The National Broadband Network is creating enormous interest among overseas ICT companies, says Austrade, which is planning an ICT portal to showcase Australia's capabilities.
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The Business Council of Australia - which is made up of the CEOs of Australia's 100 largest companies - has added its voice to those calling for spending on the National Broadband Network to be redirected to restoring Australia's disaster damaged infrastructure.
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.
The National Broadband Network Company has signed up a slew of internet service providers to sell retail services over its burgeoning network when it launches in mainland Australia; but one of Australia's largest ISPs, TPG, has been left off the list.
Written by: Stan Beer | Published in: StrategyThe National Broadband Network will be the defining factor underpinning Australia’s future economic growth, according to the boss of IBM in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s other several hundred pound telco gorilla, Optus, has issued a statement responding to the victory of Australia’s Labor party in winning government and commenting on regulation and the National Broadband Network.
Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered an impassioned speech arguing much of the reality around the nature broadband has been lost in the national NBN debate, and that Australia’s fibre to the home rollout is unusual even by the standards of international broadband centres like Korea.
The Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed the party of regional Australia will oppose the construction of the National Broadband Network, even as Communications Minister Stephen Conroy argues publicly that rural and regional Australia will be its chief beneficiaries.
A survey of New Zealand businesses on their attitudes to the Ultrafast Broadband Network - the country's version of Australia's National Broadband Network - has found over 80 percent of respondents likely to take up the service in the first year it becomes available, but wanting more information about speed and pricing.
The global Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has handed the Federal Government's flagship National Broadband Network project a mixed report card in its latest detailed examination of Australia's economic health.