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Admit it, the Kiwis got it right on broadband....
New Zealand's broadband program is running ahead of schedule. The NBN seems a basket case. What can we learn? Australia and New Zealand embarked on hi...
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Wi-Fi in today’s World: An approach from customer experience perspective to Public Wi-Fi https://lnkd.in/bsHKdMj
This is a two part blog post on Wi-Fi eco-system, key use cases and important features in Wi-Fi SMP.
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NBN Co will quote you to connect your home, business or community......
The telecommunications regulator has suggested the price charged for access to Telstra's access network should drop by 0.7%. Bad news for Telstra who...
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3 things that will help create unbeatable differentiation for your Video and ‪#‎Broadband‬ Operators http://goo.gl/E9ly9x
Are you really connected in this connected world? Do you have first-hand information of the varying gaps in service offering and service fulfillment that are leading to mediocre customer experience? It is an alarming situation if the answer to these questions is a NO! Today, customers are d...
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I want fibre...
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Live in the back of beyond? Government-funded tests to work out how best to get #superfastbroadband to you are about to begin.
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What could be the other possible business benefits of Quota Management in Usage based Billing? 
http://www.experiencesure.com/blog/broadband/quota-management/
In this blog, we speak about the increasing role of quota management in the telecom and ISP businesses like LTE, WiMAX Advanced, xDSL, DSL, FTTx, etc. We have tried to understand and explore business environment in which the need has arised, how can these challenges can be opportunities in disguise and business benefits that come with the same.
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NBN in Australia....
 
Is there any point to the NBN now?

This question was posed on forums.whirlpool.net.au by NovaPhoenix22 today. The very first response was from dave1901 and summed up the situation very precisely

"It was too difficult to get rid of the bad bits of the Labor policy, so instead they got rid of the good bits. The outcome is the worst fixed line telecommunications policy possible : A big, slow, inefficient government enterprise building obsolete infrastructure while excluding anyone else from building anything better."

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Australia's previous government planned and started rolling out a National Broadband Network that would provide very fast, future-proof optic-fibre internet connections. Australia's dominant wholesale and retail telco Telstra, had been privatised (sold off and listed) by the government in the 90's. Under the NBN, Telstra negotiated a contract under which they would would be paid around $10 billion to progressively decommission their copper network as the fibre was rolled out.

The fibre network rollout started very slowly and there was arguments about the expected cost with claims it would cost almost twice as much as the forecast $30 billion.

The right wing government won office in 2013 with one of their policies being to replace the proposed fibre to the premises (FttP) NBN with a cheaper fibre to the node network. A big sticking point was the existing multi-billion dollar contract with Telsta.

Last week Communications Minister Malcom Turbull announced a deal which would see the government owned NBN Co buy back the copper network from Telstra for around $10 billion so they could use it in their cheaper modified NBN. The deal also gave the incumbent telco Telstra access to much of the design, construction and maintenance contracts in the new system, further embedding their dominance in the Australian internet.

The big loser in this is the Australian internet consumer as indicated in the earlier quote.  The big winner is the shareholders of Telstra who get the $10B cash windfall, have an obsolete copper network taken off their hands and then get some juicy maintenance contracts as it starts to degrade.

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FTTH Conference 2016 in Luxembourg
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If anyone is looking for a fiber service and wants to compare pricing from some major carriers we can help.  Although mainly aimed at US businesses some of our carriers can provide services worldwide.  If you want to compare fiber pricing then check out http://comparet1prices.com for real-time pricing.  This service is free without obligation.
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I hope u can find something what u want. www.cxclan.com
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Australia is going DOCSIS 3.1
NBN Co has announced that new cable broadband technology Docsis 3.1 will be activated on the NBN in 2017
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#5G, #4G and next 5 years: A peek into the next 5 years of the communications market at #MWC15 http://goo.gl/ezexeQ
This is a two part blog post on Wi-Fi eco-system, key use cases and important features in Wi-Fi SMP.
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Bonnie #scotland goes superfast #broadband bonkers thanks to +BT UK and the #scottish government.
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Video to release Brazilian open access project we're running here in São Paulo.

http://youtu.be/dR9E1WlZ2F4

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Wondering whether to go #superfast with +BT UK Infinity or +Sky  Fibre? WONDER NO MORE!
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+BT UK uses basements to bring #fibreoptic #broadband to homes and businesses in the City of London.
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