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  • NBN Co welcomes greenfield estates

    NBN Co has called on housing developers to apply for fibre installation at housing estates of over 100 premises, with deployment of the technology expected to commence from the end of February.

    Written by James Hutchinson07 Jan. 11 14:33
  • NBN Tasmania chair retires

    The NBN Tasmania board has witness the second major change in as many weeks, with chairman Doug Campbell announcing his retirement.

    Written by Computerworld Staff07 Dec. 10 15:51
  • NBN Tasmania appoints local to drum benefits

    NBN Co’s Tasmanian subsidiary has moved to quell criticisms over a lack of engagement with local businesses and operators with the appointment of local small businessman, Darren Alexander, to the company’s board of directors.

    Written by James Hutchinson01 Dec. 10 16:04
  • Updated: Telstra separation bill passes Parliament

    The Senate has voted in favour of legislation proposing the structural separation of Telstra, bringing to close a week of lengthy debate and an abnormal lengthening of sitting days for both houses of Australian Parliament.

    Written by James Hutchinson26 Nov. 10 11:55
  • NBN Co business case: Key findings - Updated

    The Gillard Government this week released a 36-page summary of the NBN Co business case, prepared by the network wholesaler. Here are the key findings.

    Written by James Hutchinson24 Nov. 10 16:17
  • NBN business case summary released

    Independent senator Nick Xenophon has secured a deal with Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, for the release of the NBN business plan. The release clears the way for the passage of the Telstra separation bill this week in the Senate.

    Written by Tim Lohman24 Nov. 10 13:28
  • NBN assumptions independently tested

    The Department of Finance and Deregulation is expected to receive today draft results from an independent review into NBN Co’s business plan.

    Written by Computerworld Staff23 Nov. 10 09:42
  • Telstra separation bill faces Senate hammer

    A bill proposing to functionally or structurally separate Telstra’s wholesale and retail arms continued to face stiff competition as it entered the Senate again this week, with amendments expected for consideration from the Coalition, Greens and independent Senator, Nick Xenophon.

    Written by James Hutchinson22 Nov. 10 16:48
  • Quigley reveals business plan to willing MPs

    NBN Co will reveal key components of its forthcoming business plan to senators and cross-bench MPs when it briefs them on the National Broadband Network on Monday this week.

    Written by James Hutchinson22 Nov. 10 10:10
  • NBN Co goes on hiring spree

    The NBN Co has dramatically ramped up its hiring activity, posting an average of three new roles a day on its job vacancy site as its rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) ramps up.

    Written by Hamish Barwick04 Nov. 10 12:55
  • CSIRO wireless broadband over TV becoming a reality

    The CSIRO is moving to attract millions of dollars worth of commercial investment from networking vendors ahead of the first field trial of its in-house broadband wireless over analogue television spectrum technology.

    Written by Tim Lohman03 Nov. 10 13:05
  • ADSL emulation port too expensive, "one-off": Quigley

    NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has cited expense and lack of global standards as reasons why the originally planned ADSL emulation port was scrapped from the Network Terminating Units (NTU) to be installed at residents’ homes as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout.

    Written by James Hutchinson20 Oct. 10 11:42
  • NBN Co business case to precede implementation study response

    The imminent business case from NBN Co is expected to be delivered to government before an official response to the $25 million NBN Implementation Study from McKinsey & Co and KPMG is released, reversing previous statements from communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy.

    Written by James Hutchinson20 Oct. 10 11:36
  • Brisbane to forge ahead with sewer-based fibre plan

    Brisbane is to receive a new open access fibre to the home network, pitched as complementing the National Broadband Network (NBN), aimed at delivering 100 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband to every home and business within four years.

    Written by Computerworld Staff14 Oct. 10 17:01
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