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CCC slams Turnbull's NBN reviews

Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.

October 1, 2014

Turnbull launches broadband tracker website

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new website built on data collected from the telcos purporting to display broadband availability across Australia.

February 19, 2014

Telstra, Optus could co-own Coalition's NBN: Report

An analysis of the Coalition's options for the National Broadband Network if it wins the September election has suggested Australia's two largest telcos could take an equity interest in a modified NBN Co.

March 11, 2013

How grassroots broadband can succeed where telcos fear to tread

Slow broadband in rural areas is often a fact of life for local inhabitants that has to be endured until one of the big telecoms operators decides it's economically viable to extend their network. It's not easy, but not-for-profit grassroots community projects can provide an economically viable alternative.

December 12, 2012 by

TalkTalk 'most complained-about ISP' for fifth time

TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.

June 27, 2012 by

London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.

June 19, 2012 by

Govt urges telcos to team up against NBN Co

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has urged Telstra and the other telcos to join forces in their access negotiations with NBN Co.

May 24, 2012

Fanboys swoon, telcos cross themselves

Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?

March 7, 2012 by

NBN Co fires back at SAU critics

NBN Co has fired back at suggestions from Telstra and other telcos that it will introduce new products at high prices solely for the purpose of recouping the cost of building the National Broadband Network (NBN) under its special access undertaking (SAU).

February 19, 2012

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