Mark Gregory

Can Labor turn the NBN tables on Turnbull?

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The 2016 federal election looms and the opposition needs some creative thinking to capitalise on the Coalition’s headaches in the telecoms portfolio.

The great digital TV rip-off

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Lazy broadcast networks are playing Australian viewers for fools.

What the NBN will look like in 2020

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The national broadband network is likely to fuel discontent for decades to come.

Fifield needs to take the lead on USO

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There's no quick and easy fix to the Universal Service Obligation (USO) conundrum but the Coalition can't afford to let the issue drift.

NBN technology upgrade a painful path for many

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Nine months since its launch NBN Co’s Technology Change Program (TCP) initiative is starting to look a lot like half-hearted window dressing.

The art of undermining the ACCC

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The Turnbull government's current stance towards the competition watchdog could potentially lead to a series of negative outcomes, as far as consumer outcomes are concerned.

Quigley strikes back on NBN costs

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Former NBN Co boss Mike Quigley is back and the man who rather gamely took on the challenge of getting Australia’s biggest infrastructure off the ground has more than a few things to say.

Can NBN spark a rural mobile revolution?

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The rollout of the National Broadband Network is set to make current Universal Service Obligation rules irrelevant and the infrastructure should be used to break Telstra's stranglehold in the bush.

How NBN 'Fibre on Demand' works

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NBN Co’s Technology Choice Program appears straightforward as a concept but for one local community group the road to a technology upgrade has so far been a bewildering one.

The NBN satellite will take time to deliver

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A year will seem like a long time but the interim service will have to suffice and at least there’s a progressive migration roadmap in place.

Sky Muster a small step forward for NBN

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Malcolm Turnbull may not have been a fan of the "Rolls-Royce" satellite solution but even the two NBN satellites may not be enough to fix all of the capacity issues.

The technology that could turbocharge the NBN

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While NBN Co continues to sing the praises of copper the development of new Passive Optical Network (PON) systems continue to push new boundaries.

How much do FTTP NBN connections really cost?

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The cost of fibre-to-the-premises deployment in New Zealand is getting progressively cheaper, yet across the Tasman NBN Co still just can't let go of copper.

ACCC's broadband monitoring call needs support

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The arguments raised by the telcos against a proposed monitoring regime don't add up. Unfortunately with the government backing a National Broadband Network, made up of a hodgepodge of fixed access technologies, it’s unlikely to be in a rush to support the ACCC.

Can Australian telecoms be made more affordable?

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Access to telecommunications at affordable pricing has been the 'Holy Grail' for many Australians, particularly in regional and remote areas, and there are still many hurdles that need to be crossed.

The NBN blowout and the blame game

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The $15 billion cost blowout and further rollout delays highlighted by NBN Co are an exercise in allowing the Coalition to get the bad news out of the way and hope for better news before the next election.

Labor at NBN crossroads

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Rather than focus on spin Labor might want to tackle the tough questions that need to be answered before it releases its revised NBN policy, which looks doomed no matter what it contains.

Can NBN's hiring spree get the job done on time?

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The challenges of rolling out the Coalition's MTM network aren't going away in a hurry and NBN will need every bit of help it can get to hit its 2020 target.

Telcos caught in a security firefight

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Cyber security is a major issue but is the Coalition using it as a smokescreen to grab unparalleled legislative control over the telecommunications industry?

The Coalition's latest assault on telcos

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The Coalition government’s proposed national security amendment to the Telecommunications Act is an ill-conceived exercise that once again threatens to impose onerous conditions on the telecommunications industry.

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