nbn 101: what you need to know about broadband speeds
15 May 2017
Are your broadband speeds not what you expected? nbn, the company building Australia’s new broadband access network is working with service providers to better inform Australians about how to get the most out of their internet connection.
TIO Report shows downward trend in nbn complaints figures
11 May 2017
The latest half-yearly Report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), released today, shows progress being made by nbn and industry in reducing the number of complaints to the TIO about services delivered over the nbn™ network, but that there is opportunity to further improve the consumer experience.
Smarter Aussies by 2021: Connected devices set to rise by 124 per cent
09 May 2017
• Telsyte’s Australian IoT@Home Market Study 2017 report, released today shows Aussies are set to become even more connected with the use of smart devices expected to rise by 124 per cent as the average household amount grows from 13.7 in 2017 to 30.7 in 2021.
Time working at home worth more than money to Aussie workers
30 April 2017
Aussies in search of a better work-life balance are turning to the internet to juggle their nine-to-five, with more than half the nation (51 per cent) willing to forgo a percentage of their pay in exchange for flexible working arrangements.
nbn has been granted membership of global cable research and development body CableLabs – becoming the first cable network operator in the Oceania region to be admitted to the prestigious not-for-profit organisation.
nbn has partnered with Nokia to trial new fibre technology NG-PON2 which could help nbn deliver symmetrical speeds of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) end user premises – ten times faster than the current top FTTP speeds of 1Gbps.
nbn Tropical Cyclone Debbie response and recovery update
07 April 2017
nbn’s Emergency Management and Field teams have been working around the clock to manage the impacts of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie to ensure the least disruption possible to the operation of our network.
Cyclone Debbie and aftermath – how to report impacts to your service
05 April 2017
In response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie and flooding across Queensland and Northern NSW, nbn has deployed field teams across impacted areas to ensure our network continues operating wherever possible. This includes positioning generators at priority sites where power outages continue and repairing damaged infrastructure as quickly as possible. The field teams consists of nbn employees, nbn delivery partners and nbn activations technicians. We ask for patience as nbn activation technicians are diverted from their normal duties to assist with the recovery.
Retailers are signing Australians up for fast internet over the nbn™ network at the quickest rate ever, with two million homes and businesses now connected and more than 4.5 million premises able to order a retail service over the nbn™ network.
nbn™ connected Aussies gobble up 23 per cent more data per year than the average home
05 April 2017
Homes connected to services over the nbn™ network are downloading around 144GB of data each month which is a 32 per cent year-on-year increase and around 1.2 times the national fixed-line average and 76 times the mobile average.
New forecasts from UK analyst firm Ovum predict that nearly 7 million Aussies will be subscribing to Over-the-Top (OTT) video services like Netflix and Stan by 2022 – a 170% increase from end-users in 2016.
In a quest to squeeze more valuable hours back in the day, new research released today shows Australian business owners are embracing access to fast broadband and cloud applications to help them save time and achieve a better work-life balance.
The latest report from Akamai again demonstrates the need to complete the rollout of the nbn™ network as soon as possible. nbn reiterates the importance of understanding what the report is detailing, which is average speeds delivered at a point in time across 10 million services most of which are old ADSL services, not the actual speeds the nbn™ network can deliver.
nbn – the company building Australia’s broadband network – today revealed details of the first areas set to receive its cutting edge Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology.
Following a major update to the company’s address checker function on its website, the company has released details for around 700,000 homes and businesses which are expected to have the FTTC rolled out to their area.
A survey of people living in areas covered by fixed wireless services over the nbn – independently assessed as the equal best service of its type in the world - reveals 52 per cent don’t even know it’s available to them.
New CVC pricing model to drive enhanced broadband service
17 February 2017
nbn – the company building Australia’s broadband network – has announced it will be moving to a new discount model for its Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) charge, to further encourage high quality broadband services on the nbn™ network.
nbn today released its financial results for the six months to 31 December 2016. With strong performance across all key metrics, the company is on track to reach the half-way complete milestone this year, further progressing towards its 2020 goal.
nbn reaches four million homes; network one third built
08 February 2017
nbn has reached a significant rollout milestone, with four million premises now Ready for Service (RFS) on the nbn™ network. This landmark means that the nbn™ network is now available to more than one third of all Australian premises.
nbn™ network to connect first wholesale mobile site
03 February 2017
nbn’s first Cell Site Access Service (CSAS) customer, Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), will shortly switch on new coverage in Molong, NSW by using tower sharing and fibre services supplied by the nbn™ network.
Parents face ‘techno-guilt’ as digital becomes new standard in education
23 January 2017
The time Aussie students spend collaborating with classmates, accessing global experts and researching projects online at home is expected to sky rocket in the 2017 school year, according to new research released today.
Aussies turn to the internet for a little bit on the side (hustle)
15 January 2017
Aussies in search of greater life fulfilment and financial reward are predicted to take-up a ‘side hustle’ in the New Year by turning to the internet to sell their home-grown small business ideas, according to new research commissioned by nbn™.