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The story of Australia’s fibre optic advocates
We quickly explain the history of Australia's largest privately-owned fibre network operator.
Three product innovations announced by ADTRAN
After a tough 2018, the telco network equipment vendor is innovating its way into 2019.
Cisco and Superloop add two new subsea cables for Aus
The INDIGO West cable goes from Singapore to Australia and the INDIGO Central cable from Perth to Sydney.
CA telco rolls out FTTH network for South Santa Clara County
California-based telecommunications company South Valley Internet (SVI) is on a mission to build its first Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across South Santa Clara County.
Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
NZ's broadband is reliable enough to stream video, says ComCom study
New Zealand’s broadband services are holding their own when it comes to deliver video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.
Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable, Christchurch's fibre broadband provider, has now connected its 100,000th customer to its network, doubling the number of households and businesses connected to ultra-fast fibre broadband in less than two years.
Juniper Networks & OptiComm to grow AU network infrastructure
Australian fibre and wholesale service provider OptiComm will work with Juniper networks in order to double the size of OptiComm’s network infrastructure across the country.
Chorus suspends Clearvision Communications from UFB work
“The changes we have made following the release of the independent report are already having a positive impact."
Home-based telcos causing most headaches for Kiwis
“The average New Zealand household has 4.6 telecommunications connections, so there is always going to be a higher level of complaints compared to other consumer goods or services."
What the future of fibre looks like in NZ
The Commerce Commission has released its emerging views paper on the rules, requirements and processes which will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks.
How Chorus aims to reshape service company maintenance contracts
“These contracts are the first step in moving Chorus beyond the major UFB network build."
Hawaiki expands US point-of-presence to Seattle
The Hawaiki submarine cable that connects Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Hawaii to the United States now has a new point of presence in Seattle.
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
Users choosing more competitive fibre deals – report
The summer season was all about fibre with 74% of respondents choosing fibre broadband plans, an increase of 6% on last quarter’s report.
Ruckus releases new switch for 100GbE edge-to-core networks
Enables multi-gigabit networks with pay-as-you-grow model suitable for education, government and enterprise environments.
Average connection speed hits a record 100Mbps on Chorus network
“Dunedin has the highest average connection speed at 361Mbps, largely due to the high volume of gig connections."
NZ among the world’s countries with the fastest internet
The latest data from OECD's broadband portal has found that New Zealand is punching well above its weight in high-speed fibre.
Kiwis paying more than $100m too much for inferior internet
New research from Broadband Compare has come back with some interesting results for Kiwi households.
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
Chorus to trial 10Gbps fibre broadband service
“We're truly thrilled to be trialling our 10Gbps fibre service, a service we know will underpin New Zealand's digital future."
Connectivity in Tonga restored by SES following fibre outage
Connectivity in the Polynesian country was disrupted when the Tonga Cable System was cut in two places.
Fibre uptake continues to grow in Christchurch
Across Enable’s network, there are now 12 towns and suburbs where over 60% of homes and businesses are enjoying fibre broadband.
Why the optical transport equipment market is on the rise
The cumulative spend on optical transport equipment during the next five years is projected to grow by 16%.