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Thursday, 18/6/2015


VoiP attracts 5 million-plus Aussies, and growing

The take up of VoIP services in Australia has risen significantly over recent years, with more than 5 million adult Aussies now using a VoIP service.

Source: iTWire


Dallas Buyers Club wants to know torrenters' wage and download history

'Are you now, or have you ever been, a torrenter?' is just one question that Voltage Pictures is seeking to ask people alleged to have illicitly downloaded Dallas Buyers Club.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Greens call for delay of anti-piracy 'Internet filter'

The Australian Greens have called for Labor to support delaying a Senate debate on the government's anti-piracy bill.

Source: Computerworld


Dallas Buyers Club won't reveal how much pirates will pay

Dallas Buyers Club LLC will be forced to submit to the Federal Court the methodology it intends to use to determine how much alleged movie pirates will have to pay to fend off a potential copyright suit.

Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 17/6/2015


Optus considers future of 2G mobile services

Optus is reviewing the future of its 2G GSM mobile services after parent Singtel opted to shut down its Singapore 2G network.

Source: iTnews Australia


Piracy site-blocking Bill clears Australian House

Legislation that would see copyright holders able to have sites blocked with a Federal Court injunction is one step closer to becoming law.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Tuesday, 16/6/2015


Optus' three-part strategy to becoming a multimedia provider

Shield, expand, and capture will be the three initiatives that Optus will focus on to extend beyond being just a telecommunications company.

Source: ZDNet Australia


First NBN satellite to be launched in September

Commercial service from one of NBN Co's pair of Ka-band satellites is expected to begin next year, following a launch date set for September.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Thicker NBN aerial cables to face community opposition

The federal government is likely to face opposition over its proposal to increase the thickness of overhead cables erected as part of the national broadband network "to the size of your wrist" without requiring local or state planning approvals.

Source: iTnews Australia


Data retention: Govt preparing to issue guidelines for telco grants

The government has indicated that guidelines for the grants program designed to help telco’s implement their data retention obligations are on their way, but will offer scant details on the precise timing of the scheme.

Source: Computerworld


Turnbull announces ACMA shakeup

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a ‘review’ of the ACMA to ensure it remains ‘fit for purpose’ in an era of significant change.

Source: iTWire


iiNet releases TPG bid document to shareholders

Corporate regulator ASIC has registered the iiNet Scheme Booklet, which sets out the information shareholders need to evaluate the proposal from TPG to buy the company.

Source: iTWire


TPG's iiNet takeover edges closer to reality

TPG inched closer to attaining its hard-fought goal of buying out rival internet service provider iiNet yesterday, but it faces a nerve-wracking wait to learn the deal's regulatory fate.

Source: iTnews Australia


Monday, 15/6/2015


Telstra hits out at overcharging claims from Vodafone

Telstra has attributed its success to being able to attract customers willing to pay for its services at a premium, following a report by the Centre for International Economics accusing the telco of ripping off customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Amcom beats down TPG's attempts to block Vocus merger

Amcom Telecommunications shareholders have smacked down TPG's efforts to scuttle the company's merger with Vocus Communications in a mass turn out of support for the deal.

Source: iTnews Australia


CCC blasts Telstra’s price drag on economy: Vodafone/CIE report

Australia’s Competitive Carriers Coalition has wasted no time in blasting Telstra following the report of the CIE report via Vodafone showing a massive Telstra price premium.

Source: iTWire


Australia's internet hit hard by massive Malaysian route leak

A misconfiguration at Telekom Malaysia late last week caused large-scale routing issues which cascaded through providers in Oceania and elsewhere in the world, resulting in customers experiencing severe network problems.

Source: iTnews Australia


Amcom enters trading halt ahead of crucial merger vote

Telecommunications provider Amcom has entered a trading halt as it prepares for the result of a crucial shareholder vote on its proposed merger with fellow communications provider Vocus.

Source: iTnews Australia


Research shows Telstra customers pay $3.1bn premium

Telstra customers are paying a hefty premium on their monthly bills, with the premium for using the incumbent telco over other operators clocking in at $20 per month for fixed line services and $9 per month for mobile services, according to new research.

Source: The Australian


Friday, 12/6/2015


iiNet shareholders to meet in July on TPG bid

iiNet shareholders will meet on 27 July in Perth to decide whether to approve the takeover of the company by rival telco and ISP, TPG.

Source: iTWire

 

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