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Friday, 29/5/2015

ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction

The federal government will offer key 1800MHz spectrum in regional Australia to interested buyers in a move that will provide a boost to regional 4G services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government moves to boost mobile broadband spectrum

More spectrum will be made available in the 1800MHz band for mobile broadband services, the government said today.

Source: Computerworld

Apple co-founder criticises data retention laws

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hits out at the Federal Government's "unethical" data retention laws, urging Australia not to go down the same route as the United States.

Source: ABC News

Telstra deploys Hadoop to pre-empt network issues

Telstra has deployed a predictive analytics system that uses its operational data to help identify network issues before they occur.

Source: iTnews Australia

Change is the only constant at iiNet

iiNet's Matthew Toohey is trialling IBM's Watson - between preparing for an acquisition and making sure Netflix doesn't swamp the network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Apple co-founder Wozniak opposes data retention law

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak yesterday added his voice to those opposing the federal government’s metadata retention law.

Source: The Australian

Thursday, 28/5/2015

Government hopes to pass site-blocking legislation next month

Attorney-General George Brandis is hoping the government can push through parliament before the end of June proposed legislation that will force ISPs to block sites linked to online piracy.

Source: Computerworld

ISPs, rights holders continue negotiations over anti-piracy code costs

Although an industry code that will create a new anti-piracy warning notice scheme has been submitted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority by ISPs, registration of the code, which will allow the ACMA to enforce it, remains stalled.

Source: Computerworld

Woolworths becomes Telstra reseller

Supermarket giant Woolworths has signed a deal with Telstra to become a wholesale provider of the telco's 3G mobile network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra signs Woolworths to wholesale agreement

Telstra has signed a wholesale supply agreement with Woolworths.

Source: ARN

Triple treat as IP traffic heads up and up

Internet Protocol (IP) traffic around the world is expected to triple to reach a record 2 zettabytes by 2019, with market growth coming predominantly from increasing mobile access and demand for video services.

Source: iTWire

The rise and rise of the Telstra brand

Telstra has joined the ranks of the world’s top 100 most valuable brands for the first time this year with a brand value of $12.7 billion.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 27/5/2015

NBN charges for new houses on the way

Developers and retail service providers will now be forced to pay hundreds of dollars to be connected to the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN on target for 1 million premises passed

The company formerly known as NBN Co has said it is on target for AU$150 million in telco revenues and premises serviceable passing 1 million at the end of this financial year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

nbn records $785 million loss in third quarter results

The rebranded company building the Australia national broadband network, nbn, has posted a $785 million loss in its third quarter results.

Source: ARN