just seven customers had been connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) trial services in Armidale ahead of the official launch with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

May 17, 2011

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