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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M2 CEO Geoff Horth has said that the organic growth of 70,000 broadband subscribers in the last financial year dispels the myth that the company will only grow through acquisitions.
NBN Co expects to launch its initial fibre-to-the building product in the first quarter of 2015, according to its updated Integrated Product Roadmap document, released today.
NBN Co believes the existing competition policy is providing the organisation with sufficient structure and regulation that allows it to even out the playing field to the telecommunications market.
As Telstra begins planning and design work for a fibre to the node trial in New South Wales and Queensland, the Victorian trial remains stalled.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told ZDNet that the deal signed today with Telstra for a fibre-to-the-node trial will see the NBN built sooner.
Telstra and NBN Co have signed an AU$150 million deal to rent copper, design and build a fibre to the node rollout to 206,000 premises in New South Wales and Queensland.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
As the country waits for the results of the NBN cost-benefit analysis (CBA) it's worth looking back over the NBN Strategic Review – and reconsidering whether its assumptions about the long-term value of NBN Co aren't excessively optimistic.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Key minority party leader, Clive Palmer, has said that the National Broadband Network could be scaled back to AU$7 billion in cost to reduce government spending.
Spirit Telecom has installed fibre to the basement in the Triptych apartments in Southbank in Melbourne with the ability to get speeds of up to 200Mbps down.
Service Stream has secured a renewal on its field services contract with NBN Co in a deal worth up to AU$140 million to connect the fibre NBN to each premises.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said NBN Co and Telstra are planning a wider trial of fibre to the node technology that will cover up to 1,000 premises.
Armidale council has voted to spend up to AU$250,000 extending the fibre network in the town out to the airport and the new industrial land development using existing sewer trenches.