The federal government’s declaration of completion is a critical first step in paving the way for the privatization of the NBN.
But there will be much tougher testing ahead before we get any closer to this process. There will be an investigation by the Productivity Committee, the findings of which will be considered by a Joint Parliamentary Committee, and until NBN Co can provide reliable base speeds, ideally 50 Mbps across the network, fixed and wireless, the full potential of the project will remain unrealized.
Using a mix of technologies to connect homes to the grid may have helped NBN Co meet their flexible construction schedule, but it has now left gaps in the service that many homes can receive.
NBN Co has, in theory, a solution to this problem, with $ 3.5 billion intended to provide approximately 6 million homes with the ability to access super-fast internet speeds, including the provision of fiber optic connections to home free of charge for homes that sign. for high speed shots.
However, the upgrade process will not be all about money and will rely on effective coordination of the workforce available for NBN Co. Given the current dispute between telecom operators and NBN Co over On whose shoulders rests the burden of sloppy NBN connections, the upgrading process is likely to pose its own set of complications.
According to telecom operators, there is always a high volume of outages and outages on the NBN side of the network, which leads to a poor customer experience and, in turn, increases their cost to serve them.
Telstra, Optus and TPG also claim they are paying NBN Co way too much for wholesale capacity. This is despite the cuts and reductions offered by NBN Co, but as long as the CVC fees, which cover the amount of bandwidth that telecom operators can make available to customers, remain in place, telecom operators will not cease. to agitate against it.
As a reseller of NBN services, the load is driving a hole in the bottom line of major carriers and even the purported magic of 5G mobile technology won’t be enough, at least in the short term, to stop this bleeding.