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  • NBN Co leveraging ex-Telstra Agile skills

    The people tasked with developing key customer portals for NBN Co will tap Agile methods honed in their previous roles at Telstra.

    Written by Mahesh Sharma16 Sept. 10 10:07
  • ICT industry reacts to Labor win and NBN

    The Australian ICT industry has been quick to react to the news that Labor will be able to form government following the support of Independent MPs, Rob Oakshott and Tony Windsor.

    Written by Tim Lohman07 Sept. 10 17:02
  • Treasury costings scant on NBN details

    You might have expected that the Treasury’s costings of the two major party’s election policies — released to the Independents and the media late yesterday — would contain a fair amount of detail about how much each party’s wildly differing broadband policy would cost.

    Written by Renai LeMay02 Sept. 10 09:40
  • NBN Co freezes spending in wake of election uncertainty

    The National Broadband Network Company has put the freeze on some of its spending and will not hire any new staff until parliament has resolved its current deadlock over a new Federal Government.

    Written by Renai LeMay24 Aug. 10 16:05
  • Gillard launches NBN in Townsville as debate intensifies

    The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has intensified Labor's election focus on the National Broadband Network through a trip to examine the start of construction of the network in Townsville, as the Coalition continues to face questions from the community about its own broadband vision.

    Written by Renai LeMay17 Aug. 10 14:17
  • NBN Co rejects Coalition’s ‘talentless’ cheap shot

    Senior NBN Co executive, Kevin Brown, has used an internal company-wide email to reject the Coalition’s slur that it will be unable to find high-quality staff and is a “stodgy government bureaucracy”.

    Written by Renai LeMay11 Aug. 10 19:43
  • Primus Telecom connects first business to the NBN

    The first business customer has been connected to the NBN in Tasmania with Galloway’s Pharmacy in Scottsdale being the first business to sign up to the network.

    Written by Lisa Banks28 July 10 09:45
  • Westpac IT sourcing expert joins NBN Co

    The National Broadband Network Company has scored another hiring coup, as senior talent from Westpac joins the team to bulk out its skills in dealing with technology vendors. Until June this year Roscoe Fay had been Westpac’s head of Commercial Engagement, a position he had held since only November 2009, when he was promoted to a spot as the top-tier bank’s head of IT sourcing and contracts. Westpac, however, has confirmed the executive has now left the business.

    Written by Renai LeMay23 July 10 09:58
  • Australia, Japan reach broadband accord

    Australia and Japan appear to have signed a bilateral agreement relating to broadband, with NBN chief executive, Mike Quigley, and other government officials having met with Japanese Communications Minister, Kazuhiro Haraguchi, this week, according to reports.

    Written by Renai LeMay21 July 10 14:49
  • NBN Co execs must maintain strong vision and leadership

    As the sun rises, so must it also set. Just as promotions inside the ranks of the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) have taken place speedily over the past year since it was formed, so have departures. Most of NBN Co's first rank of hires over the past year — and all of its most senior executives — have remained in their seats since joining the company in its first year of operation. However, several senior staff have left the fledgling fibre company during their first year of employment.

    Written by Renai LeMay16 July 10 16:53
  • Federal CIO praises NBN possibilities

    The National Broadband Network has received further endorsement with Australian government CIO, Ann Steward, saying the project will open up “huge opportunities” for service delivery.

    Written by Rodney Gedda16 July 10 09:33
  • Trujillo speechwriter joins NBN Co

    A speechwriter for Telstra's controversial American former chief executive, Sol Trujillo, has joined the company charged with building and operating the National Broadband Network.

    Written by Renai LeMay14 July 10 17:30
  • NBN Co nicks Telstra online chief

    The National Broadband Network company has nabbed one of Telstra’s new media executives to lead its own online development work — including enterprise content management and customer relationship management sites.

    Written by Renai LeMay12 July 10 12:12
  • NBN Co moves into Melbourne

    The company in charge of building and operating the National Broadband Network will construct its national operations and test facility in Melbourne’s Digital Harbour development. NBN Co announced it would monitor and manage the NBN network and facilities, order service connections and repairs from Melbourne, and allow telcos using the network to test their services.

    Written by CIO Staff02 July 10 17:09