NBN Buzz

Hackett's FTTN aversion: a weapon for NBN Co critics

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NBN Co director Simon Hackett's comments on the use of Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) tech for the NBN gives Malcolm Turnbull's critics useful ammunition.

TPG, iiNet and the ACCC's big decision

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TPG's takeover of iiNet will take industry consolidation to a new level but at what point do we cross a threshold that's not in the best interests of the consumer?

The NBN fibre cost shock

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Malcolm Turnbull's re-election commitment to provide a pathway from copper to fibre has been achieved but the cost of paying to have the fibre rolled to the premise has blown out to a fearsome and prohibitive extent.

NBN Co spells out Fibre-on-Demand costs

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NBN Co has released the details on how much it will cost those interested in switching from Fibre-to-the-Node technology to Fibre-to-the-Home.

NBN and USO: Searching for a better alignment

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The Coalition government is putting its weight behind a broad public debate about the provision of the Universal Service Obligation and it's a discussion we need to have .

TPG-iiNet will be Telstra's biggest foe

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The long awaited move by TPG Telecom to acquire iiNet is the culmination of a consolidation merry-go-round in the telco sector, but can TPG make it work?

NBN Co promises fibre speeds on HFC networks

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NBN Co formally commits to utilising DOCSIS 3.1 technology to energise the HFC cables bought from Telstra and Optus.

The dark cloud over the NBN

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While NBN Co’s management is optimistic about its new technology mix, the project’s economics may be working against it.

Mumbo-jumbo accounting clouds NBN rollout cost

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What's the point of telling Australians how much it would cost per premises to rollout a full-fibre NBN without providing the equivalent cost for HFC and Fibre-to-the-Node? And where did the operations, maintenance and upgrade costs go?

Locked into a second-rate NBN

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While all other developed economies are now increasing their fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) rollouts, the Coalition government has basically put a stop to any brownfield FttP rollouts in Australia.

NBN will suffer under telcos' lack of vision

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The telecommunications industry has demonstrated an astounding lack of strategic vision for decades now, and the NBN is no exception.

NBN Co revenues triple as rollout accelerates

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Government-owned NBN Co says revenues rise, losses increase as rollout accelerates.

NBN review sinks hopes of cheaper ‘Rolls Royce’ model

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New NBN Co review means number of homes receiving full fibre connection unlikely to increase.

NBN Co brings its rollout up to speed

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By committing to a significant upgrade of its HFC networks, NBN Co has moved a step closer to achieving Turnbull's vision of a multi-technology national broadband network.

NBN Co to turbocharge HFC networks

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US-based ARRIS Group picked to bring the cable networks, bought from Telstra and Optus, up to speed.

Telstra sticks to the script with Penn

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Telstra’s incoming boss Andrew Penn has reiterated that there will be no substantial change in direction for the telco after the departure of current CEO David Thodey in May.

TPG back on its fibre horse

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Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to slow TPG Telecom’s FTTB rollout evidently couldn’t keep the telco down for too long,

iiNet unimpressed with NBN rollout

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Malcolm Turnbull’s multi-technology mix NBN isn’t being deployed fast enough for the Perth telco.

TPG revives FTTB plan

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Telco relists a single FTTB + home phone bundle for $70 a month for new customers.

NBN: The good, the bad and the downright unfair

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To get a better understanding of what we will receive after spending a large part of $43 billion on what's ultimately a minor upgrade to existing infrastructure, we need to investigate NBN Co’s product technical specifications.

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