COMMENT - Communications minister Stephen Conroy has seized on the latest broadband statistics from the OECD as a vindication of his government's plans for the National Broadband Network, saying that they show Australia falling behind in broadband penetration. But the story is not that simple.
New Zealand telcos and user organisations are proposing changes to the enabling legislation for the country's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) that, as it stands, would give providers a ten-year holiday from pricing regulation. Instead they want to see Australian style 'special access undertakings' adopted.
A service launched yesterday which will aggregate National Broadband Network capacity across Australia was "no magic bullet" which would completely resolve perceived issues with the NBN's pricing model, according to Internode managing director Simon Hackett.
Optus is partnering with wholesale IPTV service provider, FetchTV to jointly develop a converged IPTV service that will be available over is fixed broadband network and on smartphones and tablet devices.
In the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words with Stephen Conroy and NBN Co, Internode managing director Simon Hackett has accused the Communications Minister of having "stuffed up" the National Broadband Network pricing model in a way that will slow the growth of broadband in Australia.
National broadband company, Internode, has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to force Telstra to end the “price squeeze” caused by its “anti-competitive broadband pricing.”
The U.K.’s first — and currently only — 4G network, run by carrier EE, has announced it is increasing the size of the data caps on some of its mobile broadband tariffs by around 60 percent, while keeping its pricing structure the same.