NBN Co., the Australian company charged with building government's ambitious fiber to the premises plan, is adding another 1.3 million homes and businesses to its initial buildout target, bringing the total subscriber reach to over 4.8 million by 2016.
NBN Co., the Australian government-backed company rolling out the country's National Broadband Network, will offer a 1 Gbps wholesale service to competitive service providers beginning this December.
Australia's Liberal-National coalition political party has proposed an alternative plan for the country's National Broadband Network that would use fiber to the node, rather than fiber to the premises to deliver 25 Mbps speeds to the country's residents and businesses.
Australia's National Broadband Network has suffered a setback with the buildout falling 10 weeks behind schedule due to what it says is a lack of qualified workers and "ambitious" targets.
NBN Co., the company building out Australia's National Broadband Network, on Friday said it met its construction goals, reaching a total of 784,592 premises by the end of 2012.
iiNet, a competitive Australian broadband provider, continues to find utility with Fiber to the Home, reporting on Monday that it has more fiber-based broadband customers than the government-funded National Broadband Network.
Internode, the Australian competitive provider that now operates as a subsidiary of iiNet, on Friday introduced a wireline voice service designed for Australia's fiber-based National Broadband Network.
NBN Co., the Australian service provider tasked with building Australia's National Broadband Network, on Tuesday selected Cisco Systems to provide MPLS switching on routers and firewalls for its national connectivity network.
Telstra on Monday introduced a set of wholesale offerings for Australia-based customers under its new "Data Advantage" product line.
The Australian government will not let Chinese vendor Huawei bid on any equipment contracts for the National Broadband Network (NBN). As reported in the Australian Financial Review, the government's