Whilst serviceable premises increased 35 per cent to almost 750,000 in the six-month period, National Broadband Network (NBN Co) recorded an earnings-before-interest loss of $A497 million (an increase of four per cent year-on-year) and operating expenses of $A562 million (up 12 per cent year-on-year).

Despite the losses, telecommunications revenue for the company increased 191 per cent year-on-year to $A64 million, with end users increasing 53 per cent to approximately 322,000.

Average revenue per user (ARPU) rose from $A3 to $A39 year-on-year, driven by greater demand for capacity from NBN retail servi...