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  • iiNet founder joins NBN board

    Michael Malone, the founder of Internet service provider iiNet, has joined the board of NBN as a director, the federal government has announced.

  • Competition concerns over Telstra role in NBN HFC rollout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that Telstra may potentially have unfair advantages when it comes to selling services on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of the National Broadband Network.

  • Telstra scores $1.6b NBN HFC contract

    Telstra has been awarded a mammoth NBN contract for work on the telco’s hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, which is being incorporated into the National Broadband Network.

  • Australian fibre connections double in a year

    The technology mix of the National Broadband Network has begun to tilt towards fibre to the node (FTTN), but figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that fibre to the premises (FTTP) was the fastest growing Internet access technology in the 12 months from December 2014 to December 2015.

  • Optus calls for rethink of NBN pricing scheme

    The changing usage patterns of Australian broadband customers means that one of the key revenue streams for NBN — the Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) charge — needs a major rethink, according to Optus’ head of regulatory affairs, David Epstein.

  • NBN: Stop the nodes, Clare says

    Shadow communications minister Jason Clare has used a speech at the CommsDay Summit in Sydney to launch a stinging attack on the use of fibre to the node (FTTN) technology in the National Broadband Network rollout.

  • NBN pushes ahead with price cuts

    NBN will push ahead with a discounting scheme for one of the major charges it levies on retail service providers (RSPs) that sell services over the National Broadband Network.

  • Labor preparing to embrace FTTdp, Fifield claims

    Communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield has claimed that Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Jason Clare, is preparing to unveil an NBN policy that will see the use of fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) for a significant portion of the National Broadband Network’s fixed line footprint.

  • TPG targets SMBs with NBN bundles

    TPG today launched a range of National Broadband Network bundles combining Internet access and voice that are targeted at small businesses.

  • NBN to trial fibre to the pit technology

    NBN has announced plans for a three-month trial, starting next month, of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) technology, a cheaper alternative to fibre to the premises, but one that it does not expect to be commercially available until at least 2017.

  • Cellular competition could kill NBN by 2020, says MyNetFone founder

    MyNetFone cofounder and CEO, Rene Sugo, has delivered a stinging attack on the NBN warning that its business model will be unsustainable in the face of competition from cellular and from TPG’s fibre to the basement offering, and that smaller telcos — dependent on the NBN to connect customers – will be driven out of the market.

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