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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The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
While Australians continue to download increasing amounts of data, the number of people using broadband quicker than 24Mbps has stalled, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Look beyond the call for an NBN Co split detailed in the latest instalment of the Vertigan review into the NBN, and you see a blueprint for a weaker telco regulator appear.
A consultant to the Department of Communications over NBN Co's new corporate plan has been accused of having a conflict of interest, given his role in developing NBN Co's 2013 strategic review.
Commonwealth Bank's CIO David Whiteing has warned that there are a number of security risks associated with migrating ATM and Eftpos banking services from Telstra's network to the NBN fibre.
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'.
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.
From the garage to Mars, a Melbourne-based flight simulator business is using the NBN to close the geographical divide and level the competitive playing field.
NBN Co's different technology types should be split into separate companies with large parts sold off, the government-commissioned panel looking into Australia's broadband has argued.
NBN Co's updated product road map released today outlines plans to introduce fibre-to-the-basement and fibre-to-the-node commercial products in 2015.
NBN Co has said that the annual cost of powering the nodes in the multi-technology mix will be cheaper than the capital cost of rolling out fibre to the premises.
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said there is no conspiracy over fibre savings with the company reviewing the outcome of a trial of new fibre deployment technology and methods implemented in a trial in Victoria that was leaked to media earlier this month.
New Zealand's fibre to the premises and building rollout has beat its June target for premises passed by the fibre network.
Telstra CEO David Thodey has said TPG's decision to rollout fibre to the basement in competition with the NBN is not a threat to the telecommunications giant.