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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

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

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

NBN launching new wholesale pricing next month

Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) is attempting to push speeds, with its new wholesale pricing options launching next month after several months of consulting with industry. Read more: https://zd.net/2IZjobv

April 16, 2018

NBN CEO rules out using 5G to become a mobile player

Speaking to Senate Estimates on Tuesday, NBN's soon-to-depart CEO Bill Morrow said the company has no plans, nor any strategic discussions, to offer a mobile service off the back of its 5G spectrum holdings. Read more: https://zd.net/2Hae4oc

April 11, 2018

NBN CEO to leave by end of year

Bill Morrow announced that he will be stepping down from his role by the end of the year after serving as CEO at the company for almost five years. Read more: https://zd.net/2ItBDpd

April 5, 2018

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