Copper, loopholes and probes dominate Coalition’s cut-down NBN launch

By Julian Bajkowski The Coalition has gambled large on reviving Australia’s ageing copper telecommunications network to supply broadband download speeds of between 25 megabits per second and 100 megabits per second to deliver a heavily pared-down and cheaper version of the National Broadband Network (NBN) it claims will be completed by the end of 2019. […]

NBN demolition fuse reignites

By Julian Bajkowski The already bitter war of words over the progress of the rollout of the National Broadband Network has intensified after federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy pounced on a dissenting report from a Coalition members of a Parliamentary Committee delving into the project to rekindle accusations that the Opposition is plotting to “demolish” […]

Hobart switched on for NBN

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy has slotted another piece of the National Broadband Network (NBN) puzzle into place, rolling out the new fibre optic infrastructure in Hobart, Tasmania. Hobart’s connection to the NBN closely follows the Tasmanian government inking a deal with internet service provider iiNet […]

Motorola renews radio network contract

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority has signed a four year extension with Motorola Solutions to upgrade the Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) network. Allowing the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to communicate seamlessly with one another, the upgrades will be built upon an […]

NBN coverage sought for regional Victoria

The National Broadband Network (NBN) alone does not address all telecommunications services that are critical for regional and rural Victoria, according to the Victorian Government. The Regional Telecommunications Review will receive advice from the state government through a submission covering the interests of regional and rural areas. The review calls for a national strategy to […]


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