It turns out that the city at the heart of Silicon Valley can't afford to roll out FttP to its own residents — but how does that affect the financial viability of our own FttP NBN?
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.
It's been germinating in the background for years, but this week saw IPv6 get its big debut. Did you even notice?
NBN Co's recent wireless knockback shows that it is far from infallible. Was this a rare anomaly, or does it suggest that rural councils are willing to stand up to the government to get the fibre they really want?
A year ago, Malcolm Turnbull repeatedly proclaimed that a coalition government would stop the NBN in its tracks and conduct a cost-benefit analysis on the NBN. These days, the analysis doesn't even get a look in. Is the idea dead forever — or could it still offer some value?
Tony Abbott's budget reply speech has been lambasted for its lack of detail, and when it came to the NBN, Abbott still managed to slip in a prodigious number of mistakes.
As Labor's fiscal policy comes to resemble the hatchet job long promised by the Coalition, is it right to leave the NBN untouched?
The ruling against Optus' TV Now mobile-content service reinforces the idea that content providers should be able to exclude and financially punish consumers for using particular technologies, going against the idea of the Convergence Review.
Just because a series of words is said or written in order, doesn't mean they convey the whole truth of the situation.
After a decade and a half of telco competition, the sale of Primus' infrastructure for $192 million is a sobering reminder of how hard it is to build value in the sector.
With the 2013 federal election likely to fall within weeks of the opening of the 700MHz spectrum, could Malcolm Turnbull again be considering an increased role for wireless?