NBN Co keeps ISPs waiting for POI locations

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NBN Co keeps ISPs waiting for POI locations

More than a month since its commitment.

NBN Co is yet to determine when it will reveal the proposed locations of its 200-plus points of interconnect, despite the existence of a map that appeared to show off the sites.

The network builder's chief Mike Quigley referred briefly to a map of Australia at the CommsDay Summit that appeared to surface - at a high level - the location concentration of the POIs.

NBN Co had been expected to reveal the much sought-after information almost three weeks ago but a spokesman told iTnews today that a date was still undecided.

"We are in the process of preparing a POI option paper for consultation with industry but as yet [we] do not have a definite release date," the spokesman said.

Snippets of industry submissions published by NBN Co in March revealed that while there was general support for NBN Co's strategy to locate POIs in areas with contestable backhaul, most telcos and ISPs wanted transparency and more specifics about the planned locations.

"This issue is too important to get wrong and the best way to avoid making mistakes is to have an open and transparent consideration of the appropriate location for the POIs," AAPT said in its submission.

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