NBN Co to unveil wholesale prices in June 2010

15 Apr 2010

NBN Co, the public-private company set up to oversee the Australian government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project, will detail its final wholesale pricing structure to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in June 2010, Computerworld reports. The CEO of NBN Co, Mike Quigley, announced to the Senate Select Committee that at the same date wholesale price information would also be made public, with the executive noting: ‘We’ve been developing a wholesale product for some time now, and we’ve been involved in a range of industry consultations over the past four months.’

However, it is understood that wholesale pricing for the NBN’s Tasmanian trial sites has yet to be finalised, with iiNet chief regulatory officer Stephen Dalby stating: ‘I would phrase it as ‘we don’t have agreement … Until that agreement is completed, then we would continue to say that.’ As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in March 2010 it was announced that Primus, Internode and iiNet had become the first three operators to sign up to sell services via the Tasmanian arm of the NBN. The trio are expected to launch commercial services using the new high speed fibre network from July 2010.