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Telecoms competition on a downhill slide in America

That is what happens when you base your telecommunications policies on the wrong foundations. The problems with the telecommunications industry in America go back to 1996, when the FCC decided that broadband in America should be classified as internet (being … Continue reading

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The state of telecoms competition in Australia

After the rowdy 1990s and early 00s the dust did settle a bit on the competition problems that continued during that period – more than 20 Inquiries, many court cases and ongoing regulatory corrections. The situation settled down somewhat with … Continue reading

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NBN Co threat to proper broadband competition

I was appalled to see that NBN Co (I will keep using this as their name in order not confuse you with the actual NBN) brought a case to the regulator to try and stop TPG from using the power … Continue reading

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The proposed TPG – iiNet merger

Introduction In March 2015 TPG made a $1.4 billion offer to acquire iiNet. This could create a company with combined revenues of $2.3 billion. iiNet services around 975,000 broadband subscribers; it operates more than 450 DSLAMs; and it employs 2500 … Continue reading

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Content – the next regulatory war zone

At the 2014 TelSoc Charles Todd Oration the former Chair of the ACCC, Graeme Samuel, warned against the looming content monopoly ….. There is a constant risk that the exclusive tie-up of rights to content for new and emerging markets … Continue reading

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