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Displaying items by tag: Ziggy Switkowski

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has again hinted that it would look at a write-down of the value of the national broadband network if elected, a move that would bring down connection prices and help retail service providers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has labelled valuation claims of the national broadband network made by NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski as bizarre and said no evidence has been produced to back up the price tag he has put on the company.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, plans to create new plans for businesses in order to earn $1 billion in revenue from the sector.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has questioned the value apportioned to the NBN Co by its chairman Ziggy Switkowski, who said during a Senate Estimates hearing that the company could fetch a price of $50 billion if it was sold post-2020.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The chairman of NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has told Senate Estimates that the NBN could still fetch a price of $50 billion once it is fully rolled out in 2021.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:55

NBN Co chief Morrow to quit by end of 2018

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow is leaving the company by the end of the year, according to a statement from the company.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 25 September 2017 06:12

NBN Co lost $4.24b in full-year 2017

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has made a loss of $4.24 billion for the 2017 year, according to the accounts which were released on Friday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Documents which were seized by the Australian Federal Police during raids last year in a bid to find the source of leaks to stories about the NBN Co will not be available to the police for their investigation.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 30 September 2016 18:04

Ziggy gets another three years as NBN Co chairman

Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed as chairman of NBN Co and a non-executive director of the board for three more years.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 05:41

Telstra the big winner from NBN deal

After steep rises in recent months, Telstra’s share price rose again yesterday. The market knows it’s on a winner with the NBN deal.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 16 October 2014 05:56

Turnbull moves on TPG cherry picking

The Government has told TPG it must offer broadband services on the same basis and at the same price as the NBN, so that it cannot ‘cherry pick’ profitable customers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:58

NBN Co tackles TPG head on

Fresh from making sweeping changes to the NBN Co executive team new CEO Bill Morrow will fight fire with fire and has announced an aggressive fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout to compete with TPG, which recently announced plans for its own NBN-like service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25

Telstra to stick with structural separation

In its submission to the Vertigan NBN report Telstra has argued in favour of its structural separation – so long as the regulatory framework of the NBN does not change too much.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:22

NBN Co's Ziggy warns of TPG

NBN Co chief Ziggy Switkowski has fired a warning shot at Internet provider TPG, telling a Senate committee that the national broadband network's finances could be "severely impacted" by competition from other fibre-to-the-basement Internet providers.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Labor has announced it will launch legislation in the Senate today in a bid to keep its Fibre-to-the-Premise NBN rolling out in Tasmania.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 24 February 2014 05:38

Turnbull’s NBN morphs into shape

Welcome to the ‘Optimised Multi-Technology Mix’. NBN Co has released its first half-yearly report since the election.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:55

NBN Co's chief marketing officer departs

NBN Co's period of tumult and transformation is continuing, with chief marketing officer Kieran Cooney leaving the company this month.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has committed a Mitt Romney-style election gaffe, after allegedly telling a colleague the lack of a FTTP NBN in Tasmania could cost him the election.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:39

Switkowski says NBN guarantees have 'lost currency'

NBN Co chief executive Ziggy Switkowski has refused to table an unredacted version of last week's NBN Stragic review due to "confidentiality issues and ministerial advice," and says speed guarantees have "lost currency."

Published in Government Tech Policy
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