In a recent confidential report, the NBN Co has warned that prices for the fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) national broadband network (NBN) services will probably remain high over time because of shortfalls in connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) revenues accruing from the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model.
The officials of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have revealed that, under the Universal Service Fund (USF) program, an amount of approximately $9 million has been authorized to New York.
Analysts say, Australian business unit AAPT has fetched a good price for Telecom. This morning the NZX-listed telecom company announced the sale of AAPT for A$450 million to Aussie telecom TPG. This follows Telecom's earlier sale of the AAPT consumer division to iiNet for A$60 million ($75 million). Telecom spent A$2.2 billion buying AAPT at the height of the dot. com boom in 1999 and 2000 but it has been seen as a poor performer for the company.
Leading US wireless carrier AT&T has said in a recent announcement that it is introducing new Mobile Share Value Plans, which will make it more affordable for off-contract customers to use the AT&T service.
According to the AT&T announcement, the new Mobile Share Value Plans will be made available from Sunday, December 8.
In a recent "revelation" which is being touted by Fairfax Media as Telstra's data 'vacuum,' the big Australian telecom firm is apparently 'vacuuming up' data from the telephone calls of Australian users via highly advanced surveillance systems.
The New Zealand government's plan to upgrade the country's predominantly slow Internet service is facing some difficulty after accountants established the fact that the main contractor has come across some financial problems.
However, Prime Minister John Key said that the schedule for the ultra-fast broadband rollout will not be changed, despite a report saying Chorus is not delivering on its contracts.
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- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki