broadband - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Vodafone finally makes its NBN play

    Vodafone has confirmed it is preparing to enter the National Broadband Network market, with the company’s CEO — Iñaki Berroeta — saying that the telco intends to offer its first fixed-line broadband services before the end of next year.

  • NBN eyes new discount scheme for RSPs in early 2017

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow expects that “if all goes well” NBN will implement a previously mooted discount system based on how much capacity per customer an individual retail service provider (RSP) provisions.

  • ACCC not ready to stop regulating ADSL just yet

    Although the National Broadband Network rollout is gathering pace, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes it should continue to regulate Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service.

  • Australians downloaded 2.1 exabytes in three months

    The latest Internet activity figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show continuing massive growth in downloads. Australians managed to download 2.1 exabytes of data — 2.1 million terabytes — over a three-month period ending June 2016.

  • Optus welcomes NBN decision on HFC

    Optus has said it welcomes a decision by NBN to roll out fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) in areas covered by the telco’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • NBN ditches Optus HFC for FTTdp

    NBN will not be using Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) assets outside of the one area — Redcliffe in Queensland — where they are currently used to provide National Broadband Network connections. Instead the company has announced it will proceed with a larger rollout of fibre to the distribution point in the areas within the Optus HFC footprint.

  • Coalition, Labor back new NBN committee

    Labor has backed a move by the government to create a joint standing committee that will scrutinise the rollout of the National Broadband Network until its completion, which is expected in 2020.

  • NBN narrows in on rollout cost, future revenue

    An update to NBN’s corporate plan reveals that the worst case scenario for completing the National Broadband Network rollout is somewhat better than it previously expected. Although NBN still expects peak funding for the rollout to be $49 billion, ­the worst case scenario is $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the previous corporate plan.​