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Blog, Telecommunications - Written by Renai LeMay on Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:54 - 13 Comments
Vodafone CEO backs Quigley NBN study
blog Remember how NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley gave a major speech several weeks ago backing the idea that telco industry group the Communications Alliance could conduct a study into the merits of the various different broadband models being proposed for Australia’s future? Remember how the idea was roundly rejected by the Coalition and various telcos such as Optus? Well not everyone things this way. Vodafone chief executive Bill Morrow in Communications Day this week on the idea:
“NBN Co’s recent calls for an industry discussion on how we optimise the opportunities of the NBN should not be controversial. There will always be ongoing discussions about how we meet the telecommunications needs of Australia. Provided these discussions are done transparently and collaboratively they should be encouraged.”
I strongly agree. How could it possibly be bad to have more analysis, more examination of the potential paths towards Australia’s broadband future? More information is never a bad thing — I think history shows us that ignorance and misinformation is usually the real plague on society. Let’s hope the Communications Alliance consents to working on this. It could prove to be a valuable resource for the whole sector.
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