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NBN Co cannot offer FTTB in TPG-serviced buildings: Morrow

Technical restrictions mean that NBN Co will not be able to offer its pending fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product in buildings where TPG Telecom has already installed FTTB services, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has confirmed. The alternatives? FTTP to the apartment – or no NBN Co service at all.

May 5, 2014 by

MyBroadband shows what's wrong with our broadband

The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.

February 25, 2014 by

Should the govt extend the NBN overseas?

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?

August 6, 2012 by

Would the Coalition really buy Telstra's copper?

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.

March 20, 2012 by

Why you shouldn't root your wallet

Can someone steal all your money through a rooted phone? Is Australia being too precious about cloud in government and are we at the end of the rural ADSL price squeeze?

February 16, 2012

Optus attacked over council cable costs

Sutherland Shire Council is locked in a stalemate with Optus over the $110,000 cost of a cable replacement in the shire's local shopping centre, with the council seeking legal advice after a verbal agreement went south.

February 9, 2012 by

China to digitize cable TV by 2015

Chinese government reveals plans to digitize all cable TV networks in country by 2015, including proposal to set up national cable television network company, in efforts to spur convergence of cable TV, Internet and telecommunications, news report states.

March 23, 2011 by

Tell us your views on Wikileaks

Over the past few weeks, commentators have gone to town on the rights and wrongs of Wikileaks's publication of sensitive US documents. Now we want to hear your views

December 14, 2010

Wikileaks cables prompt UK government security review

The UK government is reviewing its security arrangements in the light of the publication of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.While the UK government has only been affected by the leaks by proxy, the prime minister's national security adviser Sir Peter Ricketts has asked departmental permanent secretaries to review information technology security in government.

December 9, 2010 by

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