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Friday, 11th July 2014

Slow progress in Turnbullistan

iTnews Australia

The release of the latest NBN Co weekly progress report provides the first opportunity to assess progress under the company's new management and with its new mission.

SBS celebrates World Cup streaming success

iTnews Australia

SBS’s Matt Costain says he is absolutely confident the network’s popular World Cup app will make it through the critical final games of the tournament without relinquishing its flawless uptime record.

Thursday, 10th July 2014

World Cup demand on mobile shows data costs too much: SBS


Australians who exceeded their mobile data caps during this year's World Cup should blame their telcos for providing restrictive limits, according to broadcaster SBS.

iiNet joins web giants to condemn secret TPP talks

iTnews Australia

Australian internet service provider iiNet has joined a list of 100 global businesses, including some of the world’s largest web companies, to condemn provisions proposed in the secretive trans-pacific partnership (TPP) they say will significantly constrain legitimate online activity and innovation.

NBN FTTN's power bill: $89m a year?


The Coalition government's decision to switch the fixed line element of the National Broadband Network from being primarily fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) to a mix of technologies, notably fibre-to-the-node for brownfields premises, has not been without its critics.

Alcatel-Lucent hits 10 Gbps over copper


Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, says it has set a new broadband speed record of 10 Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines.

Wednesday, 9th July 2014

APX-West and APX-Central slated to land at NextDC's P1


NextDC's Perth data centre, P1, will be the landing station for the APX-West and APX-Central cables under a plan unveiled today by SubPartners.

Vodafone marks the end of Crazy John's


Iconic Australian mobile phone retailer, Crazy John's, will cease to exist on September 30 after more than 23 years of business.

Netgear X6 is the world's first AC3200 router

APC Magazine

As the successor to last-year's well-received Nighthawk R7000,The new Netgear X6-R8000 is a router that comes with a pretty high pedigree.

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

'Voluntary' oversight for Australian agencies blocking sites

ZDNet Australia

Australian government agencies are under no obligation to inform the Department of Communications when they ask ISPs to block websites, despite controversy over the practice.

Turnbull announces Triple Zero review


Australians in emergency situations could soon be using Triple Zero in a whole way, with Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing a review into the system and how it could be better used to take advantage of modern mobile technologies.

Telstra pumps millions of dollars into Adelaide Oval


Australia's biggest telco Telstra has unveiled plans to turn Adelaide Oval into one of the country's most technically advanced connected stadiums, through a boost in mobile capacity and a 'Telstra Plaza' upgrade.

Monday, 7th July 2014

How the Australian government can block sites without 'filtering'

ZDNet Australia

If the Australian government is so concerned about websites "radicalising" young Muslims, but wants to avoid another internet filter controversy, we are returning to the unresolved tensions surrounding Section 313 notices.

NBN announcement cost AAPT $1 billion: ex-CEO

ZDNet Australia

Paul Broad, the former CEO of AAPT and fierce Labor NBN critic has claimed that the project cost his former company AU$1 billion.

YouTube naming and shaming 'slow' ISPs


Google-owned video sharing service YouTube has followed fellow video service Netflix and is now publicly naming and ISPs, including Australian providers, who are guilty of providing slow download speeds.

Choice lauds NZ ISP's anti-geo-blocking service


Australian consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed an announcement by New Zealand Internet service provider Slingshot of a service that makes it easier to access overseas streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer.

Police scoop up data on thousands in mobile phone 'tower dumps' to track down criminals


Australian federal and state police are ordering phone providers to hand over personal information about thousands of mobile phone users, whether they are targets of an investigation or not.

Friday, 4th July 2014

Dodo and iPrimus lead M2 customer growth

ZDNet Australia

M2 CEO Geoff Horth has said that the organic growth of 70,000 broadband subscribers in the last financial year dispels the myth that the company will only grow through acquisitions.

M2 grows broadband, slows mobile decline


M2 Group has added more than 50,000 new customers for its telecom services despite a decline in its mobile business.

Thursday, 3rd July 2014

Teens big users of mobile Internet - but online less than adults


The number of Australia teenagers accessed the Internet with their mobile phones has trebled over the last four years.


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