[LINK] NBN Summary of Business Case was Re: NBN Co to build wireless network from late 2011

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Nov 25 10:04:56 AEDT 2010

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> On 25/11/10 9:35 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>> NBN Co to build wireless network from late 2011
>>> By Ry Crozier
>>> Nov 24, 2010 3:42 PM
>>> iTnews
>>> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/239650,nbn-co-to-build-wireless-network-from-late-2011.aspx
>> <snip>
>>> The summary also provided a significant insight into the costing
>>> assumptions for the NBN and how the total build cost would be impacted
>>> if a deal with Telstra fell through.
>> <snip>
>> Ofcourse, the government could just legislate to regulate the
>> bit they are buying from Telstra and not have the NBNCo
>> run it.
> The deal between NBN Co and Telstra is commonly misunderstood.  NBN Co 
> is not buying "the network" from Telstra; the agreement is that Telstra 
> will migrate customers to the NBN in return for a payment; Telstra will 
> also decommission the copper to NBN-served customer premises. There's 
> other stuff in the deal as well - access to pits and ducts, access to 
> backhaul fibre etc - but the customer migration is the biggest item.
> The reason I make this distinction is that NBN Co will not buy the 
> copper network from Telstra, and will therefore not run the copper network.

NBNCo is buying the fibre network from Telstra. Without a 
breakdown of the deal, I would guess this is the valuable 
part not the local reticulation Have a look at maps on page 
9 of the summary.  Also, I was amazed that the NBNCo wants 
to put up a satellite.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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