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  • Telstra slaps down direct NBN Co access for utilities

    Telstra has argued that utilities companies should not be able to source carriage services from the NBN Co directly, instead that retail services providers, such as itself, be allowed to continue charging the sector for connectivity.

    Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 12:46
  • Optus calls for NBN volume discounts

    Optus will push for NBN Co to be given the power to offer volume discounts to service providers on the National Broadband Network (NBN) under legislation currently in Senate Committees hearing.

    Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 11:50
  • Telstra warns exchanges not ready for NBN PoIs

    NBN Co could be required to replace or refit more than 60 Telstra exchanges in its bid to roll out the National Broadband Network (NBN), Telstra has warned.

    Written by James Hutchinson02 March 11 11:27
  • Competition vital to success of NBN: Optus CEO

    The survival of the National Broadband Network (NBN) hinges on the sector maintaining debate and competition during the project, Optus chief executive, Paul O’Sullivan, has warned.

    Written by Lisa Banks28 Feb. 11 07:14
  • NBN to go live in Armidale in April

    NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has confirmed Armidale will be the first mainland site to go live with the NBN, with the switch-on date slated for April.

    Written by Tim Lohman23 Feb. 11 12:16
  • M2 acquires Austar mobile customer base

    Listed telecommunications provider M2 (ASX:MTU) has continued its acquisition spree announcing it is to purchase the mobile contracts and records of 15,000 Austar customers in a $2 million deal.

    Written by Tim Lohman22 Feb. 11 12:16
  • NBN Co spends $120 million on Austar wireless spectrum

    NBN Co has snapped up a subsidiary of subscription television provider Austar in a $120 million deal that will give the National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesaler wireless spectra needed to roll out fixed wireless services to four per cent of Australian premises.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 Feb. 11 11:01
  • Conroy pays to avoid cost benefit analysis: Turnbull

    Shadow communication minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has accused the Gillard Government of avoiding a cost benefit analysis through an independent review into NBN Co’s 30-year business plan.

    Written by Chloe Herrick15 Feb. 11 11:57
  • Conroy suggests fibre to reconnect disaster-affected customers

    With the apparent increased frequency of naturally disasters, communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has suggested Telstra should consider the use of fibre, rather than copper, to reconnect customers affected by Cyclone Yasi and the January floods.

    Written by Chloe Herrick10 Feb. 11 13:17
  • ISPs lukewarm on Telstra-NBN Co terms

    Australia’s major internet service providers (ISPs) have issued a lukewarm response to the news of Telstra and NBN Co coming to an agreement on commercial terms, months after initially envisaged and following numerous delays in negotiations.

    Written by Tim Lohman10 Feb. 11 12:30
  • Public support for NBN waning?

    Public support for the National Broadband Network (NBN) could be on the wane with a new poll finding both Liberal/National and Labor voters favour the private sector, rather than the government, to deliver broadband services.

    Written by Tim Lohman01 Feb. 11 12:45
  • Floods, mining boom could delay NBN rollout

    NBN Co, the company responsible for delivering the National Broadband Network (NBN), may face a skills shortage and consequent project delays as a result of rebuilding efforts in post-flood Queensland and continued mining projects.

    Written by Tim Lohman01 Feb. 11 11:49
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