Key issues outlined for efficient and sustainable NBN regulation

National broadband service needs to move to a more standard regulatory framework. The ACCC has benefited from discussions about a new regulatory framework for the NBN with a range of stakeholders including NBN Co, broadband retailers, consumer representatives and government agencies during the past six months. While the discussions resolved…

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Fiber optic lines to dominate fixed broadband landscape in APAC

Governments’ investments and the establishment of NBNs offering fiber on a wholesale basis. Fiber-to-the-Home/Building (FTTH/B)  service is set to cement its position as the leading fixed broadband technology in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market and will go on to account for 94.8% of the total fixed broadband service revenue in the…

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National Broadband Network proving to be the popular option in Australia

Record number of Australians move to NBN plans. More than half a million Australian households moved to faster to the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN) plans in the March 2021 quarter, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest Wholesale Market Indicators Report reveals. The recently released reportlooks at the wholesale…

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Australian Government to spend A$4.5B on further National Broadband Network investment

To bring ultra-fast broadband to millions to the country and create 25,000 jobs. Around eight million Australian homes will have access to ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) following an upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN). The A$4.5 billion network investment plan will give…

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Westpac consolidates tech and operations under one office

Hires former Bank of Montreal CIO to run the new division. One of Australia’s big four banks Westpac has created a new group operating office, bringing together group operations and group technology, and has appointed Scott Collary to lead this division as chief operating officer (COO). Collary joins Westpac from…

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