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Thursday, 24th April 2014

Australian internet: Still slower than the rest

ZDNet Australia

New research by Akamai shows that Australia's has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world in comparison to a number of other countries.

Telstra signs broadband security deal with Mako Networks


Telstra (ASX: TLS) will be offering business customers a broadband connection package which includes secure Internet access and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance later this year.

Australia falling behind on digital access: AIG

ABC News

The nation is falling behind its international competitors on internet access and affordability and more investment in communications infrastructure, like broadband, is needed, economists are warning.

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

New blood joins iiNet board

ZDNet Australia

Two new directors have joined the iiNet board of directors, following the recent departures of Simon Hackett and Paul Broad.

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

To Morrow, when the NBN war began

ZDNet Australia

NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.

iiNet appoints two new directors


Internet service provider iiNet has appointed Patrick O'Sullivan and Paul McCarney to its Board of Directors.

ACCC extends deal with Telstra's copper network until 2019

ZDNet Australia

The Australian competition watchdog will continue to allow retail telecommunication service providers to use Telstra's copper network for another five years.

AT&T to roll out fibre-to-the-premise to 21 US cities

iTnews Australia

US telco AT&T will expand its fibre network to up to 21 new major metropolitan areas by next year, it announced today.

iiNet chases over $241k in unbilled line rental

iTnews Australia

Internet service provider iiNet is chasing more than 8000 of its customers for outstanding payments after under-billing their accounts over a six month period.

Thursday, 17th April 2014

Telstra sees red over expanded wholesale regulation

iTnews Australia

Telstra has hit back at the ACCC over its decision to re-regulate Telstra's wholesale line rental and local carriage services in a number of CBD areas, claiming that it runs contrary to the Coalition Government’s agenda to reduce red-tape.

Telcos seek to strengthen NBN Co wholesale restrictions


Major telcos and Internet service providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and iiNet have pushed for clarity on some aspects of NBN Co's wholesale role and the tightening of restrictions that prevent the company rolling out the National Broadband Network from supplying services to end users.

Vodafone tackles FIFA World Cup with $5 roaming in Brazil


Vodafone is targeting Australians traveling to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Brazil to its $5 per day roaming deal.

NBN Co seeks 'early resolution' of TPG fibre threat


The company in charge of rolling out and operating the National Broadband Network has called for a speedy resolution to the issue of infrastructure-based competition.

Wednesday, 16th April 2014

iiNet bowls up success with cricket, football sponsorships


Perth-based national ISP iiNet has renewed its sponsorship of Big Bash cricket team the Sydney Sixers with a three-year principal partner deal, lauding the branding and sales benefits of sports sponsorship.

NBN Co reports $1.17 billion loss


NBN Co has reported a $1.1 billion loss after generating revenue of almost $70 million in the past nine months.

Court slaps TPG with $400k fine over 000 failure


TPG has been fined $400,000 after court action taken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority relating to the telco's failure to provide triple zero access to all of its customers.

NBN Co boss suggests levy for TPG

iTnews Australia

NBN Co’s new CEO Bill Morrow has suggested the Federal Government apply a levy onto NBN infrastructure competitors like TPG in order to ensure a sustainable economic model in the provision of broadband services to rural customers.

NBN Co chief calls for government subsidy to offset cost of rural NBN


NBN Co chief executive, Bill Morrow, has called on the federal government to impose a cross-subsidy or infrastructure levy on competitors to offset to the cost of delivering broadband to rural areas.

NBN Co hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial


NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Tuesday, 15th April 2014

NBN Co set to tackle TPG head on


Fresh from making sweeping changes to the NBN Co executive team new CEO Bill Morrow is set to fight fire with fire and announce an aggressive fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout to compete with TPG, which recently announced NBN plans of its own.


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