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?

Alarming plans for the NBN

Will medical alarm systems — or other devices attached to your phone line — still work when you switch to the NBN? Not necessarily.

Turnbull and Quigley: No love lost at NBN review

Tuesday night saw another six monthly review of the NBN’s progress in Parliament House: Malcolm Turnbull was there, and Mike Quigley had a score to settle.

Does the ITU see QoS as a way to retain control?

When the ITU meets in Dubai in December, the issue of interconnected QoS is on the table. Is this another attempt by network providers to get a slice of the content providers’ pie?

Beyond the end of Telstra’s nose

Telstra’s AGM passed by peacefully this week, despite the absence of a clear long-term strategy and a short-term focus on results.

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