National Broadband Network (NBN) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • NBN revenue continues to climb, with fibre still key

    NBN’s revenue has continued to soar as the National Broadband Network rollout continues, but despite the pivot to a ‘multi-technology mix’ (MTM) after the 2013 election it has continued to be fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections that contribute the lion’s share.

  • NBN aims for swift transition to new satellite service

    NBN believes that through its partners it will have enough capacity for at least “several thousand” and potentially up to 10,000 activations a month on its Long Term Satellite Service.

  • Telstra warns of potential for NBN ‘mission creep’

    Telstra has indicated it is concerned about a government bill that would allow the communications minister to alter NBN’s line-of-business restrictions, which are intended to ensure it remains focussed on being open access, wholesale network​ provider.

  • Telstra could benefit from proposed changes to NBN rules: Macquarie Telecom

    Macquarie Telecom has joined Optus in expressing concerns over a government bill that would alter some aspects of the regulatory oversight of NBN and wind back constraints on the government-owned company that is rolling out the National Broadband Network.

  • Optus calls for changes to NBN bill

    Optus has called for changes to be made to a government bill intended to implement a number of recommendations of the Vertigan review into the National Broadband Network.

  • Telstra to take charge of NBN’s HFC rollout

    Telstra and NBN are in the final throes of negotiations for a contract that will see the telco take charge of design and construction management for the majority of the National Broadband Network hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) rollout.

  • Optus to pony up after HFC speed claims

    Optus has been fined $51,000 over claims the telco made about the speed of its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) cable Internet service.

  • NBN appoints chief network engineer

    NBN has appointed Peter Ryan to the position of chief network engineering officer.

  • NBN complaints up but outstripped by rollout pace, TIO reports

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman recorded a 4.6 increase in complaints linked to National Broadband Network services in the July-September quarter.

  • NBN boosts bush broadband

    NBN has boosted the baseline monthly data available to customers in regional and remote areas who will connect to the National Broadband Network via satellite.

  • NBN launches fixed wireless speed boost

    NBN has formally launched its 50/20 megabits per second speed tier for fixed wireless, the company said this morning.

  • NBN rejects copper criticism

    NBN has rejected criticism of the company’s ‘multi-technology mix’ roll out of the National Broadband Network, after the company suffered a barrage of attacks in the wake of an internal document being leaked to the press.

  • What will the NBN really cost?

    Cost is a central issue in the ongoing debate about the best approach to building Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • NBN to ease capacity pricing burden for RSPs

    NBN is set to embark on a two-year trial that involves a series of scaled discounts to ease the capacity pricing burden on retail service providers (RSPs) that offer National Broadband Network services.

  • Labor slams NBN over Optus HFC network revelations

    Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Jason Clare, has slammed NBN over revelations the company may overbuild some areas covered by Optus’ HFC network.