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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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.
Amid anti-competition concerns, the telecoms regulator has given its nod to the S$126 million deal but with extra conditions added. It also believes the consolidation can improve Singapore's network resiliency contrary to worries.
Singapore's fiber broadband network builder has been slapped with its biggest fine ever for failing to meet its Quality of Service standards and breaching its Universal Service Obligation in the first half of 2013.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is edging close to making a decision on whether to accept NBN Co's crucial special access undertaking.
In his inaugural appearance at a senate estimates hearing, NBN Co executive chair Ziggy Switkowski has said Telstra's copper network is 'robust' and has defended his decision to hire a number of ex-Telstra executives.
iiNet founder and CEO, Michael Malone, will be taking a six month sabbatical from the company that he started 20 years ago.
Following successful lab trials of fibre to the building technology, NBN Co is now seeking ISPs to begin testing out the technology in the real world.
The Australian government is considering its options as the NBN Co interim satellite service reaches capacity.
NBN Co's chief technology officer Gary McLaren has said that the speed and product trials of VDSL technology conducted by NBN Co have proven to be a success.
Telstra's managing director of wholesale, Stuart Lee, has defended the company's copper network, stating that Telstra has replaced parts of the network when required.
Having already missed the first significant deadline of his ministry and by all accounts set to blow way past a more significant one, Malcolm Turnbull's NBN turnaround effort is already looking iffy. He's prevailing upon the telecoms industry for "patience" and "collaboration", but will they listen?
Ahead of the release of NBN Co's strategic review, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that fibre to the node offers flexibility and optionality on future upgrades for broadband.
Following the competition regulator's nod of approval, NBN Co will begin incorporating TransACT's Canberra fibre network into its own over the next nine months.