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Wednesday, 1/4/2015

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

Monday, 30/3/2015

Telstra readies for Galaxy S6 launch with bonus data and bundled Presto

Customers buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 from Telstra can bundle the smartphone with plans that offer up to 10GB in data and a free subscription to the video-on-demand service Presto.

Source: ARN

Telstra brings data, Presto upgrades to mobile plans, too

Last week it was more data for fixed broadband, now select mobile plans are getting more data and six months free Presto - but no unmetering.

Source: iTWire

iiNet data points to big start for Netflix in Australia

Netflix has scored an early win with its hotly anticipated launch into Australia, with the subscription video-on-demand service already accounting for 15 per cent of iiNet's internet traffic, according to the internet service provider.

Source: SMH