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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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One week, two corporate plans, three strained NBN Co execs

One week, two corporate plans, three strained NBN Co execs

It's hard to know which is more interesting: That the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan readily admits that we still know almost nothing concrete about this government's multi-technology mix rollout, or that a leaked final version of the never-released 2013-16 plan suggests the previous government was indeed getting its act together.

published November 20, 2014 by

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NBN Co construction hits 1 million premises mark

NBN Co construction hits 1 million premises mark

This week, NBN Co commenced construction on its one millionth premises, the company said in a Senate Estimates hearing, where it also revealed that it has yet to gain access to any part of the hybrid fibre-coaxial networks that it expects will make up almost a third of its final footprint.

published November 19, 2014 by

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NBN to be a landmark: Alcatel-Lucent

NBN to be a landmark: Alcatel-Lucent

The Australian government's push to make the National Broadband Network a mixture of technologies will likely become a landmark that is followed by other countries, according to Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes.

published November 13, 2014 by

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Globe Telecom considers G.fast after 4G

Globe Telecom considers G.fast after 4G

Philippines telecommunications giant Globe Telecom has indicated that it may choose to use G.fast VDSL technology to reach buildings where legacy copper can't be replaced with fibre and fixed wireless can't cope with demand.

published November 13, 2014 by

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TPG should outbid NBN Co to buy the Optus HFC network

TPG should outbid NBN Co to buy the Optus HFC network

The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.

published November 6, 2014 by

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Nextgen halts NBN aggregation

Nextgen halts NBN aggregation

National Broadband Network aggregator Nextgen is blaming system changes for the company needing to increase prices and cease offering its product to new customers.

published November 6, 2014 by

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NBN review costs top AU$2 million

NBN review costs top AU$2 million

The Department of Communications has revealed the full extent of the cost for the panel tasked with conducting a cost-benefit analysis into Australia's broadband options, and the other reviews it has undertaken since the election of the Coalition government.

published November 3, 2014 by

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