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NBN Co limits gigabit services to just 7 percent of HFC footprint – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

NBN Co has revealed it won’t offer 250 Mbps and up to gigabit speeds to its entire HFC footprint, constraining availability of the new high-speed plans to a subset of HFC users for at least a year. The limitations were disclosed as the network builder finally launched the 100/20 Mbps, 250/25 Mbps and up to […]

Aussie Broadband to let business customers self-serve NBN, value-adds – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Aussie Broadband is hoping a new self-service platform called Carbon will help differentiate it in the business market by enabling customers (and managed services partners) to provision NBN internet and value-adds like phone systems quickly and from one place. Carbon is an “elastic interconnect platform” that was built entirely in-house by Aussie Broadband’s development team. […]

Australian telcos cold on dynamic spectrum sharing for 5G, wireless – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australia will shelve investigations of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) for future 5G and wireless networks after the idea failed to gain traction with industry. DSA is a radio spectrum utilisation technique that allows spectrum to be shared by a number of parties based on their immediate need for it. The technique usually operates on a […]

NBN Co quotes at least 1200 customers on a switch to full fibre – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

NBN Co has seen a 360 percent rise in the number of quotes to customers wanting to pay their own way to full fibre over the past three years. The network builder provided a rare – albeit incomplete – look at the number of customers that pursue a user-pays upgrade to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) under its […]

NBN Co faces fresh pressure not to fully unwind free bandwidth boost – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

NBN Co is under renewed pressure to maintain some of the free bandwidth boost it has offered during the coronavirus lockdown period after its own research indicated that elevated demand for internet could extend beyond July. Figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today showed the aggregate impact of the temporary capacity […]

Bouygues says France should postpone 5G auction to year-end because of COVID-19 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France should postpone its planned auction of 5G frequencies to late 2020 or early 2021 because of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the head of one of France’s top conglomerates said on Saturday. In February, French telecoms regulator Arcep had said it was hoping to award the 5G licences by June, but after France went […]

UK plans cut in Huawei’s 5G network involvement – newspaper report – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s involvement in Britain’s 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. Johnson has asked officials to make plans to reduce China’s involvement in British infrastructure to zero by 2023, the newspaper reported […]

Aussie Broadband to offer ‘best effort’ gigabit NBN plans for $149 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Aussie Broadband is set to launch up to gigabit speed residential NBN plans at the end of this week, priced at $149 a month. The retail service provider (RSP) is moving into the market after NBN Co unveiled plans late last year to introduce a more affordable “up to” gigabit tier with a heavily asymmetric […]

Telstra CEO wants NBN upgrade paths reflected in govt policy – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Telstra CEO Andy Penn wants a “long term” strategy for Australian telecommunications to be developed with government, spelling out upgrade paths for the NBN and removing barriers to 5G and edge compute deployments. Penn laid out a broad policy wishlist on Monday, in which he sought to use the restart from COVID-related lockdowns as a […]