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 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.
Statistics out of New Zealand and the United Kingdom show that vectoring may not the cure-all that the new Australian government hopes it will be.
A communications union official has said that Telstra is 'hiding behind the statistics' for the quality of its copper network, and that the network is much worse than even Telstra knows.
Ahead of the completion of NBN Co's strategic review, Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has told ZDNet that Labor is concerned the government will rescind its NBN promises, as it did for education funding.
A Labor and Greens dominated NBN senate committee will hold hearings over the next two days that will include appearances from 'reluctant' NBN Co executives.
Unsatisfied with NBN Co requiring ISPs to get informed consent from users who don't want battery backup for their NBN services, the media regulator is seeking to step in and oversee the process.
National Broadband Network campaigners are delivering a petition with 270,000 online signatures to MPs across the country as they fight for a fibre-to-the-premises plan.
Due to the age of some of the millions of pits in its fixed network, Telstra has no full indication of the number of pits containing deadly asbestos material, according to the company's chief risk officer Kate Hughes.
Is Telstra's copper network dead or isn't it? Experts just can't seem to agree – nor can those people that were supposed to be Malcolm Turnbull's allies, who are compromising his Telstra renegotiations and his case for rural FttN at the same time.