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Wednesday, 29/7/2015


Telstra launches Telstra TV

Telstra has partnered with with streaming platform, Roku, to launch Telstra TV, a new streaming service designed specifically for Australian consumers.

Source: ARN


ANU chosen as Australian hub for global internet overseer

The Australian office for a major international consortium which oversees internet standards will be established at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Source: ABC News


'Telstra TV' to integrate Netflix, Stan and Presto

Telstra will become a major new player in Australia’s fast growing streaming video market, releasing ‘Telstra TV’, using technology from US streaming vendor Roku.

Source: iTWire


Tuesday, 28/7/2015


Data retention: Labor and Coalition set for non-fight over bipartisan legislation

Attorney-General George Brandis has condemned Labor after a motion at the party's conference called for a review of data retention laws.

Source: Computerworld


Telcos could face Huawei ban, Malcolm Turnbull confirms

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed there may be circumstances in which telcos are told they cannot use a certain company's telecommunications equipment under new controversial national security laws.

Source: SMH


iiNet votes in favour of TPG takeover

iiNet shareholders have voted overwhelmingly for the company’s $1.6 billion takeover by TPG. It will all be done within six weeks.

Source: iTWire


Monday, 27/7/2015


Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

Source: Computerworld


iiNet shareholders vote yes to TPG takeover

iiNet shareholders today voted overwhelmingly in favour of rival TPG's bid to take over the internet service provider, as the pair wait to see how Australia's competition regulator responds to the deal.

Source: iTnews Australia


iiNet shareholders vote in favour of TPG Telecom merger

iiNet shareholders have approved a $1.56 billion takeover offer from TPG Telecom in a move that will create Australia's second-biggest provider of fixed-line internet services.

Source: SMH


Upbeat NBN set to bump up staff

The company building the government’s $41bn National Broadband Network is about to embark on a massive hiring spree.

Source: The Australian


Australia to chase Amazon and other overseas retailers to collect GST: Hockey

Rather than inspecting packages when they enter the country, the Australian government will get online retailers to apply and collect GST, Treasurer Joe Hockey has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Vocus' next target: Telstra and Optus' customers

It's been likened to a David and Goliath battle - two small ISPs fighting tooth and nail to fend off attacks by TPG's Goliath in an effort to create a new company that would significantly shake up the Australian telco market.

Source: iTnews Australia


Optus joins telco fury over govt wholesale access intervention

Optus has raised concerns over the decision by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's department to support incumbent Telstra against proposed lowered wholesale access prices for its copper network.

Source: iTnews Australia


iiNet enters trading halt as shareholders cast their vote

ASX-listed ISP, iiNet (ASX:IIN) has entered into a trading halt pending the announcement of the results from a scheme meeting held on July 27.

Source: ARN