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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Malcolm Turnbull would have been quietly relieved to preside over the unveiling of Australia's first FttN NBN customers. But the launch did nothing to clarify questions around the government's relationship with Telstra, the competitive stance of the Coalition's NBN, and the nagging suspicion that Turnbull is digging himself into a deep, deep hole.
Telstra's stake in fixed networks will be significantly reduced once NBN Co 're-nationalises' the copper network and buys it back from Telstra, according to CEO David Thodey.
Telcos will have to inform NBN FttP customers that in the case of a blackout, the phone and internet connection will drop unless a backup power unit is installed, under a new ruling by the ACMA
The first customer connected to the NBN via fibre to the node has been hooked up with Telstra in Umina, on the New South Wales central coast.
As iiNet grows its customer base with the roll-out of the National Broadband Network, the company's CEO says he is "furious" at the progress of the roll-out to date.
NBN Co would pick up much-needed spectrum to fill a gap in its fixed-wireless network coverage in Australia's metropolitan fringes under a draft ministerial direction released today.
Australia's third-largest ISP has recorded revenue in excess of AU$1 billion in its full year results for the last financial year.
An upgrade of Vodafone Australia's network core with Ericsson will allow the company to offer voice over 4G services in 2015, CEO Inaki Berroeta has said.
The ACCC did not overly influence the expert panel's recommendation to the Labor government that the NBN should be fibre to the premises, according to panel member Rod Tucker.
Telstra has reported an AU$4.7 billion profit for the 2013-2014 financial year as the company looks to buy back AU$1 billion in shares.
The government-commissioned review into NBN Co's governance has said NBN Co's previous board lacked the right sets of skills, and failed to set key performance goals for former CEO Mike Quigley.
Once a nation has universal fibre to the premises internet access, the question becomes, what's next?
It will be up to retailers to ensure they aren't misleading customers on FttN speeds, with NBN Co planning to offer retailers speed testing tools for premises connected via fibre to the node.
Smug Liberals will embrace Scales' assessment of Labor's NBN as vindication of their own position – but they're ignoring the double disaster towards which Malcolm Turnbull is steering the effort.