Aussie Broadband ratchets up pressure on NBN Co over looming bandwidth bonus expiry – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband has warned NBN prices could rise – or service levels fall – if a bandwidth bonus applied by NBN Co over the COVID period is fully withdrawn on August 19. Managing director Phillip Britt said that customers had “settled into a pattern of using about 10 percent more Continue Reading

Give 1m UK children reliable broadband or risk harming their education, MPs say | Technology

The government must urgently ensure that more than 1 million children have reliable internet access at home or risk irreparable harm to their education, a cross-party group of MPs and former ministers has said. Tony Blair is among a number of prominent figures, including a Tory grandee, to back calls Continue Reading

Why Africa Urgently Needs Affordable Broadband Internet, Especially Now | Tempemail

Sourced from Getty Images. The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Jean-Paul Adam, told journalists during a virtual press briefing on 10 June 2020 that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% Continue Reading

US sets aside up to $23bn for broadband upgrades – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Tuesday to adopt auction procedures to provide up to US$16 billion (A$22.85 billion) to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million unserved rural homes and businesses. The FCC voted to commence the auction on October 29. Auction applicants will be Continue Reading

Nokia sees broadband equipment orders rise – Networking- Tempemail

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia is seeing a pick up in orders as its broadband clients race to upgrade networks to meet higher user demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, a company executive said. Many customers had planned to grow their network by 30 percent to 40 percent over the next Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband signs 2300 users to cheaper gigabit NBN plans – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband has signed up almost 2300 customers to NBN Co’s new gigabit plans since they launched at the end of last week, providing the first indication of demand for the services. NBN Co launched new pricing for its up to 1000/50 Mbps residential service on Friday last week. The Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband to let business customers self-serve NBN, value-adds – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband is hoping a new self-service platform called Carbon will help differentiate it in the business market by enabling customers (and managed services partners) to provision NBN internet and value-adds like phone systems quickly and from one place. Carbon is an “elastic interconnect platform” that was built entirely in-house Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband to offer ‘best effort’ gigabit NBN plans for $149 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband is set to launch up to gigabit speed residential NBN plans at the end of this week, priced at $149 a month. The retail service provider (RSP) is moving into the market after NBN Co unveiled plans late last year to introduce a more affordable “up to” gigabit Continue Reading

Broadband tax start date delayed to January 2021 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Long-delayed legislation for a broadband tax on non-NBN Co operated fixed line services has finally passed parliament, ending an three-year saga that was interrupted by last year’s election. But the tax is now slated to begin on 1 January 2021, instead of 1 July 2020, after the federal government secured Continue Reading

Openserve to Transform Broadband Access in South Africa | Tempemail

Image sourced from YouTube The demand for affordable broadband connectivity has significantly grown during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers rely on having a consistent and reliable Internet connection. With this in mind, Openserve, South Africa’s largest telecommunications infrastructure provider, is set to wholesale its copper broadband access network through its Continue Reading