Friday, December 23rd, 2011 by Simon Hackett
Business As Usual – Only Better
As the founder and managing director of Internode Pty and Agile Pty Ltd, I am writing with some important news about our company group.
Under a just-concluded agreement, ASX-listed iiNet will purchase all of the shares in Internode Pty Ltd and its sister company Agile Pty Ltd, effectively making the Internode Group a subsidiary of iiNet. The transaction will be completed by the end of February 2012.
This is obviously a huge development in the life and times of Internode and Agile!
After a decade that has seen the Australian broadband market grow from birth in 2000 to maturity in 2010, we are at the top of our game, and at the top of a mountain, right now.
So this is exactly the right time to find a new mountain to climb, as part of a new alliance. (more…)
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Simon Hackett
On 11th October 2011, I spoke at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress event about some of the competition related challenges that exist around the NBN.
These challenges focus in practice on actions that the ACCC should, in my view, be taking in order to safeguard and augment the Long Term Interests of End Users.
The presentation runs for about 21 minutes. (more…)
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 by Simon Hackett
In August 2011, NBNCo released a public document (http://www.nbnco.com.au/assets/documents/multicast-product-prcing-overview-aug-11.pdf) providing further details about the technical and pricing constructs of their intended IP Multicast service offering over the NBN.
Internode has provided feedback regarding this document to NBNCo.
The NBNCo document is public, and our submission in response is also public.
In our response, we have provided some proposals to change the NBN multicast offering in ways that we believe would improve the outcome for all concerned.
The rationale for those proposed changes is also provided in our submission.
You can download our submission here:
We hope that our views on this topic are of interest and that they may potentially be of use in improving the outcomes regarding this important aspect of the NBN service suite.