NBN Buzz

NBN will be a bonanza for the Government

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When the Government goes to sell NBN in the next few years, it will be a monopoly network provider with a steadily growing annuity income stream.

ACCC gives final approval to NBN’s Optus deal

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The competition regulator has given final clearance to NBN’s $800m deal to buy and upgrade Optus’s cable network.

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.

Secret NBN plan angers ISPs: report

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NBN Co working on plan that would allow likes of Woolworths to sell internet access.

Hard to get a handle on the NBN colossus

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NBN Co's desperately evolving corporate plan reflects the harsh cost realities the company faces as it grapples with rolling out a world-significant project. But it could have been worse.

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.

Labor pondering NBN name change

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The federal opposition says more needs to be done to differentiate its approach to the NBN compared to that of the coalition.

NBN partner ‘sabotaged' rival

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Accusations of sabotage levelled by OPENetworks — a competitor to the NBN and a provider of fibre networks to new housing estates.

NBN's new satellites ready for takeoff

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Sky Muster, which will deliver broadband services to the bush, is set to launch on October 1.

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.

Singapore group slams NBN: report

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MyRepublic hits out at Abbott govt changes to broadband plan as it plans Aust launch.

From NBN to nbn: Turnbull's broadband patch-up job

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It’s getting harder to see the public value in the Coalition's MTM network but it’s too late to stop it now.

NBN to double construction workforce

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Company building the National Broadband Network launches a $40 million program to boost total construction workforce to 9000.

NBN spruiks hiring spree

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The company building the National Broadband Network set to increase its headcount by more than a third over the next 18 months.

The government goes to bat for Telstra

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It would be a breach of faith with Telstra's shareholders if the ACCC used its access pricing inquiry to siphon off chunks of the telco's compensation to its competitors.

NBN network design dissected

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Forced to utilise a lowest cost rollout approach the company building the NBN finds itself adopting technologies and a network design that will be outdated even before the rollout is completed.

NBN wins approval for Optus deal

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Competition watchdog grants preliminary approval to NBN’s $800 million deal to buy and upgrade Optus’s cable network.

NBN regulation keeps getting messier

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Department of Communications follows through on Malcolm Turnbull's threat to the ACCC, warning it against rocking the boat on access pricing.

NBN 4G service tops the charts

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The company building the National Broadband Network expects the fixed wireless component of the network to be completed before 2020.

Vodafone wants universal service obligation ditched

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Telco outlines its bold strategy in a submission to the government’s regional telecommunications review,

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