In Today’s Edition
February 11 2014
The use of aerial cabling in the Tasmanian NBN rollout could be up to six times cheaper than the cost of putting fibre underground, according to advice that was provided to NBN Co and the federal government. It could also see a 50% reduction in construction time, according to the report that was prepared by state-owned electrical utility Aurora Energy.
NEC Australia has undergone an organisational restructure under newly minted MD Tetsuro Akagi, with the latter aiming to cement near-term profitability to support a large pipeline of deals currently in play.
Cable manufacturing in Australia will continue to be plagued by uncertainty as demand for fixed line services falls, according to a report from IBISWorld. However, the revenue volatility of the past five years is expected to stabilise slightly.
Telstra has downplayed reports that it is conducting secret talks with Google to introduce its Chromecast digital media player to Australia.