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Tuesday, 3/3/2015

iiNet hit with $204,000 ACCC fine

The nation’s largest independent ISP, iiNet, has been forced to pay $204,000 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its advertising of its naked broadband plans.

Source: ARN

Netflix switches on Australia 24 March

Long awaited online video service, Netflix will finally be available in Australia and New Zealand this month. The popular online service will begin streaming in ANZ on 24 March, the company announced today.

Source: iTWire

NBN completes 3.5 GHz wireless trial

NBN Co, Ericsson and NetComm have completed a trial of 3.5 GHz wireless radio coverage and fixed-wireless service performance.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 2/3/2015

Quickflix losses deepen as Netflix Australia launch looms

​Quickflix has reported deepening losses, with a first-half net loss of AU$8.6 million for the six months ending December 2014, as the launch date for Netflix Australia closes in.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus records 480 Mbps download speeds to single user device

Optus has achieved download speeds of 480 megabits per second (Mbps) to a single user device.

Source: ARN

Australians harass George Brandis as the true cost of metadata retention is revealed

The true cost of the Abbott government's new metadata retention laws has been revealed, with the government quietly publishing the estimated price tag without announcing it.

Source: SMH

Telstra, Ericsson to partner on 5G

Telstra will partner with its long-term equipment supplier Ericsson to define 5G technology in an effort to launch the network for commercial use in 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra unveils ambitious timetable for rollout of VoLTE, 5G

Telstra has announced an ambitious timetable to roll out new-age technologies that offer blisteringly fast broadband over wireless and in-built video calling as part of call services.

Source: The Australian

Friday, 27/2/2015

Still time to speak up about data retention bill, Internet Society says

The Internet Society of Australia has warned that the rush to implement a data retention regime could potentially damage Australia's economy.

Source: Computerworld

Labor backs controversial data retention bill

The Abbott Government's plan to force internet service and telecommunications providers to store the metadata of their customers for two years looks likely to pass into law after the Labor opposition put its support behind the scheme.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor set to back data retention regime

The government's controversial data retention legislation will be debated in parliament next week, with Labor reportedly set to back the scheme to force telecommunications providers to keep customer data for 24 months.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co out to tame troublesome copper

Making sure faults in the legacy copper network are kept to a minimum and speeds are delivered as promised will be a top priority for the next phase of the NBN rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia