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More Retailers Take Up NBN

Retail service providers (RSPs) are directly accessing the NBN in more locations around Australia, offering greater choice and potentially better services for consumers and businesses, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report.

There are now at least eight access seeker groups acquiring wholesale services directly from NBN Co at all of the 121 NBN points of interconnect nation-wide, with at least nine groups at 120 POIs and at least 10 at 115, the ACCC says.

Telstra remains the dominant wholesale access seeker, but its market share has declined slightly, while TPG and Optus have made small gains. Smaller RSPs have also increased their collective share from 6.8% to 7.1%.

More than 5.6 million Australian premises are now connected to the NBN, after a 9.2% rise in the number of residential NBN connections during the past quarter.

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