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Friday, 6 May 2016

Telstra argues against compliance costs for piracy website blocking

The cost of complying with court orders to block The Pirate Bay and other piracy websites -- which TPG put at AU$50 per DNS block, and M2 put at AU$800 maximum in total -- is being disputed by Telstra.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN announces AU$1.95b loss

NBN's revenue and assets have grown alongside its loss as the network's rollout picks up speed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Foxtel, Village and ISPs yet to agree on the cost of blocking pirate sites

TPG (including subsidiaries such as iiNet), Telstra, Optus and M2 have confirmed they don’t intend to oppose Federal Court applications by Foxtel and Village Roadshow that seek to have the ISPs block their customers access a collection of piracy-linked websites.

Source: Computerworld

nbn on track to meet its financial year plan: Bill Morrow

nbn has revealed its third quarter results, showing a total revenue $111 million, an increase of more than 158 per cent versus the previous corresponding period in fiscal year 2015.

Source: ARN

Mobile resellers granted three years mercy for roaming rules

Mobile network resellers have been declared exempt from international mobile roaming standards for another three years.

Source: CRN

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Over 150 data retention plans approved without finalised compensation model

Despite being legally bound to implement a warrantless data-retention scheme, the Australian Attorney-General's Department has maintained there is a 'spirit of cooperation' with industry.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus looks to lock in EPL fans with new bundles

Fans of the English Premier League (EPL) hoping for a more egalitarian delivery method for the world’s largest football competition are sure to be disappointed after Optus outlined its plans for the 2016/17 season.

Source: ARN

Optus faces backlash from Australian fans over English Premier League pricing options

Australian soccer fans have slammed Optus for its English Premier League packages, pricing and lack of availability to non-Optus customers, after the telco released its pricing plan on Wednesday.

Source: SMH

ACMA makes changes to mobile roaming standards

Mobile phone users travelling overseas now have the choice of opting out of receiving roaming usage alerts from telcos and their phone service providers now have more flexibility in the ways they offer customers the ability to decline mobile roaming services. 

Source: iTWire

How Optus Stole The English Premier League From Foxtel

The news many football fans feared was confirmed yesterday: you will have to sign up to Optus to watch the English Premier League from next season.

Source: Gizmodo

Consumer advocate hammers Optus' 'bungled' EPL pricing plan

The backlash to Optus' steep pricing plan for its Premier League coverage continues, with consumer advocate Choice suggesting flying to England to watch a game live may be a cheaper option for Australian fans.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

​Optus announces EPL mobile, broadband data streaming plans

Optus will be streaming the 2016/17 English Premier League season on selected plans starting at AU$15 per month.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA crackdown enforces Do Not Call Register compliance

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) continues a crackdown on companies breaching the Do Not Call Register Act, with a financial services company – Premium Financial Services – hit with a $34,000 infringement notice after telemarketing calls were made in breach of the Act.

Source: iTWire

MyNetFone's Sugo says govt Budget inaction threatens NBN, telco industry viability

Rene Sugo, CEO and co-founder of telecommunications and network provider MNF Group – owner of retail telco MyNetFone – has criticised the Federal Government for not taking the opportunity to write-off part of the nbn build in Tuesday’s budget.  

Source: iTWire

Online outrage as Optus releases Premier League pricing

Optus releases its pricing plan for its English Premier League coverage, prompting an online backlash from football fans in Australia.

Source: ABC News

Australian Federal Budget 2016: NBN still needs to raise money

What does Australia’s new federal Budget 2016 say about the NBN? Details within, with links to the documents so you can see for yourself.

Source: iTWire

The NBN Is Down To Its Final Year Of Public Funding

The government-owned company responsible for building the National Broadband Network receives its final piece of the initial allocation of its $29.5 billion in public funding in this year’s Budget, but any further cost over-runs might require more money from the taxpayer purse if private investment cannot be found.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The NBN is about to run out of money

The federal government's final injection of public money into the national broadband network will run out at the end of the 2016-17 financial year, budget papers reveal.

Source: iTnews Australia

Budget 2016: NBN approaches limit of government funding

Barring disaster, this year’s federal budget will mark the final government injection of capital into NBN, with $8.8 billion earmarked for the National Broadband Network rollout.

Source: Computerworld

nbn delivers broadband to Macquarie Island Antarctic Division

The national broadband network has now extended its reach to one of Australia’s most remote territories – Macquarie Island, deep in the Southern Ocean and the base for the Australian Antarctic Division.

Source: iTWire