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Tuesday, 28/7/2015

Data retention: Labor and Coalition set for non-fight over bipartisan legislation

Attorney-General George Brandis has condemned Labor after a motion at the party's conference called for a review of data retention laws.

Source: Computerworld

Telcos could face Huawei ban, Malcolm Turnbull confirms

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed there may be circumstances in which telcos are told they cannot use a certain company's telecommunications equipment under new controversial national security laws.

Source: SMH

iiNet votes in favour of TPG takeover

iiNet shareholders have voted overwhelmingly for the company’s $1.6 billion takeover by TPG. It will all be done within six weeks.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 27/7/2015

Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

Source: Computerworld

iiNet shareholders vote yes to TPG takeover

iiNet shareholders today voted overwhelmingly in favour of rival TPG's bid to take over the internet service provider, as the pair wait to see how Australia's competition regulator responds to the deal.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet shareholders vote in favour of TPG Telecom merger

iiNet shareholders have approved a $1.56 billion takeover offer from TPG Telecom in a move that will create Australia's second-biggest provider of fixed-line internet services.

Source: SMH

Upbeat NBN set to bump up staff

The company building the government’s $41bn National Broadband Network is about to embark on a massive hiring spree.

Source: The Australian

Australia to chase Amazon and other overseas retailers to collect GST: Hockey

Rather than inspecting packages when they enter the country, the Australian government will get online retailers to apply and collect GST, Treasurer Joe Hockey has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus' next target: Telstra and Optus' customers

It's been likened to a David and Goliath battle - two small ISPs fighting tooth and nail to fend off attacks by TPG's Goliath in an effort to create a new company that would significantly shake up the Australian telco market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus joins telco fury over govt wholesale access intervention

Optus has raised concerns over the decision by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's department to support incumbent Telstra against proposed lowered wholesale access prices for its copper network.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet enters trading halt as shareholders cast their vote

ASX-listed ISP, iiNet (ASX:IIN) has entered into a trading halt pending the announcement of the results from a scheme meeting held on July 27.

Source: ARN

Friday, 24/7/2015

Major outage affecting Optus mobile customers in Victoria and NSW

Optus is experiencing a "major outage" affecting mobile customers in Victoria and New South Wales.

Source: ABC News

.au domain registrations hit the 3 million mark

Australia now has 3 million .au domains under management, putting us in the top 10 of all countries by volume.

Source: iTWire

Telcos come out swinging over Telstra wholesale pricing

The Competitive Carriers Coalition (CCC) has hit out at a government intervention in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's inquiry into the pricing of Telstra's wholesale services.

Source: Computerworld

ACCC clears way for NBN-Optus cable deal

Got Optus cable? It will end up being your NBN connection.

Source: iTWire