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Thursday, 2nd October 2014


ACMA pulls up 12 telcos on consumer rules compliance

Twelve Australian telcos have been served directions notices by the ACMA for failing to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code lodgement scheme.
Source: ZDNet Australia


No break-up of NBN Co – yet: Turnbull

The government has indicated in its initial response to the third Vertigan panel report, which was released last night and includes an assessment of competition settings for the telco market, that it has no short-term plans to break up NBN Co.
Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 1st October 2014


NBN Co's multi-technolgy mix products set for 2015

NBN Co's updated product road map released today outlines plans to introduce fibre-to-the-basement and fibre-to-the-node commercial products in 2015.
Source: ZDNet Australia


ASIO can now snoop on the entire internet

Only three MPs opposed the first tranche of national security legislation.
Source: PC Authority


Parliament passes law to let ASIO tap entire internet

The Government’s effort to expand the legislative power of the Australia's spy agency, including the breadth of computers it can access under a single warrant, has been passed by the federal parliament despite heated debate in the lower house today.
Source: iTnews Australia


iiNet, Dodo breach consumer billing rules

Internet service providers iiNet and Dodo have copped formal warnings from the Australian Communications and Media Authority for dropping the ball on consumer rights in regards to billing users.
Source: iTnews Australia


Bernardi withdraws motion to disband NBN committee

Coalition Senator Cory Bernardi has withdrawn two motions that would disband the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network and replace it with a government-dominated joint committee.
Source: Computerworld


Telco fined $225,000 for falsely claiming Telstra affiliation

Zen Telecom has been fined $225,000 by the Federal Court for breaching Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by way of misleading conduct and false or misleading representations during telemarketing calls in the 12 months ended August 2013.
Source: ARN


Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.
Source: Computerworld


Tuesday, 30th September 2014


Telstra trials 1000 public Wi-Fi sites for free in November

Australians will be able to surf the Internet at no cost on Telstra’s public Wi-Fi network when trials commence in November.
Source: ARN


ACMA to offer self-service portal for spectrum licensing

Australia's communications regulator is set to open its spectrum license database to software developers and the broader public in a bid to accelerate commercial trade in the country's radio assets.
Source: iTnews Australia


Monday, 29th September 2014


NBN Co says powering nodes cheaper than fibre

NBN Co has said that the annual cost of powering the nodes in the multi-technology mix will be cheaper than the capital cost of rolling out fibre to the premises.
Source: ZDNet Australia


SingTel Optus under spotlight over company tax

Optus parent Singtel has been exposed as paying only nine percent tax in Australia in a report which found that around one third of Australia’s biggest companies are paying less than 10 percent in corporate tax.
Source: iTnews Australia


Friday, 26th September 2014


NBN Co execs face grilling over Melton fibre trial 'conspiracy'

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said there is no conspiracy over fibre savings with the company reviewing the outcome of a trial of new fibre deployment technology and methods implemented in a trial in Victoria that was leaked to media earlier this month.
Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN Co chief claims leaked Melton pilot has a 'bad smell'

NBN Co has continued to challenge the validity of a leaked report suggesting fibre-to-the-premise could have been rolled out cheaper and faster than originally forecast.
Source: iTnews Australia