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Thursday, 24th April 2014

Australian internet: Still slower than the rest

New research by Akamai shows that Australia's has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world in comparison to a number of other countries.
Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra signs broadband security deal with Mako Networks

Telstra (ASX: TLS) will be offering business customers a broadband connection package which includes secure Internet access and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance later this year.
Source: Computerworld

Australia falling behind on digital access: AIG

The nation is falling behind its international competitors on internet access and affordability and more investment in communications infrastructure, like broadband, is needed, economists are warning.
Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

New blood joins iiNet board

Two new directors have joined the iiNet board of directors, following the recent departures of Simon Hackett and Paul Broad.
Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

To Morrow, when the NBN war began

NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.
Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet appoints two new directors

Internet service provider iiNet has appointed Patrick O'Sullivan and Paul McCarney to its Board of Directors.
Source: ARN

ACCC extends deal with Telstra's copper network until 2019

The Australian competition watchdog will continue to allow retail telecommunication service providers to use Telstra's copper network for another five years.
Source: ZDNet Australia

AT&T to roll out fibre-to-the-premise to 21 US cities

US telco AT&T will expand its fibre network to up to 21 new major metropolitan areas by next year, it announced today.
Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet chases over $241k in unbilled line rental

Internet service provider iiNet is chasing more than 8000 of its customers for outstanding payments after under-billing their accounts over a six month period.
Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 17th April 2014

Telstra sees red over expanded wholesale regulation

Telstra has hit back at the ACCC over its decision to re-regulate Telstra's wholesale line rental and local carriage services in a number of CBD areas, claiming that it runs contrary to the Coalition Government’s agenda to reduce red-tape.
Source: iTnews Australia

Telcos seek to strengthen NBN Co wholesale restrictions

Major telcos and Internet service providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and iiNet have pushed for clarity on some aspects of NBN Co's wholesale role and the tightening of restrictions that prevent the company rolling out the National Broadband Network from supplying services to end users.
Source: Computerworld

Vodafone tackles FIFA World Cup with $5 roaming in Brazil

Vodafone is targeting Australians traveling to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Brazil to its $5 per day roaming deal.
Source: ARN

NBN Co seeks 'early resolution' of TPG fibre threat

The company in charge of rolling out and operating the National Broadband Network has called for a speedy resolution to the issue of infrastructure-based competition.
Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 16th April 2014

iiNet bowls up success with cricket, football sponsorships

Perth-based national ISP iiNet has renewed its sponsorship of Big Bash cricket team the Sydney Sixers with a three-year principal partner deal, lauding the branding and sales benefits of sports sponsorship.
Source: iTWire

NBN Co reports $1.17 billion loss

NBN Co has reported a $1.1 billion loss after generating revenue of almost $70 million in the past nine months.
Source: ARN