The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's proposed wholesale, open-access fibre-to-the-premises data network. Controversial from the moment of its inception, the NBN always manages to generate interesting debate on the future of communications.
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NBN Co boss, Bill Morrow, has said that he would consider the option of outsourcing call centres and back office jobs to low-cost locations in a bid to cut back on costs for the company, according to a report.
NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.
The Australian competition watchdog will continue to allow retail telecommunication service providers to use Telstra's copper network for another five years.
NBN Co has said that its 105Mbps download speed achieved in a fibre-to-the-node trial was based on a single test, and has suggested TPG should be taxed for its proposed fibre to the building plans.
NBN Co has announced it will target apartment blocks and offices in CBD's in a "commercial response" to companies like TPG planning large-scale network rollouts to those areas.
NBN Co is now only expecting to roll out fibre to 20 percent of Australia premises, down from the 22 percent in the Coalition's 2013 election policy.
NBN Co could ultimately end up paying Telstra AU$98 billion over the next 55 years in lease payments for ducts, dark fibre and other telecommunications infrastructure, according to a report.
As debate rages over TPG competing against NBN Co, TPG has released its unlimited plans for services on NBN Co's network, which the company says were only possible through its large fibre infrastructure assets.
Three of the old guard of NBN Co executives will leave the company over the next few months as new CEO Bill Morrow starts to overhaul the government-owned company.
In one swift move on the fifth birthday of the NBN, Malcolm Turnbull has fallen into the same practice that he accused Labor of for years.
Despite years of slamming Labor for the same sin, the government's decision to proceed with a multi-technology mix version of the National Broadband Network without a cost-benefit analysis into the project being completed will allow NBN Co to get on with the job, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The cost-benefit analysis is incomplete, Ziggy Switkowski has gone rogue and there's still no clarity around how or even if the government will access Telstra's copper – yet Malcolm Turnbull happily marked NBN Co's fifth birthday with a new Statement of Expectations putting the NBN on a road to nowhere. How will future Australia judge this day?
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the wireless network for the NBN was underplanned, with uptake expected to be higher than forecast.
The goal of renegotiations with Telstra should see NBN Co own the legacy copper and cable networks, NBN Co chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski has said.
ISPs will be compensated when NBN Co misses an appointment to hook up a new customer to the service, executive chairman Ziggy Switkowski has revealed.