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Monday, 14th July 2014

NBN's $3 million man exceeds lowered expectations


It has been revealed that NBN Co's new CEO Bill Morrow is being paid around $3 million a year. The NBN is exceeding its targets - but they are artificially low.

iiNet names new CTO

iTnews Australia

iiNet has ended a seven-month search for a new chief technology officer following John Lindsay's January departure, luring the former operations head for Malaysian telco Maxis to the role.

Vocus signs Vodafone NZ for two more years


Vocus Communications has renewed its IP transit contract with Vodafone New Zealand.

Friday, 11th July 2014

NBN ready for service at 658,000 premises: NBN Co


NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has offered a rosy take on the state of the National Broadband Network.

NBN Co chief, Bill Morrow, grilled at Senate Select Committee


NBN Co chief executive, Bill Morrow, has brushed off claims his staff aided in politicising the rollout of the NBN during questioning from Senator Stephen Conroy at the Senate Select Committee.

NBN Co boasts rollout stats ahead of marathon committee hearing

ZDNet Australia

Ahead of an all-day Senate Select Committee hearing, NBN Co has said that it has beat its revised forecast for premises ready for service on the fibre network as of the end of June.

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.


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