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Telstra finalizes $11.6B National Broadband Network transition plan

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) has at long last wrapped up its agreement to surrender its wireline assets to the Australian government for their National Broadband Network initiative. This agreement comes

Telstra could conclude network sale to the NBN by the end of May

Telstra's (ASX: TLS.AX) long-awaited deal to sell its copper network to the National Broadband Network (NBN) may finally come to a close later this month. According to a Reuters article citing an

TE Connectivity scores $400 million contract with the Australian NBN program

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), the new vendor created from the merger of the former Tyco Electronics and ADC, is already making an impression as the company has been awarded a network connectivity

Australia's National Broadband Network to cost $40 billion

At long last, the Australian government has revealed that its ambitious National Broadband Network (NBN) will cost $40.4 billion. Overseen by the joint public-private NBN Co., the new broadband

Australian regulator mandates NBN Co. to rework network interconnection proposal

NBN Co. suffered a bit of a setback in building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) this week as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruled that it initial plans to

Australia's National Broadband Network plan clears political hurdle

Australia's $35 billion National Broadband Network took another turn this week as the country's Prime Minister Julia Gillard agreed to release the NBN Co. business plan, reports Reuters. Gillard said

Australian competitor carriers rail against NBN Co.'s pricing structure

NBN Co.'s plan to charge the same for fiber-based broadband services in both rural and urban areas may help to ensure consistent pricing for end-users, but alternative providers AAPT and Optus aren't

Telstra thinks NBN network sale is worth $16 billion

Telstra may have agreed to sell its network infrastructure to the Australian government's National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co.), but it thinks it should be paid at least AUD16 billion ($15.73

Nokia Siemens Networks to light up NBN Co.'s transmission network

NBN Co., the company set up by the Australian government to build and operate the country's high-speed National Broadband Network, has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to light up its optical transport

Telstra to test services over NBN Co. network

Telstra's customers will soon be able to get a taste of Australia's National Broadband Network as the country's incumbent carrier will begin trialing services over that network. Beginning in October,