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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How to fix the NBN pricing model: open letter to Bill Morrow

The NBN pricing model is in urgent need of repair. In this letter, we offer our thoughts on how an overhaul of the pricing model can solve a number of problems facing the NBN.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co tardy in answering Senate questions: Labor

Labor's shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the NBN Co takes an inordinately long time to answer questions raised during Senate hearings into the rollout of the national broadband network.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

NBN denies 'margin squeeze' through CVC

Asking NBN to lower its CVC pricing is requiring it to fund the 'race to the bottom' on broadband pricing, it has argued, when RSPs could instead be focusing on quality rather than grabbing market share.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's HFC cable rollout hits a speed bump

Problems surrounding the connecting of consumers to the NBN via HFC cable have led to the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, changing the way it provides these connections.

Source: iTWire

Telstra responds to video growth with new mobile entertainment, data pack offers

Telstra has unveiled new post-paid and pre-paid mobile plans as it moves to put the focus on data and entertainment packages in the wake of what the telco says is 40% growth in video traffic every year.

Source: iTWire

Mobile provider OVO bids to provide an NBN alternative

Australia's fixed broadband speeds never do the nation proud. Mobile speeds, however, are among the best. But the one thing that prevents people depending on mobile accounts for their Internet use is data quotas.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 4 September 2017

No limits on telcos as slice of 5G spectrum auctioned

Australia’s four mobile operators will soon have a chance to snap up some spectrum to advance their 5G plans.

Source: iTnews Australia

Mobile telcos must provide 24-hour power backup in bushfire areas: Xenophon Team

Mobile carriers could be forced to ensure their base stations have 24 hours of backup standby power in high-risk bushfire areas under legislation proposed by the Nick Xenophon Team.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Subsea cable outage affects iiNet, Internode services

The SMW3 subsea cable between Perth and Singapore that services South East Asia, among other regions, has suffered a break with a repair date at least six weeks away.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co says it may not overbuild all FTTN

NBN Co has indicated it might not pursue a complete overbuild of its fibre-to-the-node network in future, and may instead limit any deployment of fibre deeper into its network to areas of latent demand.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 1 September 2017

Australians willing to pay for better broadband: NBN

A survey has shown 40 percent of consumers would be willing to pay AU$12 extra per month for 'better' broadband, according to NBN CEO Bill Morrow, who hopes uptake will increase beyond 25Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor slams Turnbull over 'pricey, delayed NBN'

Labor's shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over what she says is a 3½-year delay in completing the rollout of the national broadband network at a cost claimed to be $20 billion over budget.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 31 August 2017

NBN reduces peak funding to AU$51b

NBN has decreased the total number of premises in Australia by 200,000 and reduced peak funding to AU$51 billion at maximum, reducing its FttN footprint and increasing those covered by HFC.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co and positive customer experience: never the twain shall meet

The NBN Co makes nice PowerPoint slides whenever it creates the corporate plans that it intends to use as a means of telling the world that all is well at headquarters.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co corporate plan: no change in fibre-copper mix

NBN Co has no plans to increase the number of premises that receive fibre-to-the kerb (or curb as the company calls it) and these will not increase beyond a million as it has already specified.

Source: iTWire

Why selling NBN like it's ADSL makes no sense

NBN Co’s annual corporate plan delivery is always slightly chaotic: once again, 74 pages of financials and projections on one of Australia’s most important projects.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co warns limbo premises to peak at 400k

NBN Co has warned that the number of premises without serviceable fixed-line connections will get worse before it gets better, peaking at 400,000 this financial year.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co raises expected FTTC cost to $2900

NBN Co is already expecting the cost per premises in its forthcoming fibre-to-the-curb footprint to increase by $100 on earlier forecasts, topping $2900.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN looks beyond the National Broadband Network rollout

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow today laid out some of the government-owned company’s key forecasts through to 2021: A key date for NBN as it completes the transition from overseeing network construction to focusing on its future as a network wholesaler.

Source: Computerworld

NBN reseller “land-grab” hampers profit projections

nbn's CEO, Bill Morrow, has put NBN resellers on alert, claiming that customer “land-grabs” are hampering efforts to raise the company's average revenue per user.

Source: ARN