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Wednesday, 18/3/2015

Data retention – what will the Government pay?

Telco CEOs have asked Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis to disclose the cost of data retention, and how much the Government is prepared to pay.

Source: iTWire

'Dark web' keeps criminals out of reach of metadata retention laws

Criminals and terrorists are taking cover in a part of the web that can't be Googled. It's called the 'dark web', it's growing and Australia's data retention law will do nothing to help police track its most dangerous users, experts say.

Source: SMH

Telco complaints drop to eight year low

Telecommunications complaints are the lowest since 2007, according to figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).

Source: iTWire

Telstra expounds on 4G wholesale product

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) will have access to Telstra's 4G service by June next year, although they may not be able to provide full-speed downloads initially for their offerings.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor gives itself a good back-patting over data retention bill

Labor MPs used the first substantive parliamentary ‘debate’ on data retention to congratulate themselves on their hard work in ensuring that the government’s legislation will be passed.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 17/3/2015

Telstra set to provide 4G wholesale products by June 2016

Telstra has started putting in place the infrastructure and logistics work needed to provide its 4G service as a wholesale product to resellers by June next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Brandis to introduce site blocking legislation this week

The federal government plans to introduce legislation this week allowing content owners to apply for court orders to force internet service providers to block overseas file-sharing websites.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus wants NBN Co to take universal service from Telstra

Optus has argued that Telstra should relinquish its universal service obligations and the associated funding it receives to NBN Co.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Data retention change 'not necessary', says Brandis

Attorney-General George Brandis has said the government agreed to an unnecessary tweak to its data retention laws to ensure they pass parliament.

Source: ARN

Abbott agrees to data retention amendment

An uneasy compromise between the Government and the Opposition on protecting journalist’s sources may see the data retention Bill pass quickly.

Source: iTWire

Australian 4G speeds not improving

Australia mobile customers get some of the best 4G LTE coverage in the world but are receiving less than impressive data speeds, large-scale user research shows.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 16/3/2015

Telcos demand Commonwealth stump up for data retention

The CEOs of Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, iiNet, Macquarie Telecom, M2, and others have signed a letter demanding Australian Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull detail how much the government is willing to pay for the mandatory data-retention scheme.

Source: ZDNet Australia

How the AFP sold Abbott on mandatory data retention

Inside the Australian Federal Police's lobbying of Prime Minister Tony Abbott to pass mandatory data-retention legislation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra’s free tool to help manage kids’ screen time

Telstra has released a free cyber-safety tool that parents can use to set time-of-day limits on kids’ calls and mobile web use.

Source: iTWire

Government should delay data retention bill, Ludlam says

The government should delay debate on its proposed mandatory data retention legislation at least until a parliamentary committee has investigated its potential impact on journalism, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has argued.

Source: Computerworld

TPG swipes NBN city customers via rival Fibre-to-the-Basement network

Australian ISP, AusBBS, has started connecting customers to TPG's Fibre-to-the-Basement rival National Broadband Network product via its AAPT wholesale business.

Source: ARN

iiNet sale to TPG: what happens to the customer?

The sale of iiNet to TPG is being greeted by business people and analysts as though it is the equivalent of the second coming.

Source: iTWire

IPv6 laggards to face tough questions from investors

The head of North America’s regional internet naming authority has sent a global warning to ISPs that their IPv4 infrastructure will be redundant within five years.

Source: iTnews Australia

Saturday, 14/3/2015

TPG's iiNet buyout won't harm NBN: Turnbull

TPG's AU$1.4 billion acquisition of iiNet is 'what the market does', according to Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet to live on as a 'premium brand' for TPG

iiNet will live on as a "premium brand" if TPG's acquisition of the ISP goes ahead, TPG executives said at an investor briefing this morning.

Source: Computerworld


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