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Monday, 6/7/2015

Warrnambool fire plan sees Telstra cut carbon emissions

Telstra has implemented all recommendations from a report into a fire that took out the company's Warrnambool exchange in 2012.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus rejigs unlimited home broadband bundles - raises prices?

Back in February, Optus dropped its unlimited broadband bundles to $90 per month, but its new July unlimited broadband bundles cost $95 or $115.

Source: iTWire

Telstra takes Warrnambool fire lessons to more sites

Telstra has applied its $10 million effort to restore its Warrnambool exchange after a 2012 fire to address power, back-up and safety issues more widely across its Australian network.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet is 'over the hump' of Netflix slowdowns

iiNet is now “over the hump” of the capacity issues it faced with the introduction of Netflix, with further network improvements to fix remaining issues to be rolled out over the next two months, according to chief technical officer Mark Dioguardi.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus discounts unlimited Internet bundles, available from $95 a month

Competition from broadband newcomer Foxtel has prompted Optus to discount its unlimited Internet bundles.

Source: ARN

Friday, 3/7/2015

Optus rolls over, offers data rollover on pre-paid

Earlier this year Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile rolled over and offered data rollover, which it advertises heavily, and now Optus has finally done the same too.

Source: iTWire

'Rare' Telstra lattice tower beats heritage listing

Telstra must wait until the end of July to learn if it can demolish a 1960s lattice telecommunications tower in Melbourne’s suburbs after a council bid to heritage-list the “rare” structure was rejected.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 2/7/2015

​Telstra Health brings 24-hour medical care with ReadyCare

Australian doctors are now a phone or video call away with the launch of Telstra Health's ReadyCare telemedicine service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

North America runs out of IPv4 addresses

ARIN, the regional internet registry for North America, is no longer able to meet requests for IPv4 addresses.

Source: iTWire

Abbott and Hockey electorates named in FttN phase of NBN rollout

The suburb of North Manly in the prime minister's electorate of Warringah is among the next included in the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It's become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they're commonly made out to be.

Source: Computerworld

NBN issues quarterly construction update

NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

Source: Computerworld