• COMMENT: The real costs of FTTdp

    Chastened by recognition that there is near zero political support for pervasive fibre to the home anymore, recent “fibre fanatic” campaigning has gone into promoting Fibre-To-The-Distribution Point or Fibre-to-the-Curb. Commentators such as Internet Australia and academic Mark Gregory say that FTTdp should replace planned FTTN installations at once on the ...

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  • CommsDay announces a new awards series

    Communications Day will next year launch a new awards series for the Australian telecom industry. The Edisons will take place at Sydney’s Westin Hotel on Thursday 16 March 2017. The Edisons have one simple goal: To identify the best-of-breed businesses, organisations and individuals in each recognised industry vertical market and honour ...

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  • Labor to take FTTH to 39% of NBN

    The Australian Labor Party has revealed its hotly-awaited NBN election policy: a re-worked multi-technology mix with up to two million more households connected via FTTP than in the Coalition’s model, retaining the use of the Optus and Telstra HFC networks. The ALP has pledged to spend an extra A$3.4 billion ...

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  • COMMENT: The real costs of FTTdp

    Chastened by recognition that there is near zero political support for pervasive fibre to the home anymore, recent “fibre fanatic” campaigning has gone into promoting Fibre-To-The-Distribution Point or Fibre-to-the-Curb. Commentators such as Internet Australia and academic Mark Gregory say that FTTdp should replace planned FTTN installations at once on the ...

  • COMMENT: Fifield will be the minister for...

    If Malcolm Turnbull hadn’t become prime minister last week and won a by-election over the weekend he still would have been lauding a beautiful set of numbers today. Because today is the long-planned day for NBN to release its results from its FTTN trial in the Hunter region and commercially ...

  • COMMENT: Sorry MyRepublic but you are full...

    Singaporean upstart MyRepublic got a glory run in the popular press yesterday with its CEO having some fun bashing the NBN’s use of fibre to the node for half of its network. A four letter word was used and the media ran with it, predictably free of any context or ...

  • LYNCH COMMENT: How television is disrupting...

    Tonight, about four million Australians will watch the deciding match of the 2015 State of Origin rugby league series on broadcast TV. That is about one in six of the maximum possible audience—all watching one broadcast from one outlet. A slightly higher number—about five million Australians or less than one in ...

  • COMMENT: The ACCC's strike at competition...

    It’s hard not to read the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest annual report into telecommunications competition without breaking into a wry smile. The report is the usual listing of the claimed successes for competition policy such as price reductions in various services, market share shifts away from Telstra and reduced ...

  • LYNCH COMMENT: A defining moment for 5G...

    The GSM Association has finally defined what it means by 5G wireless in a major report released overnight in Europe. The group offers eight technical objectives which it says will define 5G. They are: 1 to 10Gbps connections to end points in the field (i.e. not theoretical maximum), 1 millisecond end-to-end ...

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