NBN Buzz

The TPG tangle could get messy for Turnbull

The Coalition's bid to prop up NBN Co's viability has the telcos in a tizz but it doesn't stop TPG Telecom from benefitting from the chaos.

Telstra's NBN migration plan gets the green light

Telco given all clear by the Coalition government to lodge its revised migration plan with the ACCC.

NBN's road to 'bare-minimum broadband'

It's going to take a lot of hard work for the government to stay the course with the MTM NBN. Even if everything goes to plan, we are going to end up with a network that will barely meet the standard definition of broadband.

Levy to compete with NBN: Turnbull

Telcos keen to compete with NBN Co will need to pay a levy to help build rural network: report.

The unintended consequence of NBN Co's FTTB lifeline

NBN Co's new found confidence in connecting apartments to the NBN owes a lot to Malcolm Turnbull's carrier licence condition gambit. However, the telco industry isn't entirely pleased with the minister.

NBN rollout rules in greenfields 'problematic': ACCAN

Peak communications consumer body urges government to charge property owners, rather than tenants, to pay for NBN connections in new developments.

NBN Co wary of TPG competition

NBN Co looks to fend off rivals by connecting 6000 city apartments with its fibre network this year.

Australia continues to fall behind in broadband race

Latest Akamai report ranks Australia 44th for average connection speeds, down three positions from the previous quarter.

TPG suspends fibre-to-the-basement product

Telco puts its FTTB offering on ice as it navigates new regulatory framework put forward by the government. Shares slump four per cent.

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

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

by AAP
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.