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  • Tassie tech companies ask: where’s our NBN?

    Several IT businesses in Hobart are struggling to get connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN), including one startup that relocated back to Australia from the United States on the premise that the network would be available soon.

  • High speed adult content may drive NBN uptake

    While the Federal Government has extolled the virtues of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in delivering e-health and government agency services to every Australian, adult content will be the major driver of consumer adoption, according to content and applications developer, The Project Factory.

  • Optus femtocell ploy "passing the buck": Telsyte

    Optus has kicked off an Australian-first commercial trial of wireless femtocell technology but one analyst has fired back at the telco for “passing the buck” on to consumers to fix holes in its network.

  • Can Australia's internet be switched off, too?

    Although Australia has been a stable democracy for 110 years now, shutting off the country's internet would be surprisingly easy to do and take just minutes, according to telecommunications experts.

  • Budde barney over NBN blowout

    Telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde, has slammed comments by a rival consultant that the National Broadband Network (NBN) could cost in excess of $80 billion.

  • Analysts back upgrade to APCN2

    Analysts have backed the announced upgrade to the Asia Pacific Network Cable 2 (APNC2) from 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 40 Gbps, but have warned that Australia will need further cables and capacity in the future.

  • Thodey: Telstra's CEO one year on

    It’s been a year marked by numerous challenges, such as the spectre of separating his company, and tough negotiations with the Government and NBN Co around the National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • Government misses smart grid opportunity

    The Federal Government has missed an electric opportunity to link its $100 million smart grid dreams to key announcements in the Budget, two weeks after it was supposed to announce a winning bidder for a demonstration project.

  • Free-to-air TV over the NBN?

    Hopes for the provision of free-to-air television over the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been dealt a blow by Free TV Australia, the body representing Australia’s commercial free-to-air (FTA) television broadcasters.

  • Telstra separation announced next Thursday?

    The eerie quiet that has descended over the once very public stoush between the Federal Government and Telstra (ASX:TLS) could be the clearest indication yet that a deal on the separation of the telco is close at hand.

  • Tony who?: Budde

    The first priority of the new shadow communications ministers, Tony Smith, should be to consult with industry and develop positive, constructive policies on the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde.