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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NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said that should TPG roll out fibre networks along with Telstra and Optus in competition with the NBN, it would undermine the business model for the company.
NBN Co reacted hysterically to the publication of an internal trial review that found that FttP could be rolled out 61 percent faster and 50 percent cheaper than in previous rollouts. Here's what the company's Melton deployment trial taught it about managing contractors better.
Australia's competition watchdog will not prevent telecommunications company TPG from rolling out fibre to the basement in metropolitan areas directly in competition with NBN Co.
NBN Co has denied undertaking a pilot study using cost-saving techniques to scale down the cost of rolling out fibre to the premises.
The Vertigan cost-benefit analysis has further downgraded the role of fibre in the multi technology mix (MTM) model for the NBN - even though it also suggests that fibre isn't as relatively expensive as it used to be. What are we to make of this?
iiNet plans to enhance the delivery of NBN to its customers with the acquisition of Tech2 Group.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said there are no guarantees that his version of the NBN will be successful.
NBN Co's weekly rollout statistics do not reflect the number of premises that are verging on being ready to connect to the network, with NBN Co withholding some areas from being added to the list while additional construction work is being completed.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is looking to refine the process of moving customers from Telstra's legacy network onto the NBN, with some customers in the first 15 areas still waiting for an NBN connection.
Vodafone and NBN Co have been quietly testing out using NBN Co's fibre as backhaul for Vodafone's mobile network.
Labor-hating has become so popular that few bother remembering the real reason FttP was introduced without a CBA in the first place. But as the Coalition crows about a cost-benefit analysis justifying an FttN NBN 10 times costlier than Labor's own FttN policy, it's worth taking time out for a reality check.
NBN Co will have access to reports on the quality of Telstra's copper network and where pits have been flooded in the past, as part of the revised NBN deal, CEO Bill Morrow has said.
With NBN Co reporting revenues of AU$60 million for the last financial year, the company is targeting passing 1 million premises by the network at the end of June 2015.
The government's NBN cost-benefit analysis report said exactly what the government wanted it to say, Labor and the Greens have said.