NBN Buzz

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rollout approach the company building the NBN finds itself adopting technologies and a network design that will be outdated even before the rollout is completed.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

No fix to NBN construction pain

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NBN is now facing a self-imposed shortage of workers with the skills needed to rollout the obsolete FTTN VDSL2/vectoring technology and there's no easy solution in sight.

Can the NBN power Australia's Network Economy?

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The global Network Economy will provide endless opportunities for participants but Australia needs to make a decision on its broadband infrastructure before it's too late.

Transactions, not people, drive the need for fibre

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As the economic value of better broadband comes to the fore all roads do eventually lead to full-fibre networks.

NBN contractor cuts jobs in Tasmania

by AAP
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Labor calls for federal government intervention after Visionstream sacks 60 workers.

NBN urged to give stakeholders more information

by AAP
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Competition regulator pushes for new reporting conditions to keep Telstra's power in check.

NBN satellite a rural health tonic

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The NBN satellite service promises to deliver a boon for rural Australia.

NBN faces labour squeeze

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The company building the ­National Broadband Network has warned that the project is facing an acute labour shortage, and it is planning to launch a training program designed to beef up its workforce.

TPG-iiNet merger needs careful scrutiny: NBN chief Morrow

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NBN chief executive Bill Morrow has warned that the impending $1.56 billion takeover of iiNet by TPG Telecom could see the big three telcos squeeze out competition in the market.

NBN network deal with Telstra sealed

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Nbn officially takes control of Telstra's copper and cable after ACCC rubberstamps their $11 billion deal.

The secret trade deal that rewrites Australian telco rules

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The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could potentially have a dramatic impact on our telecommunications sector.

NetComm taps NBN windfall

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The faster-than-expected deployment of the fixed wireless portion of the National Broadband Network promises a hefty windfall for Australian wireless hardware maker.

The NBN endgame

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When the NBN is finally finished in 2020 don’t be surprised when you get far less than what you anticipated.

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