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Thursday, 2/4/2015

ACCC asks industry for input on iiNet-TPG merger

Australia's competition regulator has asked the telecommunications industry for its thoughts on the impact a proposed $1.4 billion takeover of iiNet by TPG would have on competition in the sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australia sees 15 percent data download volume surge

​The volume of data that Australian internet subscribers downloaded in the three months ending December 2014 surged by 15 percent over the three months ending June 2014, according to new figures by the ABS.

Source: ZDNet Australia

My Net Fone mops up NZ international voice carrier

Communications provider My Net Fone has acquired the global wholesale voice business of Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) from carrier Spark New Zealand.

Source: iTWire

Japanese companies demo 40Gbps passive FTTP tech

Two Japanese companies have combined three key fibre optics technologies to develop a solution that provides 40 gigabit per second fibre to the premises connectivity, in order to meet ever-increasing customer traffic capacity demands.

Source: iTnews Australia

Defence radar could interfere with NBN

The Department of Defence has raised concerns that a critical radar system could interfere with planned deployments of NBN Co's fixed wireless network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 1/4/2015

ACCC calls for competition feedback on bandwidth auction

The Australian competition watchdog is calling for industry feedback on whether the proposed auction of unused 1800MHz spectrum bandwidth in regional Australia should be subject to competition limitations.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Rights holders could get sites blocked without evidence

Lawyers have warned that under legislation before the Australian parliament, copyright owners could face no challenge to cases brought to the court seeking to block sites, meaning that sites could be blocked without the court determining whether the sites actually infringe on copyright.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC considers limiting sales of 1800 MHz spectrum

Australia's competition watchdog is considering whether or not to limit the amount of 1800 MHz spectrum that bidders can snare in an upcoming auction.

Source: iTnews Australia

Dial-up is still not dead (yet)

The latest statistics on Internet activity in Australia, released this morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while dial-up is dying it's still not dead.

Source: Computerworld

Aussie appetite for fast broadband proves to be insatiable

Australians crave faster Internet speeds, and their need for it is ever increasing, if you go by the latest findings of national statistical agency, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Source: ARN

NBN Co targets 4 million premises by September 2017

NBN Co has said that the 'multi-technology mix' network will reach close to 4 million premises by September 2017.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co starts work on 550,000 new premises

NBN Co is set to begin work on 550,000 additional Australian premises in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and Western Australia.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 31/3/2015

Telstra boosts data on broadband, mobile

Telstra is looking to give its customers more data for less money across broadband and mobile in a bid to bring it into line with its competitors.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Federal government moves ICON communication network sale a step closer

The sell-off of the federal government's high speed communication network has taken a step closer with private sector players hired to carry out a scoping study on a possible deal.

Source: SMH

NBN Co launches FTTB offering

NBN Co has formally launched its fibre to the basement (FTTB) product, the company announced early this morning.

Source: Computerworld

Inside Telstra's digital contact centre

Deep inside Telstra's Adelaide office, a team of 30 has been recruited to answer between 1,000 and 1,500 tweets, Facebook comments, and Crowdsupport posts as the company looks to become truly digital.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Data retention has created a giant risk to our privacy

The great irony of the Abbott government’s plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while this is being done to make us safer, in fact it creates new data security risks for us all.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co goes live with fibre-to-the-building product

NBN Co's commercial product for fibre to the basement (FttB) will be available from Tuesday, with just under 2,000 premises now able to connect to the service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co releases FTTB product for sale

NBN Co today announced the commercial launch of its fibre-to-the-basement technology, with 2000 premises across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne set to receive the first connections.

Source: iTnews Australia