NBN Co has warned the government against acquiring Telstra's copper access network (CAN) or footing the bill for its maintenance, arguing that the "unknown" state of its network made it preferable to lease copper access from Telstra as a managed service. Here's why.
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Technical limitations of a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network would hinder open-access arrangements by limiting NBN customers to just one service provider relationship, a confidential NBN Co assessment of the Coalition's alternative policy has warned.
The switchoff of analogue TV has been long coming — but with digital spectrum awash in home-shopping channels and the 'digital dividend' falling short of mobile expectations, is it really the success we were led to believe it would be?
The National Australia Bank (NAB)'s technology transformation delivered significant benefits in 2013 – paving the way for even greater change in 2014 as its new CIO takes the reins of one of the country's most ambitious IT transformations.
NBN Co needs to test and fix customers' in-home copper wiring to get the best speeds from VDSL2, but it's the most expensive and least preferred of three options for in-home connectivity, the company's advice to the Coalition government warns.
Limitations on the products available over a fibre-to-the-node NBN could reduce CVC revenues so much that the government would be forced to keep prices for fibre to the premises high to compensate, a confidential NBN Co report has warned.
The NBN's self-funding nature means the Coalition government should prioritise boosting its subscriber numbers in new rollout areas over rushing to meet coverage objectives, a confidential NBN Co report has advised.
Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.
The unpredictable performance of VDSL2 technology over Telstra's copper network means that NBN Co would be unable to guarantee customers the 50Mbps speeds promised by the new government, a leaked NBN Co report has warned.
It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.