Broadband News - Page 1
Tuesday, 2nd September 2014
Amidst controversy over data retention, Telstra has published its latest transparency report on the number of requests it has received from government for information.
The ISP industry has proposed constructive strategies to combat online copyright infringement, but warned that elements of the Federal Government’s current proposals would damage industry and consumers alike.
Explicit photos of dozens of female celebrities have surfaced on the internet triggering many to question the security of online storage facilities.
Monday, 1st September 2014
In a surprise move Australia's biggests ISPs have come out in support of a piracy crackdown, announcing they're willing to negotiate with the Abbott government about its controversial proposals.
Australia’s telecommunications industry body has signalled its willingness to negotiate on a three strikes approach to copyright infringement despite being ‘unconvinced’ it will work, while outlining an alternative model and calling on rights holders to play their part to reduce piracy.
Customers of smaller Australian telcos are set to begin receiving the same usage alerts provided to customers of Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone.
Telstra received just under 85,000 requests for customer information from government agencies in its 2014 financial year, the telco revealed in its first full year transparency report released today.
Vodafone and NBN Co have been quietly testing out using NBN Co's fibre as backhaul for Vodafone's mobile network.
Optus has announced plans to make 70 Australian positions redundant through the telco's efforts to automate its credit risk management systems.
Friday, 29th August 2014
Sometimes in politics, it is the actions of your opponents that best crystallise the virtues of your own policies.
Labor-hating has become so popular that few bother remembering the real reason FttP was introduced without a CBA in the first place. But as the Coalition crows about a cost-benefit analysis justifying an FttN NBN 10 times costlier than Labor's own FttN policy, it's worth taking time out for a reality check.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has pushed the federal government to adopt more lenient planning laws to allow carriers to improve mobile coverage in the nation's airports.
The copyright industry's response to the government's proposal to curb the unauthorised downloading of online content remains the same as it was years and years ago: it wants everyone else to take responsibility, and wants to reap the rewards.
Thursday, 28th August 2014
The Australian government has been discussing a detailed data-retention wish list with internet service providers for more than four years - with citizens kept in the dark.
The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis of the NBN predictably backs the Coalition's option, but Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull still has to deliver.
National Broadband Network services and pay TV service Foxtel are likely to co-exist on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network currently owned by Telstra, according to NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow.
NBN Co will have access to reports on the quality of Telstra's copper network and where pits have been flooded in the past, as part of the revised NBN deal, CEO Bill Morrow has said.
Internet service provider iiNet, the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and industry bodies the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Communications Alliance have all called for restrictions on the government agencies that can issue requests for ISPs to block websites.
Vocus Communications has cited organic growth as the driver of another banner year for the network and datacentre company.
NBN Co plans to double the 210,628 active users currently on the national broadband network and the $61 million in revenue it reported for fiscal 2014 in the 12 months to June next year.
Total Users: 6,072
Tests Run: 31,226,037