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Monday, 18th August 2014

The strange history of protecting internet cables from sharks

PC Authority

Feisty fish may like to have a little nibble, but real damage is more mundane.

Big increase in regional Australians online


From the city to the bush more and more Australians are going online and they are using the Internet more frequently. Smart phones have helped.

Turnbull optimistic on NBN pricing


Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australian taxpayers will not have to pay for Telstra's copper to get NBN into their homes. It may be a little early to celebrate.

Friday, 15th August 2014

Foxtel slashes price of streaming movie service Presto

ZDNet Australia

Foxtel's streaming movie service Presto will drop in price from AU$19.99 to AU$9.99 from Sunday.

Regional Australians close internet gap with mobile: ACMA

ZDNet Australia

Mobile internet uptake is closing the gap between overall internet usage rates between Australia's regional and metropolitan populations, according to new research by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Telstra shares hit 12 year high


Telstra shares closed at $5.56 yesterday, on the back of solid financial results and a positive outlook. They were last that high in 2002.

Thursday, 14th August 2014

Telstra chases Internet of Things for mobile growth

ZDNet Australia

Telstra will look to grow its already massive mobile customer base through adding devices, rather than individuals.

Optus profits up despite continued revenue fall

ZDNet Australia

Singtel's Australian operation has reported a jump in profit to $AU597 million for the quarter to June 30, as revenue continued on its downward trajectory.

Telstra hits 16 million mobile users, reports $4.3bn profit

iTnews Australia

Australia's largest telco Telstra today reported a 14.6 percent jump in net profit to $4.3 billion and an increase of 937,000 mobile customers, which pushed its total mobile base to 16 million for the full year to June 30.

Data retention 'not a significant issue' for Telstra

iTnews Australia

Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra is not concerned about proposed legislation which would require communications providers to store user metadata for up to two years, the telco's chief executive said today.

Government says 'no thanks' to NBN committee recommendations


The federal government has issued a formal response to the set of recommendations contained in in the interim report of the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

Telstra announces $4.3 billion full-year profit

ABC News

Telstra has beaten expectations, with its full-year profit surging almost 15 per cent to $4.3 billion.

Global internet outages caused by routing table spike

iTnews Australia

Internet connectivity issues this week which saw many sites become unreachable were caused by a sudden spike in announcements of traffic routes between networks, which in turn pushed core routers over their default limits.

Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Coding error sends Exetel users rejection notices

iTnews Australia

Several thousand customers of Australian internet service provider Exetel received emails on Monday advising them their service had been rejected after a coding error resulted in faulty notices being sent out.

Ex NBN Co directors, CEO hit out at KordaMentha review

iTnews Australia

Nine former NBN Co board members and ex-CEO Mike Quigley have dismissed a Government-commissioned report by KordaMentha into corporate governance at NBN Co, which found the previous board "lacked the right mix of skills".

NBN fibre to the world: Singapore

ZDNet Australia

Once a nation has universal fibre to the premises internet access, the question becomes, what's next?

iiNet launches Parallels-based Bulletin Messenger


iiNet announced a partnership with Bulletin to provide Bulletin Messenger to its home, small office, medium business, corporate and government customers.

Amcom Telecommunications earns record profit from recurring revenue


Amcom Telecommunications’ profit amounted to $22.4 million in fiscal 2014 an eight per cent increase over the previous financial year.

Tuesday, 12th August 2014

Canberra public Wi-Fi network to power smart parking


Smart parking, lighting and waste management could soon be coming to Canberra, according to the ACT government official leading the city’s digital city initiative.

Retailers told to speed test for NBN fibre to the node

ZDNet Australia

It will be up to retailers to ensure they aren't misleading customers on FttN speeds, with NBN Co planning to offer retailers speed testing tools for premises connected via fibre to the node.


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