Posted October 12, 2018 09:01:24 Australian NBN is the most expensive piece of infrastructure in the country, but its network is far more resilient than the network of rival NBN Co. A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found that the Australian network is resilient enough to withstand the next major round of upgrades, and that the network is likely to be upgraded at a faster rate than it currently is.
The report, published in a series of reports by the company, suggests that NBN Co could potentially upgrade its network by 2040.
It also suggests that the NBN could be upgraded by 2025.
It says that if it’s not upgraded, the NBN’s reliability would drop to about 90 per cent, which is comparable to what other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom have achieved.
The reason for this resilience is that the project is funded by taxpayers and the Australian Government has a statutory duty to pay for upgrades, meaning that there’s an inherent risk that the cost will increase if it isn’t upgraded.
The Government is required to fund the upgrade of its network every five years, but there are no guarantees that it will be funded.
In other words, it’s impossible to know whether an upgrade will occur or not unless the Government gets to the end of the road.
It’s a very expensive proposition, and the Government’s current timetable is far from assured.
The study says that the Government will probably have to increase the rate of the upgrade to 30 per cent over the next five years.
The cost of upgrades will increase from $9 billion to $25 billion over the life of the project, and this will come from the Federal Government’s own investment.
“The upgrade is likely in 2020 and the network upgrade in 2021,” PwC senior economist Chris Dickson told the ABC.
The report was commissioned by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to help identify the cost of upgrading the network, which has the highest cost per square kilometre in the world, according to PricewaterHouseCoopers.
PwP said the cost per megabyte of data consumed by the network was about $5 per gigabyte, and an additional 2 gigabytes of data would cost $1.4 per gigabytes.
This would equate to an average of about $4 per megabit of data that was consumed each day by the NBN.
PWC also looked at the costs of upgrading from an Australian National University (ANU) modelling model, which showed that the average cost per data unit was $1,500.
PwP found that if the upgrade was not completed by 2033, the network’s reliability level would drop from about 85 per cent to about 80 per cent.
A spokesman for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the report is significant and will be important in assessing whether the NBN is a good investment for the country.
He said that the government is committed to upgrading the NBN and has committed to pay an additional $1 billion over 10 years.
But the commission has been criticized for its lack of transparency and transparency has been a major concern of the Coalition Government.
Dickson said that it was important for the commission to release the report to give its own assessment, but he added that it would be premature to make any investment decisions based on the report.
It will also be important for NBN Co to continue to invest in upgrading the system, he said.
However, the commission said that its own modelling has shown that it could upgrade the network by 2025 at a cost of $7.4 billion.
The PwCo report does not suggest that the upgrade would cost more than the upgrade the NBN would already be doing at that time.
At the moment, there is a consensus among the Australian public that the upgrades will be completed by 2021, although PwCs modelling does suggest that by 2023 it could be 2020 before the upgrade could be completed.
While the report does indicate that the country’s network is relatively resilient, the PwCC says that it’s unlikely that this will continue indefinitely.
If the upgrade is not completed, the next round of funding would have to come from somewhere else, the report says.