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Thursday, 27th March 2014

ACMA warns Optus over billing


Optus has been formally warned by the ACMA for inaccurately billing hundreds of thousands of customers prior in 2011 and 2012.

Committee slams NBN strategic review; Coalition slams committee


An interim report of the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network issued yesterday has expressed "significant concerns with the accuracy and reliability" of the strategic review process that led to NBN Co adopting the multi-technology mix model for the network favoured by the Coalition.

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

NBN strategic review 'inaccurate, unreliable', says Senate committee

iTnews Australia

The Labor and Greens membership of the Senate Select Committee investigating the national broadband network has found NBN Co's "deficient" and "manipulated" strategic review failed to provide a sufficient basis for the adoption of an alternative deployment path for the rollout.

Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Turnbull pours $18.4m into NBN satellite service

iTnews Australia

The Federal Government will spend a further $18.4 million to increase capacity on its interim satellite service, after NBN Co stopped taking orders for the oversubscribed service in January this year.

NBN conference postponed: nothing worth talking about

ZDNet Australia

The NBN was for years such a hot-button topic that the country couldn't say enough about it. Yet as the Coalition government lets the current rollout coast, one conference organiser found there was nothing worth saying about it.

Coalition's biggest achievement: making the NBN boring

ZDNet Australia

Six months on, and there's so little excitement around the NBN that an industry conference was cancelled because there was nothing to discuss. Welcome to the Coalition's NBN: lowering expectations and rewriting history until the project is so unambitious and boring that we'd rather just watch the footy.

TPG's broadband growth hinged on bundles

ZDNet Australia

A rise in uptake of TPG's ADSL2+ bundles has helped offset a decline in the number of stand alone broadband customers for the ISP.

TPG's FTTB build enters construction mode

iTnews Australia

TPG has begun construction on a number of sites as part of its trial of fibre-to-the-basement technology, and revealed new detail about the metropolitan areas in line to receive services as it unveiled its half year results today.

NBN Co expands enterprise testing off-network

iTnews Australia

NBN Co will allow the owners or makers of copper-based equipment to test NBN compatibility themselves, a new option that doesn't involve bringing gear to an on-network NBN-owned test facility.

Monday, 24th March 2014

IIA shuts down

iTnews Australia

The Internet Industry Association has announced it will cease trading and transfer its operations to telecommunications industry body the Communications Alliance.

Price cuts, Wi-Fi touted as alternatives to roaming regulation

ZDNet Australia

Telstra has pointed to the price drops in roaming, and the availability of Wi-Fi as reasons why the Australian government should back away from plans to regulate mobile roaming charges.

ACCAN backs government to end global roaming rip-off


Peak telecommunications consumer body, The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), has endorsed the federal government’s bill to create a competitive global roaming market.

Treasury backs NBN funding cap

ZDNet Australia

Treasury has thrown its support behind the government capping off NBN Co investment at AU$29.5 billion, and opening up the network to infrastructure-based competition.

Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be


Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.    

Sunday, 23rd March 2014

NBN Co alarmed about alarms


Worried about what might happen when NBN fibre replaces copper phone lines in some areas, NBN Co has established a medical alarms register.

Friday, 21st March 2014

iiNet CFO Buckingham leading race to succeed founder Malone

ZDNet Australia

iiNet's acting CEO and chief financial officer David Buckingham is looking to be a likely replacement for Michael Malone who today resigned from his CEO position.

Review your phone and Internet plans, says ACCC


The ACCC is urging consumers to review their phone and internet plans following the tabling of its Annual Telecommunications Reports for 2012-13 in Parliament.

iiNet chief Malone quits

iTnews Australia

iiNet founder and chief executive Michael Malone has today resigned from his position, following a three-month sabbatical from the company.

NBN: Concern over medical alarms as copper switch-off approaches


NBN Co this morning launched a register to track personal medical alarms that may be affected by the switch-off of the copper network in areas where the National Broadband Network has been rolled out.

Vodafone 4G goes live in Tasmania


Vodafone has turned on its 4G (LTE) network in parts of Tasmania.


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