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Thursday, 5/3/2015

Govt report pins Australia's future on technology, but ignores NBN

Technology and innovation will be at the centre of Australia's continued productivity over the next 40 years, according to the Treasury Department's latest Intergenerational Report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

5G talk heats up, but launch still far off

The 5G hype machine hit a fever pitch this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but wireless services based on the still-to-be-formalised wireless standard are not expected to launch in any markets until 2020 at the earliest.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra joins 4G broadcast group

Telstra is one of the few vendors to join a new group of telco vendors, mobile operators, content providers and device manufacturers to share best practices in LTE Broadcast.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 4/3/2015

Bipartisan support sees Senate pass online anti-bullying laws

The Australian government's proposed legislation to establish a children's e-safety commissioner in a bid to help combat online bullying has passed the Senate.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia's online retail sales slow to AU$16.6b year on year

Unlike last December, when the total Australian online retail sales index reached 11.9 percent year on year, the total online retail sales index for January 2015 was more subdued, due to a slowdown in domestic sales.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co fibre-on-demand product due this month

By the end of March, NBN Co will launch its fibre co-contribution and fibre-on-demand products, Senator Mitch Fifield has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Abbott wants data-retention law passed this week

​Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott wants the government's proposed mandatory data-retention scheme passed into law this week.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Data retention: 'A couple of issues which do require more work' says Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten today told journalists there were some issues with the government's proposed data retention legislation but none of them "are too hard to work out".

Source: Computerworld

European group wants 5G to be 100x faster than 4G

5G should go 100 times faster than 4G, connect 1,000 times as many devices and carry 1,000 times as much traffic in a given area, a European Commission group says.

Source: ARN

Telstra leads tech advances by taking risk: Thodey

Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the incumbent has maintained its leadership position in mobile technology advances through risk-taking, and putting its investments on the line.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to release own brand ‘Cash by Optus’ smartphone

Optus has used the Mobile World Congress to announce a planned extension to its Cash by Optus mobile payments system which includes a credit card on a smartphone.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 3/3/2015

Telstra resells Presto, unmeters it on Telstra/Foxtel fixed broadband

Hey Presto, just like that, Telstra has become a Presto reseller in a move which comes as no surprise given Telstra’s 50% ownership of Presto’s parent, Foxtel.

Source: iTWire

iiNet flicks broadband quotas with quota-free Netflix

iiNet meets Netflix to flick off pesky broadband usage quotas from day one of Netflix’s Australia/NZ launch on 24 March 2015.

Source: iTWire

Govt to adopt all changes to data retention bill

A national data retention scheme is expected to be passed into law after the federal government announced it would adopt all the recommendations made for the bill by a joint Liberal and Labor committee.

Source: iTnews Australia

Data retention: Government agrees to detail data set in legislation

The government has agreed to set out in its data retention bill exactly what customer data telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers will need to store.

Source: Computerworld

iiNet hit with $204,000 ACCC fine

The nation’s largest independent ISP, iiNet, has been forced to pay $204,000 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its advertising of its naked broadband plans.

Source: ARN

Netflix switches on Australia 24 March

Long awaited online video service, Netflix will finally be available in Australia and New Zealand this month. The popular online service will begin streaming in ANZ on 24 March, the company announced today.

Source: iTWire

NBN completes 3.5 GHz wireless trial

NBN Co, Ericsson and NetComm have completed a trial of 3.5 GHz wireless radio coverage and fixed-wireless service performance.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 2/3/2015

Quickflix losses deepen as Netflix Australia launch looms

​Quickflix has reported deepening losses, with a first-half net loss of AU$8.6 million for the six months ending December 2014, as the launch date for Netflix Australia closes in.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus records 480 Mbps download speeds to single user device

Optus has achieved download speeds of 480 megabits per second (Mbps) to a single user device.

Source: ARN


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