The Australian Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) NBN plan includes Fibre to the Node technology and remediating and upgrading the existing Telstra and Optus Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks. This paper discusses the migration from the MTM NBN to a Fibre to the Curb or ubiquitous Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) NBN.
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.
2Gbps 4G coming from Telstra this year Telstra has begun lab tests of a 2Gbps 4G service, and expects to deploy the technology before the end of 2018.
15th June 2018
Turnbull's magic-mushroom NBN is slowly unravelling For months now, we've been told that fast broadband would be arriving sooner because of the change in technology that the Coalition Government decided upon, with HFC cable and fibre-to-the-node being the saviours of the project. Now that dream is unravelling.
29th November 2017
Rudd blames News Corp ties for 'sub-standard' Coalition NBN Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the Coalition Government changed its NBN policy to ensure "a sub-standard network" due to its "cosy relationship" with the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.
20th November 2017
House panel tells NBN Co to use more fibre for rollout A parliamentary panel has recommended that the Coalition Government direct and enable the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, to complete as much of the remaining rollout as possible using fibre.
3rd October 2017
NBN: Making telcos buy more of little use, say experts Networking veterans have cast doubts on assertions made today that the speed woes experienced by customers on the national broadband network could be eradicated if telecommunications companies paid $9.75 per month for each connection.
8th August 2017
TPG shows it want to play with the big boys TPG is a contradiction in terms, especially when one considers other players in the Australian telco space: it is both low-key and also very ambitious. Inabox weighs in on industry dissatisfaction with data retention laws Australia?s new data retention laws have been labelled as rubbish, and even anti-competitive, by wholesale telecommunications and IT services group Inabox.
18th April 2017
NBN: politicians are short-changing the masses Soon after any federal election, it is common for leaders of one or both major parties to indulge in platitudes about governing in the national interest. In the end, only the most partisan politics prevails. And that is likely to be the same in the case of the NBN. Telstra brand evolution: not a new logo, but a renewed commitment
19th July 2016
The NBN rollout is several years into the project; a recently released report from the ACCC has given insights into the wholesale market and initial market indicators show that the market is becoming less competitive. This paper examines the costs of interconnecting with the NBN and demonstrates why the NBN has not achieved its goal of providing a level playing field for all telecommunication companies. By looking at the true cost of providing NBN services to NBN users, it is shown that the NBN...