A look at Hong Kong broadband -- low barriers to entry, aggressive competition, low network build costs, and innovative marketing. Hong Kong has successful rollout of profitable competing Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) across the city, although technical or economic feasibility means 10% to 15% of Hong Kong households do not benefit.
NBN Co is rapidly coming to the realization that it has a PR issue on its hands. Many NBN retail customers are complaining about the quality of their service, and what is particularly frustrating for many customers is that it is not clear who to blame. Do they blame their retail service provider (RSP) for not buying enough assess bandwidth via the CVC charge, or is it the fault of the limited speed of the fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network?
26th July 2017
Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about the same, is to go full fibre.
25th July 2017
The True Cost of FTTP Rod Tucker
12th July 2017
This paper analyses the value of FTTN and FTTP along financial and non-financial dimensions. It reports on an open, public, dynamic ?value model? of FTTN and FTTP, and showcases two visual tools to enable assessment of their multiple, competing, emerging and slippery ?value dimensions?. The paper reports and compares empirically-derived FTTN and FTTP value dimensions from recent Ministerial Speeches at CommsDay Summit 2016 and Government expert reports with the value model.
This article examines the views of a selection of national governments on the desirability of ubiquitous high speed broadband and any plans or policies in place to achieve this. It notes that 82 percent of investment in 2012-17 in the world?s developed countries is estimated to be in FTTH.
AT&T?s switch to ?extraordinarily costly? FTTP - Australian NBN implications?; Big changes ahead for ?GenNBN? generation, says NBNCo; Optus among the top 3 most attractive ICT employers in OZ; Internet Society continues pressure on government over Internet policy.
27th April 2015
Tucker says FTTP costs ?confusing? Malone predicts further consolidation ? is Vodafone next? Brandis outlines cost of data retention ?Go dark? campaign increases momentum ACCC rules on non-price access issues
26th March 2015
Telstra announces share buy-back detailsTelstra has said how its billion dollar share buy-back scheme will work. Turnbull vs Clare on Vertigan?s cost vs benefitCommunications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Labor shadow Jason Clare were as predictable as the report itself in their responses to the Vertigan NBN cost benefit analysis.
28th August 2014