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  • Exetel signs two-year NBN deal with Optus

    Exetel has signed a two-year deal with Optus Wholesale, under which Optus will exclusively deliver National Broadband Network aggregation services to the ISP.

  • 50Mbps NBN wireless on track for pre-Christmas launch

    NBN's speed boost to its fixed wireless service, which will see the potential maximum speed of connections increased to 50Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream, should be commercially available before Christmas.

  • NBN should be prepared for disaggregation: ACCC chair

    The chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has repeated his belief that NBN should be prepared for a potential future breakup of the company into separate entities.

  • ACCC signs off on NBN's HFC deal with Optus

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won't oppose NBN's move to acquire Optus' hybrid fibre-coaxial network and the revised agreement covering the migration of the telco's HFC customers to the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN still not sure about the state of Telstra's copper

    As NBN prepares for the commercial launch of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services on the National Broadband Network, the company's updated corporate plan reveals significant uncertainty remains about the state of Telstra's copper network.

  • NBN 2.0 costs more than expected

    NBN has confirmed that the revised National Broadband Network rollout is likely to cost more than was previously expected.

  • NBN's next million

    In FY16 NBN is aiming to have almost a million premises with active National Broadband Network services, NBN CEO Bill Morrow said this morning.

  • Telstra hits 211,000 NBN customers

    Telstra now has 211,000 customers with connections to the National Broadband Network, the telco said today.

  • NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • Government seeks smoother NBN transition for end users

    The federal government has launched a public consultation on its draft Migration Assurance Policy for the National Broadband Network, which is intended to provide a framework for a hassle-free experience for end users during their shift from the copper network to NBN fixed line services.

  • Give NBN more copper, says Optus

    Vodafone and Optus have called for a thoroughgoing overhaul of the Universal Service Obligation scheme, which is designed to make sure that all Australians have access to a 'standard telephone service' (STS).

  • Vodafone, Optus call for NBN boost to regional mobile coverage

    Vodafone and Optus have called for the National Broadband Network to be used to boost mobile coverage in regional areas.

  • Government moves to tackle potential FTTB problems

    The government has moved to allow the telecommunications industry to regulate interference issues potentially caused by the deployment of so-called 'next-generation' broadband technologies that rely on copper twisted pair cables.

  • Turnbull lauds NBN Co for latest rollout figures

    NBN (the government-owned company formerly known as NBN Co) has hit its target for the number of premises able to order services on the NBN (the National Broadband Network, not the company).

  • NBN issues quarterly construction update

    NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.