Mark Gregory

Curtain rises on NBN's second act

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Telstra chief executive David Thodey and NBN Co boss Bill Morrow may have been beaming as the reworked deal was finally signed but it will be interesting to see how long before the bonhomie gives way to acrimony.

The year the NBN stood still

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NBN Co has got a few things right in 2014 but for the government and particularly Malcolm Turnbull, the year will be remembered as the one in which Australia was consigned to the broadband back blocks.

Rescuing Turnbull's NBN

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The Coalition government’s vision of a second-rate broadband network provides NBN Co’s engineers with an interesting challenge. Is it possible to overcome the network's limitations?

Telstra's Wi-Fi play demands stricter scrutiny

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The telco's bold plan to build a national Wi-Fi network may seem innocent enough but it raises some vexing issues for its rivals and regulators.

The NBN twilight zone

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The Coalition's multi-technology mix NBN poses technical and rollout coordination challenges that could well leave quite a few premises out in the cold.

NBN and net neutrality: What it means for Australian consumers

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In the next decade the NBN will become the dominant medium for content distribution and without net neutrality laws the larger service providers will make merry and further entrench their dominance.

Time to end the NBN spin cycle

It’s critically important that NBN Co is allowed to continue the rollout without the shackles of ideological persuasion, dubious timelines and an opacity that emboldens its many critics.

NBN Co's great gamble

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HFC might be able to give NBN Co a boost in connection numbers at the right time but it won't be easy or cheap.

What's good for Telstra is good for NBN Co

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The draft carrier licence condition released by the government penalises the industry in favour of Telstra and NBN Co. With the fate of both entities closely intertwined Telstra's rivals are running out of options.

The NBN phony war is over

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Breaking Telstra's dominance was never going to be easy and the Coalition's NBN 2.0 has inevitably compounded the problem. With its rivals up in arms how is the Telstra split going to play out?

Attack of the NBN zealots

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Diehard fibre fans aren't NBN Co's only problem. The company's fate is being written by economic zealots that need to be put back in the box.

NBN Co tied up in fibre knots

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The past couple of weeks have not been pleasant for NBN Co's senior management and things could get a lot worse, especially if the cost of running fibre straight to premises continues to tumble.

Turnbull's NBN headache rages on

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With David Thodey saying that the Telstra-NBN Co deal still has 'long way to go' and TPG continuing on its merry way, the NBN complications are piling up for the Coalition.

Why the NBN's cost-benefit analysis is flawed on arrival

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Millions of dollars later, the Vertigan committee's report has so far failed to shed any useful or rigorous insight into the future direction of the NBN.

A fibre freeze is hampering Tasmania’s tech transformation

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The Apple Isle is forging a new future in the global digital economy, but issues with the NBN, data centres and backhaul are holding it back.

What the NBN cost-benefit review doesn't tell you

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Nine months in the making the Coalition's landmark cost-benefit analysis still leaves many important questions unanswered.

Clearing the air on a fibre-to-the-node NBN

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With FTTN and HFC now set to form the backbone of the NBN, it’s time for NBN Co to shed some further light on the design rules.

Labor’s NBN bubble has burst

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When it comes to Australia's broadband future the opposition has seemingly lost its voice.

Choking on a one-lane NBN freeway

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NBN Co badly needs to revisit the capacity and congestion problem plaguing Australia's telco networks, as a multi-technology mix will clog the pipes up quickly.

Baby steps for embattled NBN Co

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The Coalition’s NBN policy remains a lemon, but at least NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow and his team are trying to make it a little more palatable.

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