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Tuesday, 1st July 2014

Botched Telstra upgrade downs Cabcharge network

iTnews Australia

Taxi passengers across Australia were forced to pay their fares in cash or with old-fashioned credit card facilities after a Telstra network outage took Cabcharge EFTPOS terminals offline this morning.

NZ govt takes anchor tenancy on Hawaiki cable

iTnews Australia

The New Zealand government today announced it has signed up for capacity on the trans-Pacific Hawaiki data communications cable, and will become an anchor tenant once the link is constructed.

Only 15 per cent of eligible households take up NBN wireless


NBN Co fixed wireless is now available to more than 100,000 premises, with the National Broadband Network wholesaler citing the rise in wireless coverage as evidence of progress in the NBN's rollout.

Monday, 30th June 2014

Vocus in talks to buy NZ backbone provider FX Networks

iTnews Australia

Stock exchange-listed telco and internet provider Vocus is said to be eyeing New Zealand national backbone operator FX Networks, in a deal worth over NZ$100 million (A$94 million), according to sources close to the discussions.

Australian mobile phone market down


The Australian mobile phone market is still healthy, but as it reaches saturation point the days of massive growth are over.

Friday, 27th June 2014

Melbourne NBN fibre to the node trial stalled on power deal

ZDNet Australia

As Telstra begins planning and design work for a fibre to the node trial in New South Wales and Queensland, the Victorian trial remains stalled.

Australia climbs average Internet connection speed world rankings


Australia has jumped up the world rankings of average internet connection speeds with a yearly increase of 39 per cent.

NBN, Telstra under pressure to complete the real deal

iTnews Australia

Telstra and NBN Co still have a very long way to go to strike a deal that will enable what remains of Australia’s national broadband network to access Telstra's copper network.

No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss


As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in Asia-Pacific.

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Dick Smith wins Vodafone post-paid, eyes up Telstra and Optus


Dick Smith has entered the direct post-paid mobile market through a new partnership with Vodafone, and has confirmed it is holding talks with both Telstra and Optus.

Turnbull to announce Telstra-NBN copper deal

ZDNet Australia

Telstra and NBN Co are believed to have signed an AU$150 million deal to rent copper for a fibre to the node rollout to 200,000 premises in New South Wales and Queensland.

NBN Co inks $150m Telstra FTTN deal

iTnews Australia

Telstra has won a $150 million deal with NBN Co for the Government's pilot of fibre-to-the-node technology in regional areas across Queensland and NSW.

NBN analysis 'like foxes reviewing the hen house': Clare

ZDNet Australia

Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Australian airlines to offer uninterrupted mobile device use

iTnews Australia

Australia’s air safety regulator has concluded it is no longer unsafe for mobile phones and tablet computers to be switched on during take-off and landing.

ACCC powers over Foxtel's content monopoly limited

ZDNet Australia

Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam has said the Australian competition watchdog should intervene and break Foxtel's stranglehold over shows like Game of Thrones, but the ACCC has indicated its powers are limited.

Vodafone, Optus demand fair competition

ZDNet Australia

Vodafone and Optus have both submitted their responses to the Competition Policy Review outlining that Telstra's market dominance is impeding on their shot to increase any market power in the telco sector.

SA Government and Internode gifts Adelaide free public Wi-Fi


More than 30,000 people in Adelaide will now have access to free public Wi-Fi after the South Australian Government launched a new network with Internode.

Tuesday, 24th June 2014

More data for many Internode customers


ISP Internode has increased the data quotas on several of its Easy Broadband, Easy Bundle, Easy Naked and Easy Reach plans.

Vodafone customers live up 'truly unlimited' data weekend


Customers of Australia's third biggest telco Vodafone may have been left without service for a few hours on Thursday but that didn't stop them taking advantage of a weekend of 'truly unlimited' data this past weekend, breaking a data record in the process.

New global P2P data sharing network promises to restore Internet privacy


Respect Network has opened public registration for what it deems will be the world's first global network for trusted private peer-to-peer (P2P) data sharing in a bid to restore privacy on the Internet.


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