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  • Telstra, NBN Co, Government sign off on $11b NBN deal

    After two years of protracted negotiations Telstra, the Federal Government and the NBN Co have come to definitive agreements on the structural separation of Telstra and the use of its network assets in the National Broadband Network (NBN).

    Written by Tim Lohman23 June 11 09:19
  • Get your act together councils tell NBN Co

    Councils involved in first release sites for the National Broadband Network struggled to prepare for the change and recommend hiring project managers to facilitate the roll out a new report has found.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 June 11 14:30
  • Fujitsu wins $25m NBN Co contract

    Managed services provider Fujitsu A/NZ has scored a $25 million contract with NBN Co for the provision of end user technology services (EUTS) over three years to the company's staff.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 June 11 12:36
  • Fibre cable free to the door: NBN Co

    The federal government business responsible for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, today fended off claims that first release site residents will be charged for fibre optic cable-laying to their houses if they don’t sign up before the trial ends.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 June 11 14:09
  • Redcore acquires Planwell Technology

    Australian IT security company, Redcore, has acquired one of the firm’s contracted by IBM to assist in the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), Planwell Technology.

    Written by Chloe Herrick08 June 11 15:28
  • Gillard praises home work options at NBN launch

    The NBN will enable more people to "work where they live", according to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who attended the opening of the NBN Co network on the mainland in Armidale today where the home work possibilities were showcased at length.

    Written by Rodney Gedda18 May 11 13:16
  • Quigley denies construction tender was flawed

    The company charged with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), NBN Co, has denied its original construction tender process was flawed to begin with and ultimately resulting in the suspension of its procurement process, stranding 14 bidders.

    Written by Chloe Herrick17 May 11 09:30
  • NBN Co partners with Fujitsu for Greenfields

    NBN Co has forgone the establishment of a panel of providers to install fibre to new developments, instead contracting Fujitsu Australia to deliver the infrastructure to housing estates with over 100 premises.

    Written by Chloe Herrick13 May 11 10:49
  • iiNet praises NBN Co, pans lack of digital economy strategy

    Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet (ASX:IIN) has praised the National Broadband Network (NBN) but has cautioned that the value of the fibre network will be lessened unless the Federal Government issues a national online strategy to give purpose and direction to the project.

    Written by Tim Lohman06 May 11 10:28
  • NBN Co confirms Optus, IPSTAR satellite contracts

    National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesaler NBN Co has awarded satellite operators Optus and IPSTAR contracts worth a total $300 million for managed satellite services to three per cent of Australian premises, confirming industry speculation surrounding the service.

    Written by James Hutchinson06 May 11 12:22
  • Tasmanian towns trial NBN fibre extension

    The seven stage 2 National Broadband Network sites in Tasmania will be first to trial a community-funded extension of the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint beyond the 93 per cent currently mandated by government.

    Written by James Hutchinson29 April 11 11:48
  • Loud and clear: The Townsville NBN experience

    Any regional town would be thrilled to test a new, blazing fast fibre-to-the-home network ahead of the rest of Australia. When that chance came for Townsville, there was definitely excitement but the road to high speed broadband has had many bumps.

    Written by Lisa Banks27 April 11 17:46
  • i3 Group weighs into NBN costs

    Brisbane-based fibre infrastructure provider, i3 Group, has claimed that the National Broadband Network (NBN) could be built at a fraction of the current cost estimates of
    $40 billion if alternative broadband systems were deployed.

    Written by Hamish Barwick08 April 11 16:15
  • We need to do more on NBN communication: Conroy

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has flagged further attempts by stakeholders to improve take-up of National Broadband Network (NBN) services in Tasmania in coming months as the Federal Government moves to support clearer communication of the network’s technical aspects and wider benefits.

    Written by James Hutchinson08 April 11 16:00