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Forget Fibre, NBN Is Just Making Copper Faster Instead

Forget Fibre, NBN Is Just Making Copper Faster Instead

The latest results from NBN lab trials of XG.FAST are in. Yes, that is the name of copper acceleration technology — an extension of Nokia’s commercially available G.fast technology — not an antiperspirant spray designed to boost your masculinity. Basically, it’s powering up the existing copper network to deliver fiber-like…

NBN Fibre Will Be In Apartments By September

NBN Fibre Will Be In Apartments By September

Another step forward for the NBN — within a couple of months, a small-scale trial of NBN Co’s fibre to the premises service for apartments and office blocks will be available in a half a dozen areas where NBN competitor TPG is offering its own NBN equivalent.

ACCC Wouldn’t Interfere With TPG’s Fibre Broadband Network

ACCC Wouldn’t Interfere With TPG’s Fibre Broadband Network

One of the most difficult things in this country is managing telco monopolies and ensuring there’s enough competition in the market, especially when it comes to broadband. TPG’s fibre-to-the-building (or fibre-to-the-basement) plan doesn’t seem to raise any eyebrows with the competition regulator, however, which means clear regulatory sailing for its…