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Monday, 31/8/2015

Battle of the blowouts: How real can Labor make its Real NBN?

If Labor wants to bring more fibre to the premises into the NBN mix, then it must decide how much extra money it will allow NBN to spend.

Source: ZDNet Australia

More data, longer expires says Optus

Optus has upped data allowances with a new mobile broadband plan, now giving its mobile customers 50GB with a one year expiry.

Source: iTWire

Aussie telcos push for severe restructure of ACMA

Australia's telcos have put forward their proposals for the future of communications regulator ACMA, with the country's two largest carriers recommending the regulator be severely wound back or scrapped altogether.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet CEO David Buckingham leaves company

CEO of Perth-based internet service provider iiNet, David Buckingham, has left the company, according to multiple sources.

Source: SMH

Friday, 28/8/2015

ACCC approves Optus HFC NBN deal

The competition regulator has given the go-ahead to Optus’ agreement to transfer its HFC cable network to the NBN, clearing one of the final regulatory roadblocks to the rollout of the Coalition's multi-technology mix network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Spammers take advantage of Ashley Madison data breach

Spammers have been quick to try to cash in on the Ashley Madison data breach, with a spike in email campaigns mentioning the ‘infidelity’ website, according to a global security firm.

Source: iTWire

Optus’ revised NBN deal gets the nod from ACCC

Optus and nbn Co. are free to complete a deal that will see the telco sell its hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) network after getting the green light from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: ARN

Facebook hits new record with one billion active users in a single day

Facebook hits a new benchmark in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity, with one billion people using the social network in a single day.

Source: ABC News

Stan reaches 300,000 subscribers, says Nine

Unlike Netflix and Presto, VOD service Stan has published subscriber numbers. It reaches nearly a million Australians, but is still losing money.

Source: iTWire

M2 hunting for a takeover following TPG’s iiNet deal

M2 Telecommunications chief executive Geoff Horth is on the prowl for potential acquisitions in both the telco and energy markets in the wake of TPG’s approved takeover of iiNet.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 27/8/2015

Piracy prevention vs. policing: Industry debates piracy code, website blocking

Despite wide-ranging agreement that content availability can reduce online copyright infringement, at the behest of the government, 'education' and punitive measures are continuing to be pushed amid unresolved debates on cost sharing.

Source: ZDNet Australia

​Vocus' acquisitions drive FY15 revenue growth

Vocus Communications' acquisitions of FX Networks and ASG's Bentley datacentre has helped increase the company's revenue by 62 percent for the 2015 financial year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG opens Layer 2 FTTB product for wholesale

TPG is now offering wholesale partners the opportunity to access its fibre-to-the-basement network through a Layer 2 product for $27 per month, as demanded by the government's carrier license conditions.

Source: iTnews Australia