Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tassie NBN 2nd release sites build begins - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Tassie NBN 2nd release sites build begins - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has welcomed the commencement of construction at the second release sites in Tasmania for the National Broadband Network (NBN) today, with construction commencing last month as scheduled, according to NBN Co."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Telco cloud risk shifts to NBN: Alcatel - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Telco cloud risk shifts to NBN: Alcatel - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Telstra is better off selling cloud services on the National Broadband Network (NBN) than through its existing copper network, as much of the risk for providing the services will shift to NBN Co, according to Alcatel-Lucent."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NBN Co taps 'commercial maths' for network design - Voice & Data - Technology - News - CRN Australia

NBN Co taps 'commercial maths' for network design - Voice & Data - Technology - News - CRN Australia: "NBN Co has inked a $6.5 million licensing contract for network optimisation software that could reduce construction costs by up to 20 percent.

The software, from Victorian ‘commercial mathematics’ firm Biarri, combines 10 algorithms that describe existing infrastructure, NBN Co’s reference architecture, and costs."

iTWire - 20 December 2011: Telstra’s NBN D-Day

iTWire - 20 December 2011: Telstra’s NBN D-Day: "In the first of a series of insightful and useful articles examining Telstra’s $11 billion deal with NBN Co and the Federal Government last week, local VoIP developer and telco commentator Michael Wyres points out that all of the conditions contained in the massive deal must be satisfied by one special day: 20 December this year."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thodey moves to placate shareholders over NBN deal

Thodey moves to placate shareholders over NBN deal: "TELSTRA'S chief executive has sought to reassure shareholders after its share price fell 17¢ in two days following last week's agreement with NBN Co by hinting that dividends may rise."

Residents still in dark, but fearful of broadband costs | The Australian

Residents still in dark, but fearful of broadband costs | The Australian: "Small-business adviser Tom Laing shares local concerns about connecting to the NBN, but is lining up and waiting for the Prime Minister to flick the switch."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The rollout kicks in

The rollout kicks in: "WHEN Julia Gillard switched on the national broadband network in Armidale last month, critics were quick to ridicule the tiny number of test customers."

Stilgherrian · willunga

Stilgherrian · willunga: "Willunga, just south of Adelaide, is one of the first mainland locations to be getting the National Broadband Network’s optical fibre. On Thursday I spoke with radio 1395 FIVEaa’s Mark Aiston and Jane Reilly about the NBN and what it’ll mean for consumers."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NBN connects test customers in Willunga - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

NBN connects test customers in Willunga - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Hot off the heels of the launch in Armidale last month, Willunga looks set to get its first National Broadband Network (NBN) trial customer on Monday."

Telstra signs $11b deal with NBN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Telstra signs $11b deal with NBN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Telstra has confirmed it has signed an $11 billion deal with the NBN Co to allow the new high-speed broadband network to use Telstra's existing network and infrastructure."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Telstra, Optus reach national broadband network agreements with government | News.com.au

Telstra, Optus reach national broadband network agreements with government | News.com.au: "THE Government's plan to bring high-speed broadband to most Australians is two steps closer to reality following agreements with the nation's largest telecommunications companies Telstra and Optus."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Press Release: NBN Co and Fujitsu Announce Agreement for End User Technology Services

Press Release: NBN Co and Fujitsu Announce Agreement for End User Technology Services: "Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Limited (FANZ) and NBN Co announced today that they have entered into a three-year contract to provide End User Technology Services (EUTS) – desktop support services – for all NBN Co staff."

iTWire - NBN Co hires music anti-piracy chief

iTWire - NBN Co hires music anti-piracy chief: "The National Broadband Network Company today confirmed it had hired one of the most high-profile executives working for the music industry's Australian anti-piracy taskforce, Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI)."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Turnbull NBN greenfields idea wins support - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Turnbull NBN greenfields idea wins support - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "TransACT has come out in support of Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's potential amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2011, which would enable developers to get fibre installed and then be compensated by the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co)."

NBN Co Offering Fibre To Wireless Customers If They Pay | Gizmodo Australia

NBN Co Offering Fibre To Wireless Customers If They Pay | Gizmodo Australia: "The reason the NBN includes a percentage of the population getting wireless instead of fibre is that Australia’s geography and size make it very, very expensive to connect some remote homes. But it’s not impossible, which is why it’s great to hear that NBN Co is offering to connect Tasmanian residents outside the fibre footprint, so long as they foot the bill…"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

NBN to connect those it misses if they can pay | The Australian

NBN to connect those it misses if they can pay | The Australian: "NBN Co has started inviting Tasmanian residents living outside the fibre footprint of the National Broadband Network to extend the reach of the fibre cable to their homes so long as they pay the cost of construction."

Friday, June 17, 2011

NBN Co approval of $9b Telstra deal goes down to the wire

NBN Co approval of $9b Telstra deal goes down to the wire: "THE board of the government company seeking a $9 billion deal with Telstra may approve the finalised document today, opening the way for Telstra to start the irreversible process of separating its copper network."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NBN will change 3.7% ADSL share: iiNet - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

NBN will change 3.7% ADSL share: iiNet - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Australia's number two DSL provider iiNet currently only services 3.7 per cent of the premises, with ADSL in the first release sites passed by National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre, but the company is projecting that this will grow as the roll-out progresses."

Top 10 ways to use the cloud - Technology

Top 10 ways to use the cloud - Technology: "No doubt there were countless entrepreneurs glued to their computer screens this week when Apple chief executive Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce new software for the iPhone, iPad and Mac platforms.

By far the biggest announcement this week was the new iCloud service, which will allow businesses to back-up and share content across a number of devices, including documents and media."

National Broadband Network a huge boost to our bid to land the $2.5 billion SKA project, says CSIRO | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au

National Broadband Network a huge boost to our bid to land the $2.5 billion SKA project, says CSIRO | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au: "FORGET about how quickly you can download porn, the real reason the NBN is awesome is because it may make the world's biggest radio telescope network a reality.

Dr Brian Boyle of the CSIRO said the fibre-optic broadband network was one of the reasons Australia was suitable to host the $2.5 billion SKA project."

Consultation leads to first course for NBN

Consultation leads to first course for NBN: "THE first NBN-specific qualification has been endorsed after months of consultation between NBN Co, industry training bodies and construction companies."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Telstra shares soar to highest in 10 months on NBN deal rumours | News.com.au

Telstra shares soar to highest in 10 months on NBN deal rumours | News.com.au: "TELSTRA shares have jumped to their highest level in almost 10 months amid speculation that the group will imminently finalise a deal on the roll-out of the national broadband network."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Double-the-Data boost for Telstra bundle customers - Media Announcement – About Telstra

Double-the-Data boost for Telstra bundle customers - Media Announcement – About Telstra: "Telstra today released a new Complete Home Bundles range with twice the broadband data allowances of the previous Bundles. "

Monday, June 6, 2011

Five firms land National Broadband Network deals | The Australian

Five firms land National Broadband Network deals | The Australian: "NBN Co is expected to deliver today a draft agreement to the five contractors still seeking to secure construction work as part of the main fibre broadband rollout."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

nbn ramp-up to take 18 months - www.thebull.com.au

nbn ramp-up to take 18 months - www.thebull.com.au: "The builders of the national broadband network will not be in full production mode for another 18 months and it is too early to speculate about profits and volumes, NBN Co acting chief executive Kevin Brown says."

Saturday, June 4, 2011

All signals go for NBN train | The Australian

All signals go for NBN train | The Australian: "WHETHER you are ready or not, the NBN train seems destined to leave the station, raising real question marks over just what the Coalition can do to stop if it wins government in the near term."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

NBN Co

NBN Co: "Recent Highlights"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ecommerce: National Digital Economy Strategy launched

Ecommerce: National Digital Economy Strategy launched: "Communication minister Senator Stephen Conroy today launched the long-awaited Digital Economy Strategy plotting how the government aims to leverage broadband to improve the economy."

Conroy’s NBN spin is a fool’s paradise: $7,700 in savings all pie in the sky - Liberal Party of Australia

Conroy’s NBN spin is a fool’s paradise: $7,700 in savings all pie in the sky - Liberal Party of Australia: "Claims by Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy that every household connected to the National Broadband Network would save $148 a week was simply pie in the sky economics, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Luke Hartsuyker said today."

Contracts awarded for NBN construction | News.com.au

Contracts awarded for NBN construction | News.com.au: "NBN Co has chosen Ericsson to supply wireless broadband services in remote areas for the national broadband network."