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Tuesday, 5th August 2014

Turnbull audit finds Labor's NBN 'rushed, chaotic'

iTnews Australia

A Coalition-commissioned audit of the conception of the national broadband network has found the policy formation was “rushed, chaotic and inadequate”, and recommended future projects worth more than $1 billion be subject to a cost-benefit analysis that is published in full.

Development of NBN policy rushed and chaotic, review finds

ABC News

An independent audit, commissioned by the Federal Government, has found the policy's formation was flawed and NBN Co was not fit for purpsoe.

Monday, 4th August 2014

ACCC floats new rules to monitor NBN competition

iTnews Australia

Australia's competition watchdog has proposed a new set of rules which would require NBN Co to store details of different NBN access services, including take-up and retail service provider market share, for 12 months to allow it to monitor how competition develops across the network.

Government vague, divided on copyright crackdown: Dreyfus

ZDNet Australia

Proposals to crack down on online copyright infringement are vague and Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull appear divided on the schemes, according to Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.

Copyright holders - it's your problem, says Turnbull


Malcom Turnbull says  it is up to copyright holders to "sue mums and dads" who download pirated content. But that's not quite what the rights holders want.

ACCC wants cheaper mobile phone calls


The ACCC is conducting an inquiry into the pricing of mobile phone calls that go to a different network.

Friday, 1st August 2014

ACCC pushes for cheaper mobile calls and texts

iTnews Australia

Australia's competition watchdog has put forward a number of proposals to cut the cost of mobile phone calls and text messages in order to bring them in line with international equivalents.

An internet of bins: Networking Splendour in the Grass

ZDNet Australia

Building a large temporary network in the middle of a remote field for a music festival presents some unique challenges to the Splendour in the Grass organisers.

ACCC revises mobile terminating access service prices


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has put mobile terminating access service (MTAS) pricing up for discussion to promote competition between telecommunications providers.

Rights owners must sue mum and dad copyright infringers: Turnbull

ZDNet Australia

Copyright holders must be prepared to sue mums and dads and students for copyright infringement in order for any deterrence scheme to be effective, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned.

Thursday, 31st July 2014

World Cup sets records for Akamai


Content delivery specialist Akamai says the recently-concluded FIFA World Cup set a new record for live sports events and contributed to the highest-ever total traffic peak.

Piracy is theft but content owners need to up their game: Turnbull

ZDNet Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said online copyright infringement needs to be deterred in Australia, but has said content owners should pay for any notification system and ensure their content is available in a timely and affordable manner.

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Attorney-General seeks public input on anti-piracy law changes


Attorney-General George Brandis and communications minister Malcolm Turnbull have opened a public consultation on changes to the enforcement of copyright law.

Ericsson Australia wins four-year NBN Co contract


NBN Co has handed Ericsson Australia a four year contract to deliver fixed wireless and satellite services to premises across regional Australia.

NBN Co plans cut on controversial capacity charge

ZDNet Australia

NBN Co has flagged it is planning to cut its controversial connectivity virtual circuit charge by 12.5 percent in October, amongst other proposals to change the company's pricing model.

Data retention scheme would lead to surveillance tax on consumers, say telcos


Internet users could pay up to $100 a year extra if the federal government implements a scheme requiring telecommunications companies to store customer phone and internet data for two years, according to one of the country’s largest internet service providers.

TV finally losing its heated battle with the Internet


The seemingly inevitable is finally upon us - Internet use has almost taken over from TV as our preferred source of entertainment, while reading news online has overtaken newspapers according to a new survey.

Australian mobile users switch to Aldi, Amaysim

ZDNet Australia

In a relatively saturated mobile market, Australian mobile resellers Amaysim and Aldi are picking up market share, according to the latest statistics.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Telstra retreat hands Vodafone Splendour mobile coverage win

ZDNet Australia

The mobile services of both Telstra and Optus were virtually unusable for the 30,000 pundits attending this year's Splendour in the Grass festival, while the underdog Vodafone performed best.

Vodafone announces big 4G push – in the city


Vodafone says it aims to reach 95% of Australia’s metropolitan population with its 4G network by end of 2014.


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