Huawei, ZTE to be excluded from Australia’s 5G network Chinese telecommunications equipment providers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation have both been blocked from participating in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia.

23rd August 2018


Southern Cross Cables ready for Next Sydney landfall Southern Cross Cables has completed the Sydney bore for its Next subsea cable and finalised a deal that makes fibre network operator Superloop a direct customer.

9th July 2018


Australians may have lost interest in the NBN: study A newly published study has questioned whether Australians have now lost interest in their national broadband network, the NBN, given the time it is taking to roll out the network nationally and the negative stories about disappointing speeds and connection issues.

27th June 2018


ACMA releases industry standards for moving to NBN The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released two industry standards that it says will help consumers make a smooth transition to the country's national broadband network, the NBN.

22nd June 2018


The NBN can make a difference both in terms of the geographical availability of broadband access and in the maximum access speeds provided. We find that the NBN will extend fixed-line broadband availability only marginally. In terms of access speed, we find that a further 17% of the population will have access to 10 Mb/s downstream and a further 65% of the population will have access to 25 Mb/s.

March 2018


NBN Co chief Morrow to quit by end of 2018 NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow is leaving the company by the end of the year, according to a statement from the company.

5th April 2018


Australia-Singapore cable laying gets underway Laying of the Australia-Singapore subsea cable has commenced, with two ships laying two distinct sections from near Christmas Island to Fremantle, and the other in shallow water between Singapore and Christmas Island.

29th March 2018


NBN Co opens lab to train workers for network field tasks NBN Co will provide training and assessments for more than 2000 in-field workers on how to deploy, activate and maintain the network, using simulation as a teaching tool.

26th March 2018


Telstra profits drop on back of Ooyala investment disaster Telstra?s profitability has taken a big hit from its disastrous investment in US-based business Ooyala with the big telco reporting profit for the six months to the end of December plunged by 5% to $1.7 billion compared to the previous half year.

16th February 2018


NordVPN warns Aust Govt against anti-encryption bill A newly proposed anti-encryption bill in Australia would have dire consequences on all Australians? Internet privacy and security, according to VPN provider NordVPN

25th January 2018