NBN Co could potentially pay Telstra to maintain the copper network that Telstra has now sold to NBN Co.
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Telstra will hand over ownership of its copper and hybrid fibre-coaxial networks to NBN Co for the multi-technology mix network under a new deal signed on Sunday.
NBN Co's renegotiation with Telstra over access to its copper network is in the 'home stretch', according to CEO Bill Morrow.
Australia's dominant telco has argued that as users leave its fixed copper network, the price to access the network will have to rise.
SingTel-Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called for the break-up of Telstra, warning that the telco's incumbent market position and ownership of the copper network is so vital to the government's mixed-technology NBN rollout that it will trample competition in the Australian market.
NBN Co will have access to reports on the quality of Telstra's copper network and where pits have been flooded in the past, as part of the revised NBN deal, CEO Bill Morrow has said.
New Zealand network operator posts a flat result, but a regulated reduction in the prices it can charge for copper broadband services looms in December.
Telstra's stake in fixed networks will be significantly reduced once NBN Co 're-nationalises' the copper network and buys it back from Telstra, according to CEO David Thodey.
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said that the company will not be under any obligation to use a set amount of the copper network under a renegotiated deal with Telstra.
Having cleared the sale of the final block of digital dividend spectrum to Telecom, New Zealand's telecommunications regulator embarks on a study of network operator Chorus' new 'Boost' copper broadband plans.
Beset by regulation, New Zealand network operator Chorus is creating a new range of unregulated fast fibre and copper offerings.
The Australian competition watchdog will continue to allow retail telecommunication service providers to use Telstra's copper network for another five years.
Verizon is accused of letting its copper network in California get into such a state of disrepair that customers are forced to switch to its fibre or wireless products.
Medical alarm devices running on copper phone lines will stop working unless they are transferred to the National Broadband Network, NBN Co says.
iiNet has told the ACCC that it should consider Telstra's AU$11 billion deal with NBN Co in setting wholesale line rental prices.
NBN Co has admitted that it is unaware of a key part of the Coalition's broadband policy that estimates 10 percent of premises will still get fibre to the premises because the copper network is unusable for fibre to the node.
Norway's telecoms regulator has brought in regulations meaning that the country's biggest telco will have to offer local-loop unbundling for its fibre access network as well as its copper.
Analyst firm Ovum is advising the New Zealand government to renew its commitment to fibre to the home by shutting down the legacy copper network.
NBN Co has warned the government against acquiring Telstra's copper access network (CAN) or footing the bill for its maintenance, arguing that the "unknown" state of its network made it preferable to lease copper access from Telstra as a managed service. Here's why.
The Commerce Commission is shaping up to cut the price New Zealand network operator Chorus can charge for its regulated unbundled copper low frequency voice service, and to backdate its determination.
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