Truth: NBN results show Labor’s plan is still working


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  1. The company is making very strong progress on deploying its FTTP infrastructure

    Imagine how much more progress would have been made if nbn hadn’t cancelled all the in place FTTP contracts that had been signed in 2013? They covered at least another 500,000 premises iirc.

  2. Just a quick question, when you say “29,000 premises to its FTTN network” is that including FTTB coverage?

      • Fair enough, I have a vague memory of Senate Estimates trying to get NBN Co to provide separate FTTN/FTTB figures as well. They seem keen to bundle the two parts of the rollout together to hide just how slowly FTTN seems to be progressing at the moment.

        • They seem keen to bundle the two parts of the rollout together to hide just how slowly FTTN seems to be progressing at the moment.

          That has been my issue with it too.

          • They made such a big deal about the FttH and how it was reported and yet when it comes to the Cu they have done the exact same thing (if not worse).

    • It is both. As of 30th Sep, NBN only had one SAM of ~3000 FTTN premises passed (a measure that they’re ironically using again for FTTN/B)

    • Interesting. The original NBN had not decided upon the method of servicing multi-dwellings but it seems that FTTB is the most sensible/easiest and they would have gotten there sooner or later. The current FTTB rollout should then be assumed to have happened under the old management anyway. Given that, it makes the last two years non-rollout of mtm even worse.

  3. Apparently the new management has made no changes to redesign rollout model, renegotiate contractors, aggressively chase RSPs for activations, or improve NBNCo operations.

    NBNCo as shown (Quigley confirmed) was failing by their own standards, presumably the new management team were just likely;-)

    Perhaps the exp vs rev might someday be commented on. Surely Telstra’s wireless advances not likely to undermine revenue.

    Quiqley’s CP had 6k premises per day, under $2.2k. Yep plan going really well.

    • Which required the rollout to continue to ramp up, which it couldn’t because Turnbull shut it down and cancelled contracts. How can you get economies of scale when you’re winding back? Your argument is disingenuous misinformation piled on fanciful fiction.

    • MTM 67 customers in two years… with all the NBN groundwork in place for them.

      So, yes indeed by comparison to your (could have been commissioned to write it) MTM pitiful joke, FttP was going light speed… and “as a start up/completely from scratch”. Something you, as a self confessed numbers guru with self claimed business acumen second to none, simply ignores as if inconsequential, when it should be recognised.


    • NBNCo as shown (Quigley confirmed) was failing by their own standards, presumably the new management team were just likely;-)

      Quigley isn’t responsible for FTTN. He’s not responsible for HFC. Keep shouting at the walls blaming the last guy.

      You can’t aggressively do jack, if the communication minister tells you to sit on your hands and not sign contracts, or renegotiate or do any of the other things that your sarcastic comment includes.

      Until the review, the only thing happening, was the continuation of agreed FTTH infrastructure builds. Practically all progress is on that model. In fact, customer wise, even after that review, it’s still majority fibre.

      Pretending the switch and the forced slow-down didn’t happen and it’s all still Quigley’s fault, is getting really, really old, Richard. MTM retooling requires spin-up time to define the technology, acquire access, negotiate access, et-all.

      We just ordered a crap ton of copper. Totally fell off the back of a truck, did it? Totally Conroy’s fault! See, spread-sheet proves it! Give me a break.

      I presume you will respond to this, by blaming Quigley again. Or Conroy. By all means, go ahead. I’d be confused if you didn’t continue to beat that dead horse. :)

      • +1 Brendan

        I noticed the same trait in Malcolm Turnbull as well. Defend this at all costs even if it goes against reason and common sense…..

    • Quigley accounted for the New managements changes. That was where that extra $500 of cost came from remember.


      ARPU – Coalition Forecast APR 13 ($/month)
      FY 2013 – 25
      FY 2014 – 26
      FY 2015 – 29

      Actual ARPU
      FY 2013 – 37
      FY 2014 – 37
      FY 2015 – 40

      So based on the FTTP alone, and current rollout figures, the ARPU was higher than the coalition expected, and indeed NBNco expected. Imagine what the Revenue would have been if they had of RAMPED up the rollout, and reduced costs. Imagine the Profit that will now be going into managing the Copper.

      As to which is what I assume you mean regarding Wireless. That is still not on the market. We have no idea what tech changes, upgrades etc will be required, nor the impact on congestion etc. It’s great to see movement. As Mobile Broadband speed is important. But it won’t ever replace Cabled broadband due to speed reasons. Cause you know in Jul 2014 they had 43Tbps over fibre in Test environments. Then in Oct 2014 they had 255tbps over fibre in Test environments.

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