Last week, Twisted Wire asked politicians, industry insiders, and commentators to highlight the good points of the NBN. This week, they're back with a more pessimistic outlook.
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Industry professionals and politicians of both persuasions have united to celebrate the positive aspects of the National Broadband Network.
Is Google’s market dominance restricting consumer choice and closing out competitors? David Wood from ICOMP thinks so.
With NBN Co now connecting premises as they roll down every street, there’s going to be a whole lot of digging required.
Twisted Wire asks, "what role is there for the telecommunications industry in content, when we seem happy with over-the-top delivery?" FoxtelGo is the latest case in point.
When the government said that teleworking with the NBN will create 25,000 full-time jobs by 2020, weren’t they missing the Asian elephant in the room?
Will medical alarm systems — or other devices attached to your phone line — still work when you switch to the NBN? Not necessarily.
Tuesday night saw another six monthly review of the NBN’s progress in Parliament House: Malcolm Turnbull was there, and Mike Quigley had a score to settle.
When the ITU meets in Dubai in December, the issue of interconnected QoS is on the table. Is this another attempt by network providers to get a slice of the content providers' pie?
Telstra’s AGM passed by peacefully this week, despite the absence of a clear long-term strategy and a short-term focus on results.
Who picks up the bill when change occurs? Whether it’s governments building networks like the NBN in Australia, an FCC tax on international traffic into the US, or a charge against content providers from European service providers; all have unintended consequences.
When he’s not insulting the Prime Minister, shock-jock Alan Jones is busy ensuring that his listeners avoid the intricacies of the debate on publicly funded broadband.
Phone companies have allowed over-the-top players to roll over their turf. But customers are fickle, and, with a more innovative approach, they can soon claim back their home-ground advantage.
SingTel has launched 4G in Australia, but beyond this infrastructure play it faces the same question as every other telco: what next?
Insisting on a licence to get online might not stop offensive tweeting, but it might help authorities track genuine evil-doers. But could it ever really work?