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Monday, 13/10/2014

Telstra pushes for seven percent wholesale price hike

Australia's largest telco Telstra has made its case for a 7.2 percent hike in wholesale charges across its fixed-line services, arguing that its costs will rise as a result of the churn of users off its network and onto the NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra makes case for wholesale price hike

Telstra has told the Australian and Competition and Consumer Commission that it should be allowed to raise its wholesale charges for fixed line services by 7.2 per cent.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra cries poor - NBN is hurting us!

It is almost impossible to believe. Telstra, the former government monopoly that has squeezed billions out of the NBN, with many more billions to come, is now complaining that it will have to raise prices – because of competition from the NBN.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 10/10/2014

Foreign fighters Bill gives ASIO more metadata, computer access

Australian Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Vivienne Thom has warned that the definition of 'security' in new legislation is so broad that allowing ASIO powers to access metadata and computers for security reasons can cover more than ever.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australian competition regulator warns of split issues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that splitting its regulatory functions into two entities could impact the regulation of telecommunications and the NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 9/10/2014

iiNet seeks answers on mandatory data-retention regime

In a public response to the private industry consultation on data retention, iiNet has asked the Attorney-General's Department to explain how a scheme would protect privacy and limit agency access to customer data.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra tests prioritised 4G 'lanes' for G20

In addition to rolling out a private network in Queensland for emergency services during G20, Telstra will also test out prioritised traffic on its commercial 4G network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCAN pushes for mobile app crackdown

Mobile app stores and developers could soon come under more scrutiny from consumer protection authorities.

Source: iTnews Australia

Data retention: iiNet slams 'mass surveillance'

Internet service provider iiNet has again condemned the government's proposed data retention scheme as "mass surveillance". In a response to a government consultation paper on the scheme, the ISP also takes issue with what it describes as ambiguity regarding the data that telcos would have to retain.

Source: Computerworld

Tim Berners-Lee says forget targeted advertising and let data be free

The founder of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, renews his call for open data, as long as there's rules around appropriate use.

Source: PC Authority

Wednesday, 8/10/2014

Optus chair sees BT's Openreach as model for Telstra split

Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called on members of the telecommunications industry to end the "crushing silence" surrounding the payments Telstra will receive for the national broadband network and the "huge" threat the cash poses to industry competition.

Source: iTnews Australia

Belkin says router outages should be resolved

Belkin said Tuesday afternoon it had fixed an issue that caused some of its Wi-Fi routers to disconnect from the Internet.

Source: Computerworld

Australia a nation of "iFamilies": NBN Co

Australia is now a nation of "iFamilies" with an insatiable appetite for online content, according to NBN chief customer officer, John Simon.

Source: ARN

iiNet in talks to resell TPG's fibre to the basement

iiNet is in talks to resell services on the network of its closest rival TPG.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Gigabit copper? Sckipio says yes

The first applied use of a transmission protocol that can theoretically reach gigabit speeds over standard home copper connections debuts today, with the release of Sckipio Technology's G.Fast chipset.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 7/10/2014

Optus expands 4G using new spectrum

Optus will use its new 700MHz and 2600MHz spectrum to bring 4G services to up to 200 new locations around the country over the next six months.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN change calls Telstra's separation into question

The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australians ease off broadband above 24Mbps: ABS

While Australians continue to download increasing amounts of data, the number of people using broadband quicker than 24Mbps has stalled, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra completes $1b share buyback

Telstra has bought back more than 217.4 million shares from shareholders in an AU$1 billion share buyback.

Source: ZDNet Australia

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


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