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TPG should outbid NBN Co to buy the Optus HFC network

The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.

November 6, 2014 by

Labor warns of new NBN 'tax' on home buyers

The Australian Opposition is calling for the government to ensure that new premises will not have to pay for a connection onto the National Broadband Network.

October 1, 2014

Germany ends Verizon contract

The German government is cancelling a contract with Verizon, citing that it wants full control over its communications network.

June 26, 2014

Scale back NBN to save budget: Palmer

Key minority party leader, Clive Palmer, has said that the National Broadband Network could be scaled back to AU$7 billion in cost to reduce government spending.

June 22, 2014

Chinese state media labels Windows 8 a 'potential threat'

The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.

June 5, 2014

Just because NBN Co serve you doesn't mean they like you

Just so we get this straight: when Labor proposes spending $43 billion on an FTTP network it's "reckless spending". When the Coalition spends $41 billion on a hodgepodge it's "money well spent". This, from the government that's putting the 'con' back in 'condescension'.

May 11, 2014 by

Treasury backs NBN funding cap

Treasury has thrown its support behind the government capping off NBN Co investment at AU$29.5 billion, and opening up the network to infrastructure-based competition.

March 23, 2014

TPG seeks to end NBN monopoly

TPG has called on the government to allow it to compete against the National Broadband Network with its own fixed network in competitive areas.

March 17, 2014

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