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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

NBN CBA fetes Feds' fickle, flagging fibre faith

The Vertigan cost-benefit analysis has further downgraded the role of fibre in the multi technology mix (MTM) model for the NBN - even though it also suggests that fibre isn't as relatively expensive as it used to be. What are we to make of this?

September 4, 2014 by

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

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