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  • Ciena announces senior management team amid APAC push

    Ciena Corporation has announced the appointment of Anthony Mclachlan to the role of vice-president and David McDermott to the role of general manager as the networking company looks to expand is Asia-Pacific operations.

    Written by Lisa Banks25 June 10 11:10
  • Telstra NBN deal leaves Next G mobile up in the air

    The $11 billion infrastructure sharing agreement between Telstra and the NBN Co is set to expedite the deployment of fibre broadband potentially freeing up the telco to concentrate on improving its high-speed Next G wireless network for mainstream broadband access.

    Written by Rodney Gedda25 June 10 08:33
  • NBN shortlists suppliers for 200,000km fibre rollout

    Just days after brokering an infrastructure sharing agreement with Telstra, the federal government’s NBN Co has announced it will ask 21 Australian companies, including Telstra, to tender for the rollout of an estimated 200,000 kilometres of fibre cabling across the country.

    Written by Rodney Gedda23 June 10 13:45
  • NBN is achievable and affordable: McKinsey

    A study on the National Broadband Network (NBN) implementation, released by the Federal Government, confirms that high-speed broadband for all Australians is achievable, and financially viable — with or without the participation of Telstra.

    Written by CIO Staff06 May 10 15:24
  • Australian SKA telescope to get broadband blackspot fibre

    Australia's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) over competitor South Africa will rely on the Federal Government's Regional Backbone Blackspots Program announced last year.

    Written by James Hutchinson27 April 10 15:14
  • NBN Co setting up shop

    NBN Co has announced that it has selected Sydney and Melbourne offices, the latter within shouting distance of key government regulators, the ACMA and ACCC.

    Written by Tim Lohman10 March 10 16:48
  • Conroy lashes out at Telstra bill delay

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has hit out at the Opposition's successful attempt to block debate on the <i>Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) 2009</i> in the Senate.

    Written by Trevor Clarke26 Feb. 10 11:23
  • Austar swings back to full-year profit

    The rural digital television company has declared its intention to participate in the NBN program

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling24 Feb. 10 16:09
  • Mainland NBN being rolled out

    The first fibre optic backbone link for the NBN on mainland Australia has been laid at Mount Isa.

    Written by CIO Staff17 Feb. 10 12:28
  • Alcatel-Lucent scores regional NBN deal

    Mainland Australia’s regional broadband traffic will be carried over Alcatel-Lucent’s optical fibre network as part of a $250 million initiative to link blackspot areas to major centres.

    Written by Darren Pauli22 Jan. 10 11:31
  • NBN Co ponders capability statements

    NBN Co, the company in charge of the Federal Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network, has announced it received many “high-quality” responses to its request for capability statements for the supply of infrastructure.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards15 Jan. 10 16:31