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Thursday, 30/7/2015


Mobile phone, Internet charges hit consumers hard

The cost of mobile phone and Internet charges are a big concern for many Australians, with charges for the services putting increased pressure on household budgets.

Source: iTWire


Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses

John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston on Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.

Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 29/7/2015


Telstra launches Telstra TV

Telstra has partnered with with streaming platform, Roku, to launch Telstra TV, a new streaming service designed specifically for Australian consumers.

Source: ARN


ANU chosen as Australian hub for global internet overseer

The Australian office for a major international consortium which oversees internet standards will be established at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Source: ABC News


'Telstra TV' to integrate Netflix, Stan and Presto

Telstra will become a major new player in Australia’s fast growing streaming video market, releasing ‘Telstra TV’, using technology from US streaming vendor Roku.

Source: iTWire


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

 

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