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.
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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?
With Telstra's network available and all the boxes ticked around regulatory reform and competition approvals, NBN Co has now set its rather ambitious targets and has only itself to blame if — or when, as the case may be — it fails to meet them.
One hopes that Malcolm Turnbull was deadpanning when he recently referred to the possibility of buying Telstra's copper access network, because if that's what his alternative NBN policy is based on, then the industry can kiss 15 years of hard-fought progress under deregulation goodbye.
Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the coalition has long insisted that Labor's NBN will make broadband more expensive. The broadband prices from our largest telco have proved them correct, but the real question is: who will buy Telstra's NBN pricing story?