The ability for NBN retailers in Australia to compete with Telstra in selling new services to the network is being hampered by an NBN Co database quirk, according to MyNetFone chief Rene Sugo.
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NBN Co board member and Internode co-founder Simon Hackett has said that his first choice for Australia's National Broadband Network would have been 100 percent fibre.
Telstra's new NBN migration plan outlines moves to extend the disconnection window for customers moving from one network to the other under the government's multi-technology model for the network.
Sydney telco AusBBS is claiming to be the first in the Australian market to offer customers new retail fibre-to-the-basement network products supplied wholesale by TPG's subsidiary AAPT.
NBN Co has bowed to industry pressure, announcing that it will drop the connectivity virtual circuit charge for retail service providers by 12.5 percent from February 1 next year.
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has said that a future Labor government would be hard pressed to switch back to a fibre-to-the-premises NBN delivery model, but hopes to develop a policy with stakeholders outlining a path to a fibre 'end game'.
NBN Co should be split into three different entities down delivery technology lines before the company is privatised, according to the chairman of the Australian competition watchdog, Rod Sims.
Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.
Apartments and offices in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland will be connected to the NBN Co's fibre by 24 September, as part of the company's plan to speed up its fibre rollout in a "commercial response" to TPG.
Telstra today won a legal battle against NBN Co in the NSW Supreme Court, with the national broadband company set to pay the telco an extra AU$200 million unless it successfully appeals the ruling.