In this paper we outline a number of matters that have been raised in relation to Deep-fibre Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp), and address practical ways that FTTdp can be expected to deliver a maximum overall cost-benefit outcome for the Australian NBN. We conclude that FTTdp must be honestly evaluated if the nation is to achieve a maximal NBN capability outcome.
This article examines the views of a selection of national governments on the desirability of ubiquitous high speed broadband and any plans or policies in place to achieve this. It notes that 82 percent of investment in 2012-17 in the world?s developed countries is estimated to be in FTTH.
Our ?woeful FTTN NBN?: an open user letter; Another #Telstra outage ? some US hosted web sites affected; ?Netflix tax? to collect GST on overseas, ?digital? purchases; Hey you: Hayu is coming with enough reality SVOD TV to outflix competitors; Current strategies on Internet ?piracy? not working: IA; Australia now on piracy trust list; Warning: Phishing campaign hits mobile banking customers.
12th February 2016
Optus snares multi-year Olympic sponsorship deal; Fifield says ?first 1,000 ?happy homes? on FTTN connected in just 51 days; NEXTDC completes $120m capital raising; Watch out Telstra - Norway?s NetCom reaches 1 Gbit/s speeds with LTE Advanced Pro; Nokia and Nixu collaborate on international cybersecurity; Serial offender faces penalties for breaches of TCP code; Industry on the move.
17th December 2015
NBN launches FTTN service to RSPs, rollout to accelerate; MyNetFone claims Aussie first with Internet plan for renters; Chinese iTunes security breach described as worst hack in history; Skype outage being fixed, focus on restoring full service; ACCAN welcomes Sen Mitch Fifield as new Comms Minister.
22nd September 2015
Turnbull makes sweeping changes, appoints unknown Mitch Fifield as Communications Minister; NBN Watch: Rollout slower than ever; Service Stream awarded five year agreement with nbn ; NBN Co launching FTTN product to RSPs today; Aussie homes to online classrooms; Ericsson, HP get together on mobile networking; MyCloud is your Cloud
21st September 2015
NBN signs competitive MTM construction contracts; IPhone 6 success boosts Australian phone market ? and phablets booming; ACMA research shows 12% of Australians are mobile only for phone and Internet; Nokia collaborates on 5G research; AVG, ZTE partner in mobile security deal; Messaging: 200% traffic increase but revenues to decline by US$600 million; Inmarsat creates fourth L-band region; ITU study group for Smart Cities standards.
11th June 2015
Australia?s FTTN: Fiddling to the Node while FTTHome burns; TPG pipes in a winner against NBN in court case; Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Ericsson: top LTE vendors; CenturyLink, NextDC partner up to service Australian market; Most 2G/3G networks to stay on until 2020; Fall in telco customer complaints, service satisfaction levels ?mixed? ; Rio Tinto partners with Accenture for global cloud migration.
29th April 2015
AT&T?s switch to ?extraordinarily costly? FTTP - Australian NBN implications?; Big changes ahead for ?GenNBN? generation, says NBNCo; Optus among the top 3 most attractive ICT employers in OZ; Internet Society continues pressure on government over Internet policy.
27th April 2015
COVER STORY THE FTTN NBN TAKES SHAPE; Telstra and Optus NBN deals ?by Christmas?; First FTTN locations named; G.fast comes closer ? a boost for the NBN; Alcatel-Lucent launches commercial G.fast; G.fast explained (by Alcatel-Lucent) O PINION Regulator sides with Telstra on FAD pricing; Telstra responds to our criticism; Mint Wireless sacks CEO, share trading halte; Telstra moves into video advertising; China?s Houlin Zhao next ITU head; Optus 10 satellite completes in-orbit testing;...
24th October 2014