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CrossTalk is Phil Dobbie's weekly telecomms industry podcast, brought to you by industry newsletter CommsDay.

CrossTalk was a weekly half-hour podcast produced from January 2013 till July 2015 for Australian telecommunications industry journal CommsDay. It touched on many significant issues affecting the industry, attracting outspoken comments from many industry leaders. It was a favourite of the Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who referred to it during many public events.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:37
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The telecommunications regulator has suggested the price charged for access to Telstra's access network should drop by 0.7%. Bad news for Telstra who is lobbying for an increase, or the rest of the industry who wanted it to drop further. 

Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:12
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The data retention bill is about to be passed. The consequences include less competition, reduced press freedom and, many would argue, an invasion of your privacy.  

Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:14
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The telecommunications industry has released a draft code to help tackle online copyright infringement. Have telcos and copyright holders reached a happy compromise?

Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:48
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David Thodey has announced he is stepping down from his role as CEO of Telstra, to be replaced by CFO Andrew Penn. So, what has he inherited?

Friday, 20 February 2015 17:06
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The Prime Minister expects the revised data retention legislation to pass both houses of parliament in the middle of next month, just a couple of weeks after the parliamentary joint committee has presented its findings. Are we ready for it?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:20
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It was tabled in government late last year, now a parliamentary committee is set to report on their findings. So, are they any the wiser?

Friday, 06 February 2015 14:42
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Last April NBNCo chief Bill Morrow floated the idea that a levy should be charged to infrastructure competitors to subsidise the cost of broadband delivery to regional Australia. Last month Malcolm Turnbull said he thought it was a good idea. Is he right?

Thursday, 29 January 2015 14:08
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The definitive agreement between NBNCo and Telstra means the government  gets a lot of fixed line assets to help fast-track its national network, but with wireless innovation could Telstra become the NBN's biggest competitor?

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:05
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There are few things that Labor and the Coalition agree on – one is that satellite is the only way to provide broadband access to the most far-flung Aussie residents. But launching satellites is a tricky business, will NBN Co pull it off?

Thursday, 11 December 2014 17:33
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The USO ensures everyone has reasonable access to a standard phone line. The industry pays a levy to Telstra to provide that assurance, but with the NBN do we still need it?

Friday, 05 December 2014 06:15
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A consortium of interests is staging a convention early in the new year to talk about the future of communications in Australia, establishing a vision for 2030. Surely, that far out, we'd assume fibre will reach the majority of premises.

Friday, 28 November 2014 07:48
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