Surely the NBN Co writedown is nigh

Surely the NBN Co writedown is nigh

The debate over the value of NBN Co is back in the headlines. This was triggered by NBN Co’s offer in its latest Special Access Undertaking variation to cap its ability to recover losses it has made on its investment in building and operating the network. These losses...
ACCC highlights that the Lib-Nat Coalition did not fix the NBN

ACCC highlights that the Lib-Nat Coalition did not fix the NBN

This post was first published in the Australian Financial Review on 30 May 2020. Immediately after the election had been put behind us the ACCC released NBN Co’s proposed new Special Access Undertaking which, if accepted, would govern the prices of fixed...
Deep Dive into UK Broadband success with FTTP

Deep Dive into UK Broadband success with FTTP

I recently was invited to present to the Australian Telecommunications Associations (TelSoc) and chose to present on what has been happening on the broadband scene in the United Kingdom over recent years. Of particular interest to me is how the UK market is...
What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

I have been asked by iTWire to provide my thoughts on where the NBN should go from here as the rollout of the network is announced as completed. The article appeared on 20 July 2020 and can be read here. My full answers to the questions submitted are as follows : I...
NBN declares rollout finished but what about those left behind?

NBN declares rollout finished but what about those left behind?

While NBN Co may have declared  “Mission Accomplished” on the rollout of the NBN, where does that leave up to 250,000 premises who cannot receive the minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. 1 NBN Co’s riding instructions from government, the...

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