Most of the conversation we have about the NBN in Australia relates to the consumer market. From the start of the project it was always clear some of the biggest benefit would be to business, but until now that hasn’t really been a focus of the project. Today that changes with...
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    Despite conjecture about the demand for super fast internet speeds, engineers inside nbn are powering forward on what’s technically possible on fibre. In partnership with Nokia, nbn have tested Next Generation Passive Optical Networking (also known as NG-PON2) and achieved a pretty staggering result. The NG-PON2 tests conducted in Melbourne achieved...
  • Being on FTTP NBN is awesome, but not in the way you think

    FTTP NBN is the holy grail right, the top tier of connectivity that delivers the best speeds available on the network over fibre optic cable right to your house. So what’s it like to live with ? After being connected for a couple of weeks, I’ve had some time to use...
  • NBN capable of 10Gbps speeds, gap between fibre haves and have nots, set to widen

    When the original NBN plan for Australia, it was designed with the infrastructure as fibre, leaving the theoretical limit being the speed of light. In reality, current networking equipment at both ends limits the connection to around 1Gbps. With the right infrastructure in place, it paved the way for both your...
  • Qantas flicks the switch on world-leading in-flight WiFi

    When you take your next Qantas flight, there’s a chance you could strike gold and be connected to the internet thanks to the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service. Today marks the day when the first Australian flight to the service. Starting with the first aircraft today, the rollout strategy is...
  • NBN hitting its strides, passes 2 million paying customers, available at 4.5m premises

    The National Broadband Network is now available to more than 4.5 million premises and has just passed a major milestone of 2 million active customers. As of the week ending 30 March 2017, the NBN had 2,004,044 active customers across their range of connection types. With the two millionth premises activated,...
  • Telstra making it seriously easy for VIPs to upgrade to the NBN

    Around 2 weeks ago, I received an email from Telstra regarding the NBN being available at my current rental address in Wodonga. The multi-billion dollar project was now at my doorstep. This was my chance to move from the aging ADSL2+ connection to FTTN. To give you some background, I’ve...
  • Who’s to blame for your slow NBN ?

    There are now 1.876,566 paying customers on Australia’s National Broadband Network. You don’t have to search far to find horror stories of people getting below expected or frankly acceptable speeds. Some users have even reported slower speeds after transitioning from ADSL2 to NBN. Take some time to look at...
  • nbn now tells you when you’ll get the NBN.. kind of.

    Today nbn have released an update to the address checker on their website. Searching your address now delivers a timeframe for when you can expect to get the NBN at your house. If you’re not scheduled for some time, you’ll see up to a 6-month window which is somewhat helpful,...
  • 30% of AT&T’s FTTP customers are purchasing 1Gbps speeds

    The NBN discussions over the last couple of weeks got heated when the CEO of nbn, Bill Morrow suggested RSPs aren’t offering gigabit plans to customers because there’s no customer demand for it. Morrow went on to site international examples, however one of the largest ISPs in America, AT&T...
  • First SkyMesh 200/200Mbps NBN speedtests are in [Updated]

    If you look at the nbn website, you’ll see just 3 speed tiers, but at least 1 Australian ISP are offering new, faster plans. Those plans are a mega 200Mbps down.. but better than that, they’re symmetrical, so 200Mbps up as well. The new plans are, well, still new...

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