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  • NBN ‘aggressively’ seeking to cut FTTC costs

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow says the company is “aggressively looking” at how it can further cut the costs of deploying fibre to the curb (FTTC) in order to use the technology in more areas that would otherwise receive fibre to the node (FTTN) or hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connections.

    24 Nov. 17 14:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Exetel eyes further growth in business sector

    Internet service provider Exetel announced today it had struck a deal worth more than $40 million over two years that will allow it to supply Telstra Ethernet Access to its corporate customers.

    21 Nov. 17 10:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN revenue grows, but revenue per user steady

    NBN has reported first quarter revenue of $405 million, up 124 per cent year-on-year. However, average monthly revenue per user — ARPU — has remained steady at $43.

    14 Nov. 17 13:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • What happens to the NBN after 2020?

    The rollout of the National Broadband Network is expected to be completed in 2020, with NBN working towards its government-mandated target of having 25 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband available to all Australian premises, and 50Mbps available to at least 90 per cent of premises connected with fixed-line technologies. A new Nokia-commissioned report from analyst firm Ovum asks: What happens next?

    13 Nov. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • TPG plans discussions with ACCC over FTTN, FTTB NBN speeds

    A spokesperson for TPG — whose subsidiaries include iiNet and Internet — says the company has taken note of the recent undertaking made by Telstra to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to compensate tens of thousands of customers with NBN connections.

    09 Nov. 17 16:21 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN speeds: Dodo and iPrimus may compensate customers

    Vocus says it has been reviewing its NBN services since the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued guidance on retail service providers’ marketing of broadband speeds on the National Broadband Network.

    09 Nov. 17 14:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall

    Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security professionals to constantly evaluate their defenses. When deploying a next-generation firewall these are the major factors to consider.

    09 Nov. 17 05:51 Written by Brandon Butler
  • NBN details 1Gbps service for businesses

    ​NBN has detailed its plans to launch a wholesale 1 gigabit per second (Gpbs) symmetrical enterprise Ethernet product, with an industry trial expected to begin this month.

    06 Nov. 17 08:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra acquires MTData to bolster connected vehicle play

    Telstra has acquired Australian company MTData in a move the telco said would “fast track” its enterprise connected vehicle services as part of its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.

    01 Nov. 17 16:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC questions NBN cost recovery arrangements

    A draft report on the state of Australian’s communications market calls for the government to consider a number of radical changes to the policy settings governing the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

    30 Oct. 17 11:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra details SD-WAN offering

    SD-WAN will be offered as a service on the Telstra Programmable Network thanks to a partnership with VeloCloud.

    26 Oct. 17 17:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Lions Eye Institute moved beyond break/fix

    Investing in a flexible infrastructure monitoring platform has helped the IT team at the Lions Eye Institute slashed service desk calls and free up resources to take a more proactive approach to technology, according to the organisation’s chief information officer, Rod Bacon.

    26 Oct. 17 15:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
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