ACCC: 8.1m broadband connections now on the NBN, more than 5.5m are 50Mbps or better There are now more than 8.1 million household and business services connected to the NBN, according to a new ACCC report.
19th February 2021
6G communications a Trillion dollar opportunity, says IDTechEx Phone systems change every ten years, and with 5G now rolling out worldwide, IDTechEx says it is time to plan 6G communications for 2030!
18th February 2021
Ex-officials close to Biden suggest US co-operate with, not confront, China A group of academics and ex-officials who are close to the Biden camp have suggested that the US co-operate with China rather than confront Beijing in many fields and also give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a role in the global build of 5G networks.
20th November 2020
Union criticises NBN Co chief for taking bonus despite cost blowout The union representing workers at the NBN Co has levelled strong criticism at the company over the fact that chief executive Stephen Rue has given himself a $1.2 million bonus while overseeing a cost blowout of $6.7 billion and not taken 300,000 premises into account in the rollout plan.
16th November 2020
Fletcher says 2021 will be year of 5G in Australia Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says next year will be the year of 5G in Australia as the Federal Government has scheduled allocations of both high-band and low-band spectrum for use by 5G services.
6th November 2020
NBN Co launches new campaign to incentivise Internet retailers National Broadband Network provider NBN Co has launched a campaign featuring new incentives for Internet retailers to sell higher speed broadband plans to customers.
22nd October 2020
ACCC restarts inquiry into NBN pricing, service proposals The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has recommenced its inquiry which is considering a proposal from National Broadband Network operator, NBN Co, that aims to address concerns about service standards for wholesale NBN products and the pricing of entry-level NBN services.
20th August 2020
S&P says Telstra must remain focused on implementing T22 strategy Global ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says Telstra needs to remain focused on implementing its T22 strategy as headwinds gather, after the telco revealed a slump in profits for 2019-20 due to the ongoing pandemic and the bushfires in summer.
14th August 2020
NBN Co's annual losses fall by half to $648m as rollout officially ends The annual losses incurred by NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, have been halved in 2019-20 year-on-year, according to the company's results which were announced on Tuesday.
11th August 2020
Selling NBN Co as monopoly definition of insanity: ex NBN CTO Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, the privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.
20th July 2020