Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NBN Co wholesale pricing too high: Telstra - Telstra, special access undertaking (SAU), optus, nbn co, national broadband network, accc - Computerworld

NBN Co wholesale pricing too high: Telstra - Telstra, special access undertaking (SAU), optus, nbn co, national broadband network, accc - Computerworld: "Telstra has criticised NBN Co for having too much flexibility over pricing of National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesale services in a submission to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) consultation paper."

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Telcos seek ACCC veto on NBN contracts - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Telcos seek ACCC veto on NBN contracts - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Internet service providers (ISPs) have used the competition regulator's review of NBN Co's special-access undertaking (SAU) to call for more oversight of the company's one-year contracts.

The company's SAU, submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) late last year, sets out the pricing and regulatory framework on which the National Broadband Network (NBN) will operate for the next 30 years. The SAU gives the ACCC powers to intervene in disputes between access seekers and NBN Co over pricing and non-pricing conditions on the network."

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NBN to revise Optus no-criticism demand | The Australian

NBN to revise Optus no-criticism demand | The Australian: "NBN Co has been forced to significantly revise its demands that Optus not criticise the nation's biggest infrastructure project in key regions for 15 years.

NBN Co and Optus had agreed that, as part of an $800 million deal, Optus would not criticise the NBN for 15 years when marketing its own wireless data services in areas where it will migrate hybrid fibre-coaxial cable customers on to the NBN."

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Internode NBN FOI request rejected - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Internode NBN FOI request rejected - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "update The Freedom of Information Commissioner has upheld a decision by NBN Co not to release the full details of its $11 billion deal with Telstra to rival internet service provider Internode under Freedom of Information laws.

Internode first put in a request for the four agreements between NBN Co on 23 June 2011, when Telstra and NBN Co first announced that they had made a definitive agreement. The deal sees Telstra lease its ducts and pits to NBN Co and decommission its copper and hybrid fibre-coaxial networks in fibre areas while shifting its fixed-line customers onto the NBN."

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NBN Co implements Oracle solutions for Greenfields site - telcommunications, oracle, nbn co, national broadband network, Greenfields - ARN

NBN Co implements Oracle solutions for Greenfields site - telcommunications, oracle, nbn co, national broadband network, Greenfields - ARN: "NBN Co has recently implemented Oracle solutions to provide its complete IT infrastructure.

The company, which aims to connect 93 per cent of homes, schools and workplaces with optical fibre to the premises, has implemented a range of Oracle’s complete, open and integrated applications to disk solutions at its Greenfields site in Western Australia."

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

iTWire - $20.6m to pilot NBN based telehealth

iTWire - $20.6m to pilot NBN based telehealth: "The Federal Government has launched a telehealth pilot program that will use the National Broadband Network to provide services to older Australians, people living with cancer and those requiring palliative care."

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Homeowners want high-speed broadband and they want it now | News.com.au

Homeowners want high-speed broadband and they want it now | News.com.au: "HOUSING estate developers are rolling out their own high-speed broadband because they cannot wait for the Federal Government's National Broadband Network.
Rod Binedell, development manager of Mandalay estate at Beveridge, north of the city, said buyers wanted the latest technology in their new homes."

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Telstra is expected to sign NBN deal soon | The Australian

Telstra is expected to sign NBN deal soon | The Australian: "TELSTRA could sign a key commercial agreement with the NBN Co as early as this week, paving the way for it to sign up NBN customers.

Telstra remains the nation's only major telecoms company not to sign on to an NBN Wholesale Broadband Agreement (WBA), after Optus on Friday put to bed its concerns over the document and agreed to terms with the NBN Co."

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

NBN Co to launch fixed wireless network trial - nbn co, national broadband network, fixed wireless - Computerworld

NBN Co to launch fixed wireless network trial - nbn co, national broadband network, fixed wireless - Computerworld: "From April 2012, NBN Co will be offering a free trial of its fixed wireless network for six months to National Broadband Network (NBN) first release sites including Armidale, Tamworth and Toowoomba.

Telecommunications and internet service providers (ISPs) will have access to a 12 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload wholesale service."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Many businesses not ready for NBN | News.com.au

Many businesses not ready for NBN | News.com.au: "MANY Australian businesses are unprepared to reap the benefits of the National Broadband Network just as the nation suffers a slowdown in the non-mining economy, according to new research."

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NBN Co finalises agreement for construction in SA and NT - Government News: Government News and Issues

NBN Co finalises agreement for construction in SA and NT - Government News: Government News and Issues: "The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Senator Penny Wong, has announced that NBN Co has reached agreement for the volume rollout of fibre in South Australia and the Northern Territory. "

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

AdNews: NBN boss to outline multicast TV at ASTRA

AdNews: NBN boss to outline multicast TV at ASTRA: "NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley will keynote the annual ASTRA subscription TV conference in March on innovation, where he will outline the impact the national broadband network will have on content and broadcasting. "

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Monday, January 16, 2012

NBN the 'telework game changer': Conroy - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

NBN the 'telework game changer': Conroy - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "The National Broadband Network (NBN) is the "game changer" that will benefit firms and their employees by increasing teleworking, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has said.

Conroy said that more firms and employees are destined to gain economic, social and environmental benefits from telework, lifting productivity and cost savings, and increasing workplace flexibility."

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NBN wireless nets NIMBY-pamby opposition - Full Duplex - Blogs - ZDNet Australia

NBN wireless nets NIMBY-pamby opposition - Full Duplex - Blogs - ZDNet Australia: "When The Wild One's Marlon Brando was famously asked what he was rebelling against, he asked, simply, "Whaddya got?" These days, proponents of the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) movement — whose adherents argue that the dangerous equipment, hazardous substances and morally questionable practices associated with modern life are fine so long as other people have to deal with them — have added the NBN to their list of things to rebel against."

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

NBN Co picks 5 companies for wireless trial - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

NBN Co picks 5 companies for wireless trial - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "Five companies have signed up to conduct trials of NBN Co's fixed-wireless long-term evolution (LTE) network, ZDNet Australia has learned.

A source close to the agreement told ZDNet Australia that NBN Co has selected five companies to trial services on the fixed-wireless network that will cover four of the final 7 per cent of premises in Australia not covered by the fibre roll-out."

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Too few players on NBN's level field? - Twisted Wire - Blogs - ZDNet Australia

Too few players on NBN's level field? - Twisted Wire - Blogs - ZDNet Australia: "Michael Malone, Simon Hackett and Mike Quigley discuss whether the structure of the National Broadband Network forced Internode's sale to iiNet.

Simon Hackett, the founder of Internode, has been saying for some time that very few companies will be able to afford the cost of providing national coverage with the NBN. It gets down to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision to overturn NBN Co's plans for just 14 points of interconnect. Instead, to protect the backhaul industry, the regulator insisted on 121 points on the new network, escalating the cost of providing true national coverage."

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NBN preps wireless towers, locals rebel - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

NBN preps wireless towers, locals rebel - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "As the NBN Co begins to lodge its planning applications for towers for its long-term evolution (LTE) fixed wireless network, the company is already facing backlash from local residents.

In November and December last year, contractors acting on behalf of the NBN Co began lodging a number of applications for the erection of towers in the initial launch sites in areas surrounding Geraldton in Western Australia, Toowoomba in Queensland, Tamworth in New South Wales, Ballarat in Victoria and Darwin in the Northern Territory."

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Senator David Bushby : News Room - Shocking Admission On NBN

Senator David Bushby : News Room - Shocking Admission On NBN: "Liberal Senator for Tasmania David Bushby says the admission by NBN Co that the take-up rate for the National Broadband Network is ‘immaterial’ is outrageous.
Senator Bushby yesterday raised concerns about the lack of interest in the NBN, as well as delays in the roll-out."

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Under 50% of ISPs sign onto NBN contract - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia

Under 50% of ISPs sign onto NBN contract - Communications - News - ZDNet Australia: "update Just three days out from the expiration of a trial agreement, less than half of the active internet service providers (ISPs) on the National Broadband Network (NBN) have signed the new year-long contract with NBN Co to wholesale its services."

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wi-fi win for regional towns - State News - Agribusiness and General - General - The Land

Wi-fi win for regional towns - State News - Agribusiness and General - General - The Land: "IT SEEMS Gunnedah Shire Council has started a trend, with Forbes Shire Council poised to sign on the dotted line and three other councils possibly following suit, in a scheme revolutionising high-speed internet for rural users.
Gunnedah Council was the first to team up with TUPS Company to deliver high-speed wi-fi internet to doctors, patients, school students and every business and resident in town."

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

NBN Co sees 4000 connections - Government News: Government News and Issues

NBN Co sees 4000 connections - Government News: Government News and Issues: "National broadband implementer, NBN Co has released figures that show about 4000 homes and businesses were connected to Australia’s national broadband network at the end of 2011.

Of the 4000, about 2315 premises have signed up to use the fibre optic service and 1700 in rural and remote Australia were receiving broadband via the interim satellite service, which was launched only six months ago."

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012