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Friday, 24/10/2014

Telstra, Optus not worth chasing in Dallas Buyers Club piracy crackdown: lawyers

Online pirates on the Telstra and Optus networks can breathe easy for now, while those downloading illegal copies of movies over iiNet and smaller providers may soon receive an invoice for up to $5000 if an unusual legal case in the Federal Court is successful.

Source: SMH

DDoS attacks skyrocket: Akamai State of Internet Report

Distributed denial of service attacks have acceleted in terms of size and volume in the third quarter of 2014, according to the Akamai State of the Internet - Security Report.

Source: ARN

NBN-Telstra deal 'in the home stretch'

NBN Co's renegotiation with Telstra over access to its copper network is in the 'home stretch', according to CEO Bill Morrow.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN a tangled web, not just with cabling

Australia's giant but trouble-prone infrastructure project, the National Broadband Network, declared it had rolled past 640,000 homes - an outcome that has taken five years to achieve.

Source: SMH

Thursday, 23/10/2014

'Red tape' Bill takes out reporting for telco customer data disclosures

The Australian government's 2014 'Spring Repeal Day' could see the removal of the Australian communication watchdog's unwarranted data request disclosure and reporting requirements.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co expects Telstra deal to be signed by Christmas

NBN Co expects to have reached a deal to resign its $11.2 billion definitive agreements with Telstra by the end of the year, with the network builder’s chief executive today revealing the two had reached material agreement on the new contract.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co posts $252 million loss in first quarter

NBN Co has recorded a loss of $252 million and revenue of $29 million in its 2015 first quarter financial results.

Source: ARN

Telstra's mobile growth slows

After years of adding millions of customers onto its mobile network, Telstra CEO David Thodey has admitted that the company is entering a phase of slowed growth.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Perth call centre staff have language problems, says Telstra chief David Thodey

The next time you get mad at Telstra's call centre staff for having poor English, there is a 50 per cent chance you should aim your rage at Perth and not Mumbai or Manila.

Source: SMH

TIO reports for the first time on NBN complaints

Delays in connecting users to the national broadband network dominated the first set of NBN-related complaints reported by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN complaints on the rise

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has begun reporting a rise in complaints from customers connecting to the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 22/10/2014

Website blocking is not internet filtering: Australian government

The Department of Communications has argued that forcing ISPs to block certain websites under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act is not a form of internet filtering.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN roll out continues as copper networks switch off in Crace

Copper wires for landline telephones in up to 2700 homes and businesses in Crace will be disconnected from Thursday as the NBN roll out continues in Canberra's north.

Source: SMH

iiTrial 2.0? iiNet back in court over P2P file sharing

For the second time, Internet service provider iiNet has been dragged to court over the alleged copyright infringement of some of its customers.

Source: Computerworld

ACCC won't factor in NBN Co payments in pricing decision

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has stated the regulatory value of Telstra’s assets, rather than payments made to Telstra by NBN Co, will set the price for wholesale fixed line services.

Source: ARN

Telstra move to raise network access charges 'ludicrous'

Telstra's competitors have criticised the telco's bid to increase what it can charge for access to its network.

Source: ABC News