Telstra, Optus experts clash on Aust broadband build
Posted in: Government & Policy at 13/08/2008 17:07
The battle over who should build the National Broadband Network continues, this time with a stoush reported in The Australian where "a regulatory expert on Telstra's payroll says the National Broadband Network's focus on a single ubiquitous build will drive down competitive investment in telecoms."
Optus, not surprisingly, disagrees with their regulatory expert saying Telstra has the story wrong.
The report says "On the Telstra side, Professor Martin Cave, director of the Centre for Management Under Regulation at the Warwick School of Business in Britain, has hit out at Optus, saying that the number-two telco's perceived lack of infrastructure investment would become a recurring theme if the National Broadband Network were built on a completely open-access model."
To read this report in Australian IT in full, see www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24164965-5013041,00.html.