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.
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.
Australia’s first-world economy relies on first-rate IT and telecommunications innovation. David Braue covers its challenges, successes and the lessons learned as it uses ICT to assert its leadership in the developing Asia-Pacific region – and strengthen its reputation on the world stage.
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.
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?
It's been germinating in the background for years, but this week saw IPv6 get its big debut. Did you even notice?