Telstra Goes Head To Head With National Broadband Network
Australian wireless internet impacts NBNs economy.
An Australian government-commissioned review has found competition from alternative technologies to be a key risk to the National Broadband Network Co's ambitions to rapidly sign up homes. The telco giant Telstra, for example, plans to usher in the nation's first commercial release of super-fast 4G mobile technology, which will be deployed in capital-city CBDs by the end of the year, reports the Australian, and is capable of peak download speeds as high as 150 megabits a second.
"As with any infrastructure project, there are always risks, contingencies and external factors, and the government will work closely with NBN Co to put in place agreed performance indicators to track its performance and adjust strategies or operations as needed, Senator Conroy said.