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  • Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

  • Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

    NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

  • Government wants NBN Co ready for potential break-up

    The government has no plans to disaggregate NBN Co but will direct the company rolling out the National Broadband Network to implement a number of measures that will give future governments the ability to more easily split the organisation into independent businesses.

  • NBN Co to deliver early Christmas present for Coalition

    NBN Co's chief financial officer, Stephen Rue, has told the Senate's NBN committee that the company hopes to complete negotiations with Telstra over the telco's copper network within "the next couple of weeks".

  • TPG presence won't stop NBN Co installing FTTB equipment

    NBN Co will be willing to deploy its equipment in the basements of apartment blocks — so-called multi-dwelling units (or MDUs) — even if rival infrastructure is already in place, an executive of the government-owned company said today at a Senate Estimates hearing.

  • ACCC chief backs breakup of NBN Co

    NBN Co should be broken up into separate entities before it is privatised in order to promote competition, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, argued in a speech this morning.

  • NBN Co charts course in uncertain waters

    NBN Co has used its updated corporate plan, dated 11 November but released for public scrutiny today, to outline ambitious targets for the rollout of the National Broadband Network in its 2015 financial year. But it has also noted significant areas of uncertainty as the government-owned corporation continues its transition to a new model for the NBN rollout.

  • NBN Co to work with communities that want to co-fund FTTP

    NBN Co has set out in broad outline the principles that will guide the roll out of the National Broadband Network as it continues the shift to a 'multi-technology mix' (MTM) that has an emphasis on the use of the existing copper network for 'last mile' connections to premises.

  • ACCC rebuffs Telstra's rivals on wholesale pricing

    Australia's competition watchdog won't take into account payments made to Telstra by NBN Co when it determines new pricing arrangements for the telco's wholesale services.

  • NBN: Is your suburb getting FTTN?

    NBN Co has published details of suburbs set to receive fibre-to-the-node services as part of the company's test deployment of FTTN technology.

  • NBN Co takes Pipe Networks to court

    NBN Co has opened a new front in its conflict with TPG over the telco's fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout.

  • $27 a month: Turnbull sets out rules to counter TPG FTTB threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has published the draft licence condition for telcos that want to roll out infrastructure that competes with the National Broadband Network.

  • No break-up of NBN Co – yet: Turnbull

    The government has indicated in its initial response to the third Vertigan panel report, which was released last night and includes an assessment of competition settings for the telco market, that it has no short-term plans to break up NBN Co.

  • Bernardi withdraws motion to disband NBN committee

    Coalition Senator Cory Bernardi has withdrawn two motions that would disband the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network and replace it with a government-dominated joint committee.

  • VDSL2 standards for NBN to clean up interference

    With vectored VDSL2 broadband expected to play a key role in the Coalition’s multi-technology National Broadband Plan, the Communications Alliance has updated two related industry standards.

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