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Fears are rising that a "nuclear option" could be used to degrade copper broadband services in New Zealand and drive users to fibre.
If India's numbers largely exaggerate the on-ground reality of the number and quality of broadband connections, it may explain the still-nascent condition of e-commerce in the country.
Gosford is Australia's first council to be a licensed telecommunications carrier – but for the council it's not so much about competing with existing telcos, as it is about facilitating a cloud and NBN-driven technology reinvention.
Careful reading of the NBN Strategic Review's financial projections suggests its authors have taken gross liberties to ensure the revised NBN model stacks up better on paper than the current rollout.
BT will make a second pass on locations that it hasn't managed to deliver fibre to in previous attempts.
MyRepublic announces plans to enter the New Zealand market and will begin offering its services to home and business subscribers from mid-2014.
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.
Weasel words abound in the Coalition's NBN Strategic Review, which cites an industry report to justify its assertion that HFC is a better investment than FTTP. Curiously, the report actually says something completely different.
The NBN Co Strategic Review proposes that Malcolm Turnbull change the network into a hodgepodge of access technologies known as Scenario 6. But will this cheaper Optimised Multi-Technology Mix look as appealing during 2014 as relative benefits are weighed and strategies revised?
Mukesh Ambani's Jio plans to revolutionize speeds at which we consume content through its pan-India 4G network, but seeing is believing.
The Coalition is stealing easy runs with a fibre-to-the-basement (FttB) approach to delivering broadband to multi dwelling units (MDUs) that Labor could and should have implemented long ago.
It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.
Replicating current analogue services over the Coalition's FttN NBN will be complex, expensive, time-consuming and may not be a "sensible" use of government funding, a confidential NBN Co assessment has warned.
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.
NBN Co needs to test and fix customers' in-home copper wiring to get the best speeds from VDSL2, but it's the most expensive and least preferred of three options for in-home connectivity, the company's advice to the Coalition government warns.