NBN Co's failed competition promise

NBN Co is yet to prove that its monopolistic network will deliver competition in anything other than concept.

It’s hard not to lament the stranglehold that tier 1 carriers have over Australia’s largest businesses when it comes to both network selection and service pricing. In my experience, most businesses, with an annual telco spend of between $250,000 to $25 million, are effectively faced with a network duopoly on fixed, data and mobile carriage and a monopoly on regional mobility services.

The result of the tier 1 network supremacy is a pricing regime that is antiquated and displays all the anti-competitive hallmarks of price gouging.


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