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nbn™ loses chief operating officer Greg Adcock
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:27

nbn™, the entity building Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has announced that chief operating officer Greg Adcock has departed the company.

nbn™ is not saying why, but says he's staying on in “an advisory role reporting direct to the Chief Executive Officer until his departure.”

Adcock was an early Turnbull-era hire at nbn™, clambering aboard in November 2013. He's since overseen the company’s “network design and deployment activities” and handled the creation of “a new industry partnership model and contract management framework.”

The statement about Adcock's departure is full of praise and bonhomie from nbn™ CEO Bill Morrow, who says

Virgin Media filters are still eating our email – Ntlworlders
Friday, 16 October 2015 22:01

The woes of Virgin Media Ntlworld.com account-holders are no closer to being resolved, with continued reports of customers unable to access their email.

Last week The Register reported that subscribers affected by the ISP's migration from Google's Gmail service were first forced to wade through hundreds of spam messages to get to their emails, only to find that over-sensitive filters are blocking many legit missives altogether.

Customers continued to complain in the company's forum yesterday to report thousand of email bounce backs.

One customer got in touch to say: "The problem continues and is impacting their ntlworld.com customers. The company

New NBN build plan full of linguistic holes that will explain away delays
Friday, 16 October 2015 10:05

nbn TM , the organisation building Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has revealed a glorious three year construction plan it says will see “9.5 million homes and businesses” on the network “by September 2018.”

The plan, (PDF) , was announced in a press release in which newly-minted communications minister Mitch Fifield says he and nbn TM “anticipates by late 2018” that:

  • over 5.6 million homes will have access or an nbn connection under construction through fibre to the node (FTTN), basement or premises
  • close to three million homes and businesses will be covered by HFC, and
  • over 540,000 homes and
Vodafone exceeds own upper broadband speed limit to hit 80Mbps
Thursday, 15 October 2015 20:24

El Reg reader Jerry Vernon has been in touch to express his amazement that Vodafone can supply broadband to his Birmingham address at a 80Mbps, noticeably faster even than its 76Mbps Ultrafast Fibre package.

That's according to the telco's broadband speed checker (see here ), which does indeed indicate breathtaking velocity:

Vodafone exceeds own upper broadband speed limit to hit 80Mbps

We checked the potential broadband speed at another UK address, picked at random, and got the same result. Impressive stuff. Jerry wondered if we could ask Vodafone to explain, so we did.

A spokesman told us that "while the fibre to the exchange is ours, we use BT for

WiFi Fob Acquaints OLED with ESP
Saturday, 17 October 2015 17:01

When you think of WiFi in projects it’s easy to get into the rut of assuming the goal is to add WiFi to something. This particular build actually brings WiFi awareness to you, in terms of sniffing what’s going on with the signals around you and displaying them for instant feedback.

[0miker0] is working on the project as his entry in the Square Inch Project. It’s an adapter board that has a footprint for the 2×4 pin header of an ESP8266-01 module, and hosts the components and solder pads for a 128×64 OLED display. These are becoming rather ubiquitous and …read more

BT to shoot 'up to 330Mbps' G.fast into 2,000 Gosforth homes
Friday, 09 October 2015 23:00

BT customers in Gosforth, Newcastle, are being given a chance to test copper's last hurrah, G.fast.

The DSL standard G.fast is hoped to help the extension of broadband access to fibre-foiling locations. It has been cooked up in Suffolk by BT, Alcatel-Lucent and its Bell Labs research arm.

BT claimed G.fast "eliminates the need to rewire entire buildings and homes, the most costly and time-consuming part of any fibre deployment".

Up to 2,000 homes in Gosforth will be included in a G.fast trial in the North East of England. The trial is set to provide the hitherto isolated region with

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