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Thursday, 28th August 2014


Section 313: iiNet, industry orgs seek limits on website blocking

Internet service provider iiNet, the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and industry bodies the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Communications Alliance have all called for restrictions on the government agencies that can issue requests for ISPs to block websites.
Source: Computerworld


Vocus posts record year as statutory profit more than doubles

Vocus Communications has cited organic growth as the driver of another banner year for the network and datacentre company.
Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN Co aims to double users, revenue in one year

NBN Co plans to double the 210,628 active users currently on the national broadband network and the $61 million in revenue it reported for fiscal 2014 in the 12 months to June next year.
Source: iTnews Australia


Federal government injects $8.4 billion to NBN

NBN Co expects to double the number of users connected to the NBN over the next year - setting a target of 480,000 users with the release of its annual results.
Source: ARN


FTTP needed for teleHealth, say Labor MPs in open letter

Two Labor members of Parliament have written an open letter to Malcolm Turnbull asking him to reconsider his scrapping of the Coalition's FTTP NBN plans.
Source: iTWire


Wednesday, 27th August 2014


Data-retention laws to contain statutory metadata specification

Attorney-General George Brandis has said that there is no definition of 'metadata', but a 'statutory specification' of metadata will be included in mandatory data-retention legislation to be introduced in this sitting period of parliament.
Source: ZDNet Australia


Telstra hits back over bandwidth pricing claims

A Telstra spokesperson has condemned as "factually incorrect" claims about the telco's transit pricing made by DDoS protection and CDN provider CloudFlare.
Source: Computerworld


NBN Co calls Telstra back to court over CPI adjustments

NBN Co has appealed a decision by the New South Wales Supreme Court that had supported Telstra’s interpretation of consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.
Source: Computerworld


Labor, Greens slam analysis for favouring 'dog's breakfast' NBN

The government's NBN cost-benefit analysis report said exactly what the government wanted it to say, Labor and the Greens have said.
Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN cost-benefit analysis signals the end of an era

The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network suggests the days of politicians shooting from the hip with taxpayer dollars are numbered.
Source: Computerworld


Telstra blamed for Australia's high bandwidth cost

Content delivery network provider CloudFlare has attacked Australia's largest telco Telstra for imposing a high bandwidth cost for both international and national data transit.
Source: iTnews Australia


NBN: Labor condemns 'flawed' Vertigan panel report

The shadow minister for communications, Blaxland MP Jason Clare, has condemned the cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network commissioned by the government as "flawed" and "not independent".
Source: Computerworld


Vertigan panel backs Coalition's NBN

The Coalition's cut-price National Broadband Network would deliver a net economic boost of $18 billion compared with $2 billion for Labor's gold-plated version, according to the first cost-benefit analysis of Australia's largest infrastructure project.
Source: ARN


Australia billions better off under cut-price NBN: report

The Federal Government has released a long-awaited cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Source: ABC News


Tuesday, 26th August 2014


Telstra trials 4G 700MHz services in Sydney, Adelaide

Telstra will add Sydney and Adelaide to its trial of 4G services on new blocks of 700MHz spectrum in mid September, ahead of the formal commencement of access licenses in early 2015.
Source: iTnews Australia