blog The Financial Review reports this morning that Optus is very close to finalising a deal with NBN Co worth between $500 million and $1 billion to shut down its HFC cable network and transfer customers from that network and its ADSL network onto the NBN. Click here for the full article online. One key paragraph:
“Optus, which is expected to sign a simultaneous deal to use the NBN Co for fixed line carriage, is known to be anxious that it does not get unfavourable terms to those which Telstra is about to strike with NBN Co.”
Your writer has asked Optus chief executive Paul O’Sullivan point blank about an NBN Co deal several times, but the executive has always refused to comment directly on what, when, why or how his company is talking to the National Broadband Network Company, and we note that Optus declined to comment again in the AFR’s article. We’ll try again this morning, but it seems kind of ironic for a company which is insisting that there is as much transparency around Telstra’s deal with NBN Co as possible. Pot calling the kettle black, Optus?
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