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  • IDC Telco Predictions 2010

    IDC has released its 2010 telco market predictions making the pretty safe bets that the Australian market will make a stable recover in 2010 and that the NBN Co and Telstra strike a deal. But believes that there’ll be no NBN fibre rollout on the mainland during the year.

    Written by Tim Lohman13 Jan. 10 12:59
  • In pictures: Regional backbone blackspots program

    As part of its NBN commitment, the Federal Government is investing up to $250 million to address backbone blackspots throughout regional Australia.

    Written by Georgina Swan07 Dec. 09 15:45
  • NBN Co picks CIO and government relations officer

    The company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network has appointed two new senior staff. NBN Co announced former British Telecom employee and current AAPT consultant, Claire Rawlins, will take on the role of chief information officer (CIO), while the Queensland premier's chief of staff, Mike Kaiser, will become principal for government relations and external affairs.

    Written by Trevor Clarke13 Nov. 09 19:15
  • NBN: Australia’s $43 billion iPhone

    The National Broadband Network will provide an iPhone-like boom in online applications and services when complete, Federal Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has said.

    Written by Tim Lohman21 Sept. 09 10:18
  • Energy providers call for Smart Network consideration in NBN

    Energy providers have urged the federal government to recognise the benefits of existing fibre infrastructure in the national broadband network (NBN) roll out and to consider the 'Smart Network' opportunities.

    Written by Georgina Swan07 Sept. 09 12:44
  • NBN to spearhead e-health initiatives

    An e-health project aimed at improving chronic disease patient care marks the beginning of a raft of e-health projects as Australia moves to a National Broadband network, according to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

    Written by Georgina Swan04 Sept. 09 16:51
  • IT spending to pick up mid-2010

    The impact of the National Broadband Network (NBN) on IT spending remains uncertain, but it holds amazing potential for technologies such as telepresence, say IDC analysts.

    Written by Georgina Swan24 Aug. 09 12:23
  • Internode chief defends NBN startup costs

    Less than a week after it was revealed the CEO of the federal government’s NBN company will be paid nearly $2 million a year for the job, the managing director of ISP Internode Simon Hackett has said the appointment is good value for money.

    Written by Rodney Gedda18 Aug. 09 13:29
  • NBN Co must not become ‘pork barreling bureaucracy’

    News that the CEO of the Federal Government’s National Broadband Network company, Mike Quigley, will pocket upwards of $2 million per year has raised questions whether the cost of running the company may reduce the deployment of broadband services across Australia.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 Aug. 09 14:00
  • Adelaide to get $3m WiMax network

    A joint state and federal government project with ISP Adam Internet will see metropolitan Adelaide get a WiMax wireless broadband network to cover the city’s blackspot areas that cannot get ADSL2+.

    Written by Rodney Gedda14 Aug. 09 14:17