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Friday, 27/2/2015

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

Thursday, 26/2/2015

Scentre teams with Optus for Westfield's 21 centre Wi-Fi rollout

Free Wi-Fi could be coming to a Westfield shopping centre near you.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co CEO bullish on network's progress

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow this morning said he was "incredibly excited" by the government-owned company's half-year results.

Source: Computerworld

Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co losses climb as rollout steps up

NBN Co's financial losses are climbing as the network builder ramps up the speed at which it connects premises to the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co triples revenue, boosts run rate

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said that the company is on target to meet its full-year goal of having over 1 million Australian premises able to connect to the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Choice slams ‘medieval’ anti-piracy scheme

Consumer group Choice is calling on consumers to help educate Malcolm Turnbull.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 25/2/2015

95 percent of metadata retained will be of no use: ASIO

ASIO has told Senate estimates it needs telcos and service providers to retain metadata on all customers, even though the vast majority will be of no interest to authorities.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet, DBC face three-week wait for piracy ruling

iiNet and Dallas Buyers Club face a three-week wait to find out whether the rights holder can obtain the names and residential addresses of almost 5000 people it claims downloaded its movie without paying last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiDallas: Has the ISP copyright code failed before it has begun?

Alleged loopholes in the copyright enforcement justify Dallas Buyers Club LLC proceeding with its attempt to unearth the personal details of Internet service providers' customers, lawyers representing the rights holder for the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club argued in court this morning.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 24/2/2015

NBN Co's gaze returns to Telstra's South Brisbane fibre

The approximately 20,000 premises on Telstra's fibre network in South Brisbane could soon be on the NBN, with the two companies set to recommence negotiations in the first quarter of 2015.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Brandis snubbed consumer groups, ISPs in piracy debate

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis did not officially meet with internet service providers or consumer rights groups a single time in the 10 months spent planning a crackdown on online copyright infringement, according to documents obtained by ZDNet.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Review stalls NBN’s Rolls Royce

An NBN review reveals that costs for building fibre-to-the-premises are higher in built-up areas, sinking hopes of more homes getting the ‘Rolls Royce’ model.

Source: The Australian

Monday, 23/2/2015

Telstra to build 22 new WA mobile towers

Telstra will build 22 new mobile phone towers across regional Western Australia after the state government announced it would invest $45 million into boosting mobile coverage.

Source: iTnews Australia

AFP backs privacy and metadata over anonymity

As Australia's PM ramps up his push for the passing of the government's mandatory data-retention Bill, AFP assistant commissioner Tim Morris has said that the agency cannot support the right to anonymity where it may lead to unlawful activity.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Draft copyright code published

Rights holders and ISPs have published a draft of the Government mandated code intended to combat online copyright infringement.

Source: iTWire

Telecom outages continue after Queensland cyclone

Telstra is scrambling to restore services in Queensland after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the state’s north coast on Friday morning, damaging properties and leaving many areas without power.

Source: Computerworld

Greens to scuttle data retention bill

The Greens remain determined to scuttle proposed data retention laws, slamming the current plan while leaving open the possibility of amendments to tighten data security.

Source: The Australian

Vodafone launches shared plans, Stan partnership

Vodafone Australia has signed an agreement with video-streaming Nine-Fairfax joint venture Stan to provide video services to its mobile customers as the company launches shared plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia


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