Selling NBN Co as monopoly definition of insanity: ex NBN CTO Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, the privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.

20th July 2020


NBN Co turfs out 800 staff as COVID-19 surges again As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and again forces large parts of the country into lockdown, Australia’s broadband network provider NBN Co has announced it would be sacking 800 employees before the end of the year.

9th July 2020


Telco problems costing SMBs ‘unnecessary’ time and money, says TIO Small businesses experiencing financial loss, signing up to unsuitable plans, breakdowns in communication when fixing faults, and lack of a suitable backup plan when phone and Internet services are disrupted, are amongst a raft of issues reported to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman(TIO) since 2016 and this year.

3rd June 2020


NBN Co boosts National Broadband Network half year revenue to $1.18 billion NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network, lifted total revenue by 39% to $1.18 billion for the six months to the end of December 2019, with company chief Stephen Rue declaring the result “outstanding during a crucial time of the build”.

11th February 2020


Optus launches 'market leading' 5G With nearly 300 5G sites switched on across Australia today, and 1200 sites planned by March 2020, Optus has also announced new 4K Ultra HD video streaming partnerships while reaching 'top peak home 5G speeds' of 400 Mbps.

6th November 2019


ACCC warns NBN Co over playing favourites with RSPs The Australian competition watchdog has warned NBN Co, the company rolling out broadband in the country, about discriminating between retail service providers when it comes to supplying upgraded infrastructure to business customers.

10th October 2019


Mobile operator revenues to reach US120 billion by 2024 Revenue opportunities for mobile operators, outside of voice, messaging and mobile data termination, will reach US$120 billion by 2024 - up from US$67 billion this year, according to a new report.

1st August 2019


NetComm launches 5G fixed wireless self-installation tech Networking solutions provider NetComm Wireless has launched 5G fixed wireless self-installation technology that it claims will reduce the time taken and cost incurred for operators to connect customers to ultra-fast broadband.

31st January 2019


Australia’s politics, insular policies and categorisation of fixed telecommunications as a natural monopoly have made Australia a global laggard in the provision of broadband services. The return of government ownership of telecoms infrastructure in the form of the National Broadband Network and the continuing lack of investment in fibre infrastructure highlight the political and policy failures.

December 2018


*** For some reason this was missed Monday night. Apologies, Tim Deal finalised for ZTE to reopen for business: report The US has finalised a deal to let Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corporation start operating again, a little more than a month after it was hit with a seven-year ban on importing American-manufactured components.

28th May 2018