broadband wars

Conroy’s Legacy: The NBN Is A Permanent Idea

Conroy’s Legacy: The NBN Is A Permanent Idea

In the wake of Kevin Rudd’s return to leading the Labor Party, communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy has resigned from the front bench. We’re going to see endless speculation on what this means for the National Broadband Network (NBN), adding to the existing speculation about whether the alternative Coalition plan…

Coalition NBN: The Problem With Vectoring Copper

Coalition NBN: The Problem With Vectoring Copper

The Coalition’s alternative NBN plan relies on maintaining existing copper connections to homes. What are the challenges with that approach? Robin Braun, Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at University of Technology, Sydney, examines some of the problems ‘vectoring’ can create.