Mark Gregory

Turning NBN Co into another Telstra

The Vertigan NBN panel's first report was expected to shake the foundations of NBN Co but it's steady as she goes for the moment. However, there's plenty here to suggest what might be in store for the NBN.

Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool

NBN Co may have been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed in the nation's history, but is it the biggest anti-competitive arrangement ever?

Where will the NBN chaos take us?

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The inception of the NBN has thrown our telecommunications industry into a state of turmoil and there's no easy fix at hand.

Telstra's NBN Co fibre deal is more than just a trial

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There's little doubt Malcolm Turnbull has had to refine his pre-election NBN promises, but is the communications minister just making it up as he goes?

Brandis' futile plan to 'stop the bytes'

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Saddling telcos with the costs of cracking down on online piracy will not only fail to work but will see internet bills rise for Australians who are already being badly ripped off for consuming digital content.

NBN cost-benefit arithmetic might not add up

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The panel conducting the independent cost-benefit analysis and regulatory review of the NBN is set to deliver its report to the Coalition. So what will it contain? And more importantly, what will be missing?

Is it too late to save the NBN?

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Labor's national broadband network is dead and buried but the Coalition's watered-down version runs the risk of going down the same path.

Turnbull’s mobile black spot blind spot

The Communications Minister’s recent comments on the $100m mobile black spot program are creating uncertainty and may provoke Telstra to play hardball in NBN Co negotiations.

Preventing the mayhem of a major Telstra outage

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While the immediate effects of the Warrnambool exchange fire have receded, the lessons learnt should not be lost.

Will NBN Co become a Telstra reseller?

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Telstra and NBN Co are still trying to hammer out a deal and the final outcome is unlikely to sit comfortably with the industry and consumers.

Turning virtual into reality: What the future of the internet could look like

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If we ever want to create something like Star Trek's holodeck, we must build an internet that preferences high-quality, low-compression content – not 'Xeroxes of the Mona Lisa'.

Holding the NBN hostage

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The Competitive Carriers Coalition is on thin ice with its latest attack on NBN Co, and the telco industry’s gaming of the backhaul market needs to be checked.

Letter to Bill Morrow: The NBN is a lot harder to fix than Vodafail

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NBN Co's chief executive has plenty on his plate but sorting out the mess requires consumers not being left out of the loop.

Letter to David Thodey: Time is running out

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With almost five years under his belt as Telstra's boss, David Thodey has plenty to be proud of but his biggest challenge still lies ahead of him.

From leader to follower: Running the gigabit broadband race

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How does Australia's NBN 2.0 stack up against access networks being rolled out around the world?

NBN Co rides into the unknown

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NBN Co has been given the guidance to get on with it but there's no guarantee that consumers are going to get better broadband anytime soon.

Turnbull's game of NBN audits is almost over

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The future of the NBN is reaching a critical juncture and while the Coalition will throw around 'facts and figures' that support its case, is the Australian public prepared for the inevitable?

What does the telco industry really think of the NBN?

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The Australian telecommunications industry’s future is under the microscope and the sector’s response has so far been found wanting.

NBN: Turnbull’s time is up

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The NBN house of cards is on shaky grounds and the communications minister is missing in action.

Can Telstra save the NBN?

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Here's how the Coalition government and Telstra can put their heads together and engineer an outcome that makes everyone very happy.

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