I’d like to just quote this post from Whirlpool – as it sums up perfectly the current state of the NBN.
to date I doubt very much that anyone has any appreciation of the amount of work that has gone into getting the network up and running from zero. with all due respect, only someone heckling from the sidelines with no knowledge of the project would think so.
Lets see now after 15 months!
TurnBULL and Co still haven’t delivered
a) A Corporate Plan for the next 3 years
b) A 3 year rollout Plan
c) Even a coherent 12 month rollout Plan is still being formulated
d) No idea of how much remediation of Telstra’s copper will be required
e) No idea of how much repair and replacement of HFC networks will be required
f) No idea of how much they are going to have to charge for the USO and the billions that will have to be pissed down the gurgler maintaining obsolete copper
g) A revenue model which the financial industry won’t piss themselves laughing at (which I might ADD is now in complete disarray)
h) TPG openly ripping into the LNP’s FRAUDBAND network with it unguaranteed UPTO 25Mbps by deploying their own FTTB network
i) No 1Gbps retail plans on the market
j) No migration of the existing 12/1 base tier to 25/5Mbps (Noting that Labor’s NBN was to start the migration to a 10Gbps network in 2016)
k) A plethora of product designs not delivered
l) A legislative program that is questionable to say the least not to mention the reality that much of it may be blocked in the Senate due to being what can only be described as piss poor value for Australian citizens
As for the work that Labor did do prior to the vandals demolishing the NBN well that’s simple for those of who actually do understand what has been done! eg
Built from scratch a company of close to 3000 people with all of the processes and systems with the ability to:-
a) Work through, develop and construct the legislative programs that would be required to deliver the statement of expectations of the Government together with the necessary recommendations to assist in that process.
b) Delivered the Interim Satellite service on “time” and on “budget” – to replace the dial up Satellite service that the LNP were previously responsible for which I might add that the LNP were happy to see continue being delivered by the private sector!
c) Built the Long Term Satellite solution that is on “”schedule”” and on “”budget”” for services beginning in mid 2015 in the face of the LNP’s opposition who called it the Rolls Royce of all Satellite services and that we didn’t need it because and wait for this – because there was enough capacity in the private Satellite market to service all of Australian’s needs!
d) Contracted for, trialled and were rolling out a Fixed Wireless network on budget!
e) Delivering the National Transit Network to support all access technologies, which was on budget and on schedule for completion by 2015 under him.
f) Designed and delivered the OSS/BSS systems through to the production environment and commissioned these to function at scale.
g) Designed and delivered the National Test Facility and a Network Operations Centre which is an important component in the management of National network
h) Responsible for the successful development and launch of a suite of Products covered by WBAs.
i) The successful negotiation of the Telstra agreement for access to their pit and pipe infrastructure that would avoid the requirement to duplicate existing infrastructure nationally together with gaining access to their dark fibre network which would over the lifecyle of the project reduce capex expenditure together with progressively allowing the project to meet its prescribed targets and timelines.
j) Completed the very technical finalisation of the SAU and were awaiting the sign off from the ACCC.
k) Reworked the Fixed Wireless network to allow for the additional delivery of a 25Mbps speed tier component to that network
l) Included additional technology into both the Satellite and Fixed Wireless platforms to allow for the delivery of a “minimum” 25Mbps to all users of those networks.
m) Provided for the introduction of a 250Mbps 500Mbps and 1Gbps service to be delivered from December 2013 into the project’s deliverables
n) Included into the scope of the project the responsibility for the Building of a Greenfields fibre capability which wasn’t part of the original project that can complete more than 30 new developments a week, anywhere in the country.
o) Were building a Customer Connect capability that had connected more than 100k end users and which was rapidly growing the ability to deal with with the exceptionally high take-up rates that were being experienced.
p) And finally, responsible for implementing and growing the capability to build the LN/DN component of the Brownfields network at a cost that preserves the integrity of NBN Co’s financial plan.
q) etc etc etc
ALL THIS WAS DONE ON BUDGET!
And as Mike Quigley stated the initial slippage in the initial volume rollout into the brownfields environment see p) was being addressed with the private contractors having publicly stated thier intention to deliver what it was they were contracted to deliver not to mention Telstra accepting thier own complicity in initially holding the project up by not allocating the appropriate resources!
And as we see now Mike had catered for the adoption of new deployment processes that have been successfully trialled which provide for
The evaluation, contained in an internal presentation document dated August 2014 and seen by Fairfax Media, shows a team combining telecommunications firms Cemetrix, CommsConnect and Linktech Telecom was on track to complete the Melton rollout in just 104 days, compared with an average of 344 days in other areas.
Ninety per cent of buildings were serviceable by fibre by the end of August – 61 per cent faster and 50 per cent more cheaply than in areas using previous rollout models, the document said.
And to think that all this was in place 15 months ago when turnBULL and Co took the reigns of control on NBN Co and ground the rollout to a halt in some area’s and cancelled existing contracts wholus bolus!
And yet given their fully costed ready to go faster and cheaper alternative they LIED to the public about!
Not 1 customer connected to FRAUDBAND!
Fttnnnnnn unbelievable huh!
Where’s the financial imperative for ICT to develop Web 3 applications to run on unguaranteed UPTO 25Mbps obsolete copper networks when we already see sunset clauses being effected to shut down PSTN networks as provided in America and Europe?