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Tuesday, 7/10/2014

Govt reveals 6000 mobile black spots

The Victorian Government is pushing for more than half of the federal government funding allocated Australia-wide for sites identified by the public as being mobile coverage black spots.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra, Tata ink Indian interconnection

Telstra will expand further into India through an agreement with the telecom provider Tata Communications.

Source: Computerworld

Vodafone deploys 4G on 850MHz spectrum in Adelaide

Adelaide Vodafone customers will now have access to improved coverage after the deployment of 4G on low-band 850MHz spectrum across the the city and its suburbs.

Source: ARN

Friday, 3/10/2014

Vertigan signs Turnbull's NBN love letter to Telstra

Look beyond the call for an NBN Co split detailed in the latest instalment of the Vertigan review into the NBN, and you see a blueprint for a weaker telco regulator appear.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN corporate plan consultant accused of conflict of interest

A consultant to the Department of Communications over NBN Co's new corporate plan has been accused of having a conflict of interest, given his role in developing NBN Co's 2013 strategic review.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to outsource, offshore 75 jobs

Optus will outsource, offshore and make redundant 75 positions from its customer division as part of its ongoing effort to restructure the organisation and drive down costs.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vertigan NBN report revives telco industry divisions

A review into Australia's national broadband network project which recommended NBN Co be split up has reinvigorated the deep division between Telstra and its rivals in the telecommunications sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

CommBank discovers security issues with NBN-connected ATMs

The Commonwealth Bank's new CIO David Whiteing has offered up his thoughts on how the process of migrating users to the NBN could be improved, revealing security issues resulting from the connection of ATMs to the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus enterprise plans to evolve for NBN

Optus has lifted the curtain on its National Broadband Network plans for enterprise by announcing Optus Evolve voice and data services over the NBN.

Source: Computerworld

NBN roadmap shows FTTN still nine months away

The company rolling out Australia National Broadband Network has released a colourful 'Integrated Product Roadmap', showing planned developments until 2016.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 2/10/2014

Labor warns of new NBN 'tax' on home buyers

The Australian Opposition is calling for the government to ensure that new premises will not have to pay for a connection onto the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

CCC slams Turnbull's NBN reviews

Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Consumers worse off in final NBN Vertigan recommendations

The company running the national broadband network should stop charging the same wholesale amount so all Australians can access high-speed broadband, according to the final part of the Abbott government's NBN cost-benefit analysis into the project.

Source: SMH

Telstra warns of phishers targeting 700MHz spectrum trial

Criminals are attempting to trick Telstra customers into handing over personal details through phishing emails targeting Telstra's trials of new 700MHz spectrum.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACMA pulls up 12 telcos on consumer rules compliance

Twelve Australian telcos have been served directions notices by the ACMA for failing to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code lodgement scheme.

Source: ZDNet Australia

No break-up of NBN Co - yet: Turnbull

The government has indicated in its initial response to the third Vertigan panel report, which was released last night and includes an assessment of competition settings for the telco market, that it has no short-term plans to break up NBN Co.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 1/10/2014

NBN Co's multi-technolgy mix products set for 2015

NBN Co's updated product road map released today outlines plans to introduce fibre-to-the-basement and fibre-to-the-node commercial products in 2015.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ASIO can now snoop on the entire internet

Only three MPs opposed the first tranche of national security legislation.

Source: PC Authority

Parliament passes law to let ASIO tap entire internet

The Government’s effort to expand the legislative power of the Australia's spy agency, including the breadth of computers it can access under a single warrant, has been passed by the federal parliament despite heated debate in the lower house today.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet, Dodo breach consumer billing rules

Internet service providers iiNet and Dodo have copped formal warnings from the Australian Communications and Media Authority for dropping the ball on consumer rights in regards to billing users.

Source: iTnews Australia


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