Deep Fibre Broadband

By Gary McLaren | Articles on the need for "deep fibre" broadband to support the digital networked economy. Covering fixed, mobile and wifi networks - as all need fibre deployed deeper as our digital network grows

Patton urges NBN Co chief Morrow to 'cut out the spin'

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow's claim that any upgrades to Australia's national broadband network will be funded by the company itself have been …

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How Australia Bungled Its $36 Billion High-Speed Internet Rollout

BRISBANE, Australia — Fed up with Australian internet speeds that trail those in most of the developed world, Morgan Jaffit turned to a more reliable method of data transfer: the postal system.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have downloaded Hand of Fate, an action video game …

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NBN monopoly screws everyone equally and should be privatised

In the time before Kevin Rudd, what customers were willing to pay determined our internet speeds, the technologies employed and the companies that …

Fibre to enable Europe’s 5G ambition

Broadband limbo remains as ACCC fails to break Telstra, NBN deadlock

Intervention by Australia's consumer watchdog has failed to break a stand-off between NBN, Telstra and retailers leaving homes without broadband for …

NBN cable rollout delayed as HFC 'false activations' leave homes offline for months

Ongoing NBN installation faults have delayed the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) rollout, while red tape has left hundreds of homes in broadband limbo for …

Verizon allocates $1.05 billion to install new optical fibre across its US network

• <b>Three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning</b>• <b><br>Up to 20 million kilometres of optical fibre each year</b>• <b><br>Follows last year’s initial deployment in</b> …

The alternative policy universe of the NBN

by The Australian Financial Review<p>In September <i>The Australian Financial Review</i> editorialised about Canberra's alternative policy universe where "both …

NBN Watch: NBN, and subsequently, the Government, needs to own its network, now

While NBN spends countless amounts of money shaping its narrative – mainly by feeding stories about improvements to the mix (Did you hear FTTC is up …

Delivering FTTH across Portugal on the road to 5G

Ahead of Gigabit Access 2017 we caught up with keynote speaker Alexandre Fonseca, CTO of Protugal Telecom and Executive Manager at ALTICE Labs, on …

Building ultrafast infrastructure in the UK

Ahead of Gigabit Access 2017 we caught up with keynote speaker Peter Bell, Fibre CIO at Openreach. We spoke about Openreach's progress in delivering …

NBN Co is leaving complex premises for last

Homes and businesses that are connected to the NBN but can't get a service may be forced to wait years for their problems to be fixed as NBN Co …

NBN 1Gbps services would cost AU$400 due to 'unfair' CVC: MyRepublic

Ahead of launching its gigatown in July, MyRepublic has said that no one else is offering 1Gbps services across the NBN because it would cost RSPs …

ACCC upbeat on support for broadband speed monitoring program

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is “hopeful” of an announcement “in the near future” about government funding for an ACCC …

Google Fiber Was Doomed From the Start

The internet access answer won’t come from private markets, but rather from policies that make for competitive networks.<p>J<b>ust a handful of newsflashes</b> …

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Why fiber investment is important for cable operators

Cable operators looking to upgrade their networks must deploy fiber to remain competitive, said Iskratel’s Chief Architect Simon Cimzar at FTTH …

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Setting the facts straight on Fibre-to-the-Node | nbn - Australia's new broadband network

The <b>nbn</b> rollout is very complex, not just because of the scale and design of the network, nor the passion, the politics and the ideology often …

NBN customer satisfaction survey

How did you hear about the NBN?<p>We asked people who are on the new network how they became aware of the NBN and who communicated with them about the …

Bill Morrow's 'alternative facts' about the NBN

Yes, you heard right. And you can't question the source, for these words come from the chief of NBN Co, Bill Morrow, the man who earns $3.3 million …

Guadeloupe: 100% of territory to be covered by FTTH by 2022

The Regional Council of Guadeloupe is planning to extend the scope of fibre-optic broadband deployments in less profitable areas, with plans to …

Gigabit broadband: The facts | nbn - Australia's new broadband network

The <b>nbn</b>™ network is here to bring fast broadband to all of Australia by 2020 – more than 4 million premises already have access to fast broadband via …

Communications Chambers - Mobile first, fibre as required - The case for “Fi

Mobile first, fibre as required - The case for “Fibre to 5G” (FT5G)<p>In this report for Deutsche Telekom, Brian Williamson sets out the case for a …

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When a city has gigabit Internet, prices for slower speed tiers drop

Even customers who don't buy gigabit plans may benefit from lower prices.<p>The mere presence of gigabit Internet speeds in a metro area drives down the …

NBN defends transparency criticisms

THE boss of the company behind the country’s broadband infrastructure project has defended the decision to remove information from the its website …

€156 billion to deploy FTTH across Europe

• <b>The FTTH Council Europe previews the findings of its new research</b>• <b><br>Believes a full Gigabit Society can be achieved for around €156 billion</b>• <b><br>Wants to see</b> …

How close is the NBN to meeting Australia’s connectivity needs?

The NBN is almost halfway to completion, but will it meet Australia’s connectivity needs?

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