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  • EXCLUSIVE: The Aussie who sold mobile phones to North Korea

    It was 2004 on the Chinese border when Australian businessman, James Perri, boarded a train. The act itself was hardly unusual, but the destination certainly was – ahead of him lay an uncommon business trip across the Friendship Bridge into North Korea.

  • Optus still thinking about NBN Tasmania offering

    The nation’s second-largest telco, Optus, has again stated it is still considering whether to provide retail fibre to the home services over the Tasmanian leg of the fledgling National Broadband Network, despite its biggest rival Telstra joining the party.

  • NBN and government regulations spook Telstra

    Despite a lucrative deal with NBN Co Australia’s largest telco, Telstra still has reservations over National Broadband Network (NBN) as well as government regulations in the telco industry.

  • Wireless a focus as NBN Co ramps up jobs

    The National Broadband Network Company has advertised several dozen new jobs as it ramps up hiring in the wake of political certainty over its future, including several wireless roles that will play a key role in its rollout of next-generation wireless infrastructure around the nation.

  • Slattery: NBN Co now a wireless telco

    Labor’s deal with the independents to roll out the National Broadband Network to regional areas first means it will now necessarily have to place a big emphasis on the wireless component of the network’s construction, according to Pipe Networks managing director and long-time NBN critic, Bevan Slattery.

  • Treasury costings scant on NBN details

    You might have expected that the Treasury’s costings of the two major party’s election policies — released to the Independents and the media late yesterday — would contain a fair amount of detail about how much each party’s wildly differing broadband policy would cost.

  • Gillard promises independents Quigley briefing

    The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has invited the group of three returning independent MPs to meet directly with NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, as the trio continue to push for more information about Labor's National Broadband Network policy.

  • NBN Co ceases all new operations

    The company responsible for the rollout of the Labor Government’s National Broadband Network, NBN Co, has all but frozen new operations. It comes after the company was given a $300 million equity injection.

  • Quigley: Gillard rural e-health plan not over-ambitious

    NBNCo chief, Mike Quigley, considers Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s commitment to e-heath services for online consultations to rural and remote Australia is reasonable despite admitting an NBN rollout to those regions will take some time.

  • Gillard launches NBN in Townsville as debate intensifies

    The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has intensified Labor's election focus on the National Broadband Network through a trip to examine the start of construction of the network in Townsville, as the Coalition continues to face questions from the community about its own broadband vision.

  • Election 2010: The ICT industry's stake in the ground

    The Federal Election is right around the corner and the polls on who will win have never been tighter. But while some say there is little to separate the policies of Labor and the Coalition, they both have wildly different views on technology.