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  • Huawei ban will act as ‘5G tax’ on Australians

    Excluding Huawei from Australia’s 5G roll-out will act as a ‘5G tax’ on citizens and increase the cost of deploying the technology by between $700 million and $2.1 billion, the networking giant said on Wednesday.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 19 10:17
  • Faulty network gear behind ATO tech woes

    An “intermittent error” from a network switch was responsible for a range of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) services being rendered inaccessible on Friday.

    Written by Rohan Pearce15 July 19 13:29
  • Optus CEO says 5G offers gigabit upgrade path for NBN, pushes new model for last mile

    Optus CEO Allen Lew has called for the government and NBN Co to consider 5G wireless technology as an upgrade path for those parts of the National Broadband Network where performance is limited by the use of copper wiring, and as an alternative to laying additional fibre to households to deliver faster speeds.

    Written by Rohan Pearce08 April 19 11:45
  • Government gives NBN Co more time to pay off its loan

    NBN Co will have an additional three years to pay off a loan from the government intended to plug the gap between the cost of the NBN rollout and the cap on the total equity contributions from Canberra.

    Written by Rohan Pearce17 Dec. 18 10:04
  • NBN Co CEO rejects calls for price cuts

    NBN Co’s chief executive Stephen Rue has rejected calls by telcos to cut the company’s wholesale prices.

    Written by Rohan Pearce19 Nov. 18 11:33
  • ACCC figures reveal telcos buying more NBN capacity

    Figures released today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that the average NBN bandwidth per household increased in the three months to 30 September — from 1.66 megabits per second at the end of June, to 1.71Mbps.

    Written by Rohan Pearce13 Nov. 18 12:03
  • AGL CIO 'flips the triangle' of IT function

    CIO of AGL Simon Moorfield has described how he is 'flipping the triangle' of the energy giant, and disposing of roles that don't have a direct impact on customers.

    Written by George Nott30 Oct. 18 13:31
  • Telstra eyes 5G ‘smart cities’ play

    Telstra’s network engineering chief says that the company is preparing to test the potential of 5G to enable smart cities, as the telco continues its program of rolling out support for the new standard across its existing mobile base stations.

    Written by Rohan Pearce19 Sept. 18 23:54
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