NBN Co rollout & ARPU progress: Gary McLaren

*This article republished thanks to Gary McLaren who kindly gave permission. It first appeared on Gary’s blog here  I have added a new chart this week as an estimate of the revenue impact of NBN Co’s activation rate continuing below its target for since the end of 2017. This…



The Australian Federal Court has ordered Optus Internet to pay penalties of A$1.5 million for making misleading representations to customers about their transition from the Singtel-owned company’s HFC network to the National Broadband Network. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, during the period…


NBN is set to launch a new wholesale business-grade satellite service for remote and rural Australia, focusing on areas where to date there may have been limited or no coverage with no fixed line service. The move builds on an A$184 million deal struck with Speedcast…

Mudgee’s Harbour first RSP to offer NBN Co’s new 50Mbps residential fibre plan

Mudgee-based telco Harbour ISP has launched a new NBN residential fibre plan, offering its customers a higher internet broadband performance at current pricing levels.

NBN Co teams with Melbourne Uni, UTS on new tech research

NBN Co – the company building Australia’s national broadband network – has announced key new collaborative agreements with the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology Sydney. The partnerships will focus on research and development of technologies such as robotics, Internet of Things, technology…

ACCAN calls for ‘urgent reforms’ as telco complaints soar 28.7% year-on-year

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network is calling for urgent reforms as complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have risen by 28.7 percent in the six months to December 2017, compared to the same period the previous year. The Australian telecoms consumer body said the…

NBN Co launches new ICT channel to improve connections process

NBN Co has unveiled a new information and communications technology channel, aimed at supplying technology consultants and vendors with key information and support to enable them to better help businesses connect to the national broadband access network.

NBN ramps up FTTC, relaunches HFC

NBN is ramping up its fibre-to-the-curb footprint, with an additional 440,000 properties previously earmarked to receive fibre-to-the-node or HFC to get the faster FTTC connections.

NetComm Wireless aims for US, Europe expansion on the back of NBN partnership

NetComm Wireless has set out its strategy to step up its foray into the US and European markets building on the firm’s’ track record as a key supplier to the NBN.

Challenger telcos demand NBN rethink, seat at decision-making table

A chorus of Aussie telcos outside the Big Four say “innovation is being stifled” by the current national broadband network’s pricing and regulatory environment, and have demanded a greater voice as a result, saying consumers are losing out from reduced competition in the market.

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