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NBN Co., Telstra put copper-network shutdown in 58 areas on hold

NBN Co. and Australian incumbent telco Telstra have decided to hold off on disconnecting copper-based services in 58 areas where fiber-based broadband service is now being offered to consumers and businesses.

iiNet begins offering fiber broadband over NBN in Perth

iiNet, an Australian-based competitive telco, has begun offering fiber to the premises-based services over the government-backed National Broadband Network in South Perth and Victoria Park.

eircom launches national fiber network, targets 300,000 premises to start

eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, has officially launched its new open access fiber-based broadband network, enabling speeds of up to 70 Mbps for, initially, more than 300,000 premises.

Australia's Coalition party proposes new National Broadband Network plan

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.

Huawei banned from Australian broadband buildout

Australia's government banned Huawei from entering equipment tenders for the national broadband network over fears of espionage and cyber attacks from China. Huawei, not surprisingly, is vigorously

Telstra's ADSL2+ expansion provides interim step to NBN

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) will soon connect almost 200,000 subscribers with ADSL2+, a group that had been limited to receiving ADSL-only service. What prevented the incumbent telco from offering the

Telstra's $11.2B sale to NBN Co. gets shareholder approval

Telstra's (ASX: TLS.AX) impending $11.2 billion sale of its wireline network to the Australian government's National Broadband Network (NBN) Co. has gotten the green light from the company's

NBN Co. to add IPv6 support for Layer 3 protocols

NBN Co. has added IPv6 support for Layer 3 protocols to its laundry list of priorities for its National Broadband Network (NBN). This is a bit of a change in direction for NBN Co. because the NBN is

NBN Co. lights up final "First Release" site in Willunga, South Australia

NBN Co., the operator of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has begun trials of fiber-based broadband service on the fifth of its "First Release" sites in Willunga, South Australia.

Internode to deliver IPTV service over Australia's NBN network

Internode is getting a head start with its soon to be launched IPTV service, fetchtv, even though the multicast services that are usually used to provide the TV service won't be available on the