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Thursday, 27/11/2014


NBN Co to charge thousands for fibre-on-demand broadband connections

Consumers who miss out on a high-speed fibre connection to the national broadband network (NBN) will be offered the option to pay thousands of dollars for one when NBN Co rolls out its fibre-on-demand product early next year.

Source: SMH


Data retention bill fails scrutiny test

The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory data retention has failed to win the approval of a Senate committee tasked with scrutinising proposed legislation, which yesterday labelled it ill-defined and far-reaching.

Source: iTnews Australia


Southern Cross Cable telcos 'partnered' with spy agencies

Telcos and network providers on the main cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand to the United States provided interception capability to British and American spy agencies, according to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Source: iTnews Australia


Communications coalition urges national focus on broadband adoption

Australia must set an ambitious broadband policy for the next fifteen years, a coalition representing consumers, small businesses, regional areas and competitive telcos has urged.

Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 26/11/2014


NBN Co cuts CVC pricing for RSPs

NBN Co has followed through on plans to cut its much-criticised connectivity virtual circuit charge, dropping the price by 12.5 percent.

Source: iTnews Australia


Telstra doubles down on tempting tablets

Telstra is doubling up its range of tablets in selected stores to make more sales, with Telstra typically characterising it as ‘offering customers more choice this gift-giving season’.

Source: iTWire


Tuesday, 25/11/2014


Telstra turns on 700MHz '4GX' in Melbourne

Telstra has switched on its 700MHz band '4GX' network in Melbourne, just days after Vodafone rolled out its own 4GX network capability in the city.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Global online population hits 3 billion: ITU

There are now more than 3 billion people online globally, with two-thirds of all people with internet access now living in the developing world, according to new research by the United Nations agency charged with improving the world's access to IT infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Turnbull, NBN Co ignored Telstra real-world FttN speed warnings

The Department of Communications and Telstra both warned Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NBN Co that the heralded speed test results in the Umina fibre-to-the-node trial may not represent speeds in a full FttN rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia