Indigo completes installation of new subsea cable system A consortium comprising Telstra, AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel and SubPartners has announced a significant milestone in the construction of the INDIGO subsea cable system with the installations of the INDIGO West and INDIGO Central cables completed as scheduled.
26th January 2019
NBN Co chair rules out write-down, says network could sell for $50b The chairman of NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has told Senate Estimates that the NBN could still fetch a price of $50 billion once it is fully rolled out in 2021.
25th October 2018
S&P report says 'damaging' write down of NBN inevitable Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, will not return a profit on the billions invested in the project and will suffer a ‘damaging’ write down, a new report from credit ratings agency Standard & Poors says.
25th July 2018
ACCC won't declare mobile roaming, still wants to improve regional mobile coverage The ACCC has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming, but has detailed ?a range of regulatory and policy measures that could improve inadequate mobile phone coverage and poor quality of service in regional Australia". The decision has prompted a flurry of responses from telecoms stakeholders.
24th October 2017
The best way to minimise the value of the NBN is to jerk it around and change direction; the next best way is to build it to a reduced specification. A 93% fibre network is worth a lot more than a network with 60% FTTN, both to a potential purchaser AND to an ongoing owner. The real economic promise of the NBN is the ubiquity of a single, uniform solution. Oh for a politician with a little vision to see the possibilities! (... and the gumption to leave the design and build to qualified and...
12th April 2017
Which telco is preventing the introduction of virtual mobile numbers? MNF's plan to introduce a virtual mobile number service has been stymied by the refusal of a certain carrier to maintain the 'any to any' connectivity that is a key feature of the phone system.
22nd March 2017