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November 30, 2010  2:53 PM

Australia approves Telstra split, but don’t look for competition anytime soon

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Australia, broadband infrastructure, over-the-top, regulation, telecom competition, Telstra

Sometimes governments solve problems, and sometimes they cause them. Sometimes it's a bit of both.  I’ve been watching Australia as an indicator of the extreme end of pro-consumer telecom regulation, and it has

June 22, 2010  6:42 PM

Could Telstra-NBN deal serve as model for U.S. broadband deployment?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Australia, Broadband, CLECs, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, legislation, National Broadband Network, NBN, regulation, return on investment, ROI, Telstra

It looks like Telstra and the Australian government have finally struck a deal for the acquisition of Telstra's access infrastructure for the rollout of Australia's

February 26, 2010  6:36 PM

Telstra’s government broadband tangle could backfire on users

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, regulation, Telstra

Telstra’s problems with the government and the government-owned NBN Company subsidy policy have taken a new and potentially ugly turn as the latest legislation proposes that the NBN...

November 3, 2009  5:14 PM

Telstra’s separate susidiary buzz: Government plan could zap ROI

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access network, Broadband, ROI, service layer architecture, Telstra

Telstra, Australia’s national carrier, remains locked in a dispute between its shareholders and the Australian government, which proposes to break Telstra up to support its broadband network initiative. Telstra believes it can play a role in NBN, as the network is called, without structural...

September 16, 2009  4:18 PM

Regulation in Australia — bellweather for subsidized services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, regulation, Telstra, wireless spectrum

Australia is giving Telstra, its national carrier, an unusual ultimatum: Create a separate subsidiary structure or be barred from further access to spectrum. Needless to say, the move has raised howls of protest from...


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