Malcolm Turnbull has been spruiking 12Mbps minimum broadband for years. Suddenly, it’s "just not satisfactory" — and it's OK for him to continue to dodge any substantive questions around the Coalition’s plan. Maybe that’s because nobody's asking them.
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
A bulletin board troll in the 1980s, David Braue has been online long enough to remember using the text-based Lynx browser to visit www.ibm.com, one of around 100 Web sites available back then. Telecoms has remained an obsession as he developed ever more complicated schemes to stay in touch with family overseas without going broke. After more than a decade covering Australia's ICT industry - and watching our telcos stumble time and again - he's eager to call them to task.
Malcolm Turnbull has been caught investing in a telco that's rolling out fibre to the home, despite opposing such a move in Australia.
The AU$150,000 quotation from NBN Co to run fibre to an SA man's home may seem extravagant, but it's a great benchmark for satellite and wireless-targeted communities that could use group-buying strategies to broker an acceptable price.
Now that the updated NBN corporate plan is out, we have better numbers to inform public debate. Haters have jumped to conclusions, but if Conroy is smart, he’ll lift the NBN’s bushel to silence the critics.
The death of the Pacific Fibre undersea cable reflects continuing risk aversion in the telecoms private sector. Given the NBN's looming bandwidth hunger, should the government step in and extend the network overseas?
Malcolm Turnbull’s plans to build our rural NBN using direct subsidies reflects classic Coalition theory, but the failure of a similar US program suggests his blind faith in the private sector may well be misplaced.
The TelstraClear sale seems like a great deal for Telstra, but what will it mean for Vodafone?
Just because it sounds plausible in an academic world to keep Optus' hybrid fibre coaxial network alive, doesn't mean that it is.
A new telco code to protect consumers has been given the OK today by the industry regulator, but will it really fix things or will buyers still need to remember the "caveat emptor" principle?
The level of National Broadband Network (NBN) policy schizophrenia within the Liberal Party never ceases to amaze.