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Telstra to train up NBN army

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Telstra aims to sign up more than one million customers on the NBN in 2018.

NBN Co cops a copper blowout

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The company building the National Broadband Network is facing a $640 million bill to repair and replace parts of the decrepit copper network it bought from Telstra.

NBN's network repair costs revealed

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The NBN is facing a $640m bill to repair and replace parts of its decrepit copper network.

What will the NBN really cost?

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There are competing estimates of the cost of the NBN, but new data from broadband rollouts overseas can give us a clearer picture of the true cost in Australia.

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.

Turnbull's NBN more pain than gain

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The revelations about the shoddy state of Optus' HFC network should come as no surprise, the questionable quality of both the copper and the HFC infrastru cture was always destined to deliver cost blowouts and deployment delays.

Optus cable blow to NBN rollout

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Poor state of Optus wires could cost NBN $375m, force it to miss rollout targets.

M2 breaking down NBN access barrier

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Melbourne-based M2 Group is looking to open doors to the NBN for a raft of smaller internet providers.

Squeezing every drop out of NBN copper

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Pushing old technologies to the limit will allow NBN Co to squeeze more capacity out of the network but the relief is likely to be temporary.

Is the NBN business model off the rails?

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We may not need fibre-to-the-premises right now but we will certainly need it in the near-future. Based on the current economic model NBN Co will struggle to deliver on those needs without ongoing government support.

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.

Telstra's bush broadband deal 'questionable'

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The long-awaited Regional Telecommunications Review says the obligation and funding mechanisms that require Telstra to maintain its ageing copper network in the bush need a rethink.

Vodafone boss calls for NBN to cover mobiles

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Inaki Berroeta wants the government to widen the scope of the NBN so it includes mobile phone infrastructure to loosen Telstra’s grip on rural and regional Australia.

NBN Co conducts first G.fast trial

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Technology could see NBN Co accelerate its plans to connect multi-dwelling units and compete more effectively with the likes of TPG in lucrative areas.

NBN Co spends $14 million on new copper

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The company building the National Broadband Network has bought 1800 kilometres of copper to facilitate the FTTN component of the network and it’s going to need a lot more of it.

NBN will need more copper to roll out

by AAP
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Bill Morrow says NBN Co have enough at the moment to continue delivering fibre to the node.

NBN Co rolls out ambitious construction roadmap

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Plan provides the first glimpse of the areas where NBN will deploy HFC but Labor opposition remains unconvinced about delivery.

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.

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