NBN Buzz

iiNet rejects Telstra's push for higher access charges

Listed ISP says fixed line access charges should fall by almost 17 per cent in the next three years.

Telstra inks $390m NBN deal

Telstra signs $390m contract to plan, design support services for the NBN, for up to 4 years.

NBN Co eyes HFC launch in 2016

Latest NBN Co product roadmap points to a HFC customer pilot in Q4 2015 with an initial scale product launch slated for the first quarter of 2016.

Telstra's NBN advantage will be kept in check: Turnbull

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Communications minister keen to ensure Telstra doesn't derive undue market advantage, courtesy of the reworked NBN deal; also points to denser wireless networks as a key competitive threat to NBN Co.

Telstra designs new deal for NBN

Telco set to pick up over 50 per cent of NBN's planning and design work.

Government communications network could be sold

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ICON, the high-speed communications network linking federal government departments and agencies up for sale.

NBN 2.0 takes a big punt on HFC

Buying the HFC networks from Telstra and Optus will deliver a broadband service to some customers a little sooner, and, possibly, more cheaply. But with limits on future service growth and many areas served by both telcos, why is NBN Co acquiring both?

Sims backs Telstra's NBN deal

ACCC chairman welcomes Telstra's increased involvement, warns against retail advantage: report.

Telstra gets the money and the box

David Thodey played his NBN hand very well, with Telstra getting all the money originally agreed but also being given a reserved part of the NBN to keep servicing its customers.

Telstra in box seat to win extra NBN work

NBN Co says there will be an official tender process to determine who gets the final maintenance and construction contracts, with deals to start rolling out over the next three to six months.

A win-win deal for Telstra and NBN Co

The new deal will see Telstra get the same $11bn as per the original 2011 agreement, while the telco will progressively transfer ownership of its copper and HFC networks to NBN Co.

NBN Co to own Telstra copper in new NBN deal

NBN Co to take possession of Telstra and Optus fixed networks as landmark deals pave the way for a faster rollout of the NBN.

The year the NBN stood still

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.

Coalition to price cap NBN services

Coalition government ditches uniform national wholesale pricing.

Optus strikes back in fixed broadband space

Telco unveils an entry-level unlimited data cable broadband bundle which will be delivered via its HFC network

NBN Co's multi-technology mix has much to prove

NBN Co is banking on HFC to deliver on connections before its June 2016 deadline but the network builder can't afford to be slack on remediation of the copper and the cable networks.

Rescuing Turnbull's NBN

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?

ARRIS beats Cisco on NBN HFC deal: source

US telecoms equipment provider trumps high-profile rival to win key HFC equipment contract with NBN Co.

NBN Co to connect 1.9 million premises by June 2016

Latest NBN Co rollout plan does not include connections on the HFC infrastructure nor the long-term satellite service, as NBN Co boss Bill Morrow urges an end to the technology debate.

NBN rollout moves forward: report

NBN Co still expects to deliver broadband to a further 1.9m homes by mid-2016.