Twisted Wire

A weekly podcast on the tangled mess that is the Australian telecommunications industry

What’s wrong with the NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been responsible for a lot of debate, inside and outside of the industry. Do we need it? Is it too ambitious? Are we doing it the right way?

What’s great about the NBN

From the inevitable claims of economic benefits, through to praise for the government’s wheeling and dealing in getting the whole thing through parliament, what do the MPs think about the NBN?

Is Google too big for its own bots?

Is Google’s market dominance restricting consumer choice and closing out competitors? David Wood from ICOMP thinks so.

Digging NBN’s dirt

With NBN Co now connecting premises as they roll down every street, there’s going to be a whole lot of digging required.

It’s all over the top

Twisted Wire asks, “what role is there for the telecommunications industry in content, when we seem happy with over-the-top delivery?” FoxtelGo is the latest case in point.

Teleworking: Small answer to a big problem

When the government said that teleworking with the NBN will create 25,000 full-time jobs by 2020, weren’t they missing the Asian elephant in the room?

NBN is too expensive at $80 retail average

Malcolm Turnbull says the NBN is offering no cut-price nirvana. He’s right — the average wholesale price of $52 could translate to a retail price of around $80 to $85.

No content future for ISPs

As internet service providers (ISPs) accept lower margins from access provision, the battle is on to find a sustainable alternative revenue source. But it won’t come from content provision.

All change in the cut-price telco world

As two major low-cost mobile providers set themselves up in Australia, Channel 7 is out to buy the rest of cut-price IP phone provider Engin. So what’s going at the cheap end of the industry?

NBN Co, ‘tell us the price’

So far the government and the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) have called for our support for a scheme that is scant on detail.

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