[LINK] NextG Wireless Stays Up As NBN Fibre Broadband Crashes

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 4 10:04:53 AEDT 2011

At yesterday's NBNCo Customer forum, in Sydney, there was a 
quip that Aerial Fibre as is being deployed in Townsville is 
easier to install an subject to destruction but easier to 
restore. While underground is particularly difficult to 
install in rocky areas and when damaged more difficult to 

Apparently the NBNCo is in Tender discussions to select a 
Wireless provider. There was lots of talk about openness and 
transparency - however, the RFT is not public. Some Info on 
Partners and Tenderers here:

> NextG Wireless Stays Up As NBN Fibre Broadband Crashes
> Before it's even been rolled out in major Cities like Melbourne and Sydney the NBN roll out is in trouble in Queensland, with contractors who now set to have to relay fibre to homes, incurring significant additional costs. Ironically the Telstra NextG network stayed up during the Cyclone, with TV networks broadcasting live streaming from Townsville using Wireless technology not fibre.

> THE federal government said it would closely examine damage to its overhead-fibre NBN trial site in Townsville in the wake of tropical cyclone Yasi. 

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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