What Happened With The NBN This Week?

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Telstra launched LTE, NBN Co released its figures and Malcolm Turnbull said the whole process was less competitive than China.

Telstra kicked the week off by officially launching its LTE network. It didn’t take long for the anti-NBN camp to start making comparisons between LTE speed and NBN speed. [3AW]

• The Australian Broadband Applications Labratory officially launched, and at the launch Prime Minister Gillard talked up the opportunities that having a test lab that can run NBN-style applications could bring [ITWire]

The deal between the NBN and Telstra relates to all sorts of hardware; it turns out that other companies using the Telstra’s ducts may be forced out. [ZDNet]

Nextgen Networks got into the reselling game, offering up a brochure of NBN products it could offer to other retailers who didn’t want to (or couldn’t) deal directly with NBN Co itself [ITWire]

Malcolm Turnbull had his say at the Broadband World Forum, stating that China had more competition in broadband network building than Australia did under the NBN [ZDNet]

From tomorrow, NBN Co actually starts making money. Sort of. Tomorrow’s the day when customers in NBN release sites can sign up with any provider they’d like, as distinct from the 800 or so test cases that are linked to specific providers. [ITWire]

Income would be good; NBN Co finally released its report into its financial dealings, and it’s rather sobering. For 2010, NBN Co reported a loss of $323 Million on income of exactly zero dollars. [ZDNet]

ZDNet sat down with NBN Co’s Mike Quigley for a chat; amongst other details that emerged are that he’s not sat down with Malcolm Turnbull; a change of government is something he’ll deal with “when it happens” [ZDNet]