The NBN Co needs to undertake a structural change to its wholesale pricing model that takes into account the changing nature of broadband use in the wake of the pandemic, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.
Telstra's belated bid to restructure deserves applause but the main question that remains is whether it is too little too late, Australia's best-known independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says.
Veteran telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has summed up Tuesday's events in the stoush between the digital platforms and the Federal Government in a rather pithy way: "Facebook stays, everybody is happy. but nothing has changed."
The options offered by the NBN Co in its latest pricing review consultation will lead to a price rise of $2 per customer no matter which option a retail service provider chooses, well-known independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.
Telstra's success or failure with its new move to split up into three units will depend on how much freedom the parent group gives them to operate, based on what makes financial and economic sense, the well-known independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.
The NBN Co has indulged in various kinds of spin over the years to project itself as an organisation that is doing a brilliant job at rolling out a broadband network in Australia and thus its latest stunt, to keep some of its accounts hidden and reveal them only at the half-year and full-year results stages, should not come as a surprise to anyone.
The situation with the national broadband network at the present moment is similar to the time when Telstra was a monopoly and dictated terms to the rest of the market, well-known telecommunications analyst Paul Budde claims.
Well-known Australian telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says while it is great to see the government doing a backflip on its fibre policy, the big question now is how access to fibre optic services will be made affordable for residential users.
As part of our series on the future of the NBN, iTWire had hoped to round off things with the opinions of Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, the two people who are in a position to actually decide on what the future of the network will be.
Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, then privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.
The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.
Well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has underlined a fundamental truth about the market in his reaction to the Federal Court's decision to clear the Vodafone-TPG merger: "You have to be big in the telecoms market to survive."
Telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has welcomed the NBN Co's move to offer businesses a “solution finder” online tool which the company says is designed to help businesses find the right broadband plan for their needs.
Well-known Australian telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says while the NBN Co's latest bid to hold a consultation on pricing is better than nothing, it is unlikely to resolve the fundamental issues that are posed by the wholesale pricing.
Newly appointed Communications Minister Paul Fletcher must ensure that he takes the politics out of the portfolio and ensure that telecommunications becomes bipartisan, based on the national interest, well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has told iTWire.
US President Donald Trump has hinted at what some observers have been saying all along – that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies will be part of a US-China trade deal whenever it is finalised.
US President Donald Trump is using the Huawei issue to put pressure on China to agree to a trade deal on his terms, well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says, adding that it would be interesting to see if the two countries are able to resolve their trade issues.
A day before it was scheduled to announce its decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been forced to announce it is opposed o the merger.
Both TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia will make sufficient concessions to the ACCC that would see TPG remaining in the market as a price-fighter brand, well-known telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, three days ahead of the date on which a final decision on the proposed merger between the two companies is due to be handed down.
A report showing the social and economic benefits of the national broadband network could be a gamechanger for the future of the network, according to telecommunications industry analyst Paul Budd.
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