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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State-by-state breakdown of NBN Co's rollout statistics reveals the patchwork nature of the network's deployment
The unpredictable performance of VDSL2 technology over Telstra's copper network means that NBN Co would be unable to guarantee customers the 50Mbps speeds promised by the new government, a leaked NBN Co report has warned.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated he will not release the NBN Co strategic review on Monday, despite an order from the Senate to do so.
It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.
Former NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley has sought to set the record straight on the cost for the NBN fibre-to-the-premises rollout ahead of the release of the strategic review conducted after he left the company.
Villages, or gram panchayats, will be provided with 3 Internet connections and 1 Wi-Fi hotspot by March 2016. This is the latest push by the government to improve connectivity across the country especially in the hinterlands.
An internal review of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has identified 12 major issues that must be resolved within the next 18 months or so if there is any chance of the Australian government meeting its promised 2019 date for completing the massive project.
Development of new IT, operational and business support systems to support an FttN network would require a massive, expensive and risk-fraught IT development process, NBN Co warned the incoming minister in a confidential analysis.
The strategic review of NBN Co will not be released today, a spokesperson for Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed.
Australia's new Liberal Party government is using the wrong strategy for rolling out the country's national broadband network (NBN) and should consolidate the planned two-stage deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) technology into one rollout, a leaked internal report has revealed.
NBN Co advice for incoming minister Malcolm Turnbull warned that issues around the deployment and electrification of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) cabinets, as well as problems retraining NBN Co and subcontractor staff, would contribute to the project missing key milestones.
The release of NBN Co's advice warning of significant challenges to its FttN NBN rollout has elicited a strong reaction from a minister who claims he wants the 'unvarnished truth'. What he forgets is that nature hates a vacuum — and so does the NBN debate.
NBN Co executive chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski will earn an additional AU$50,000 per month over the top of his base chairman's salary every month until he appoints a replacement CEO to the company.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the findings of a leaked 'blue book' as a political document prepared by NBN Co six months ago.
A leaked report provided to the Coalition casts doubt over the government's promise to deliver 25Mbps download speeds to all Australians by 2016.