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Australia eyes Singapore's tech hub crown as NBN hits subs target

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 18 December 12

Think tank drives demand for connectivity, plays down talk of Liberal threat to scale back nationwide FTTH project.

Australia's national broadband network will end 2012 with approximately 30,000 active connections and a healthy dose of uncertainty facing it in 2013. The Labor government's A$11 billion deal to acquire and decommission incumbent telco Telstra's copper infrastructure, replacing it with a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network providing 93% of the population with 1-Gbps broadband by 2015, has come under repeated attack from the opposition Liberal Party. The Liberals…

Australia's national broadband network will end 2012 with approximately 30,000 active connections and a healthy dose of uncertainty facing it in 2013. The Labor government's A$11 billion deal to acquire and decommission incumbent telco Telstra's copper infrastructure, replacing it with a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network providing 93% of the population with 1-Gbps broadband by 2015, has come under repeated attack from the opposition Liberal Party. The Liberals…

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