Broadband News - Page 7

Monday, 10th March 2014

Vodafone takes fight to Telstra over regional mobile funding

ZDNet Australia

The battle over the Federal Government's AU$100 million funding for regional mobile coverage blackspots heats up.

Yet another NBN inquiry - this one's after Conroy's blood


Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced another NBN inquiry - the fifth - on how Labor planned it. What will it achieve?

Vandals break Basslink fibre cable

iTnews Australia

Vandals are being blamed for damaging a terrestrial fibre optic cable owned by Basslink Telecoms, resulting in almost 20 hours of internet connectivity problems for Tasmanian residents over the weekend.

Friday, 7th March 2014

Turnbull to audit the conception of Labor's NBN

iTnews Australia

The Coalition Government has announced it will conduct a four-month audit into the process by which the previous Labor government conceived of the national broadband network.

Telstra reveals volume of data requests from law enforcement

iTnews Australia

Telstra has released its first ever transparency report, taking the lead from the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook to detail the volume and nature of requests for customer data it receives from Australian law enforcement and regulators.

"NBN-ready" phone helps SMEs in cost war


Commander has launched its "NBN-ready" phone in a bid to help small to medium businesses in the war against costs.

Thursday, 6th March 2014

Telehealth could save "unsustainable" federal health budget, according to a white paper


A national strategy for Telehealth could save the federal government about $4 billion and help rein in an unsustainable health budget.

Cloud growth drives network upgrade at Brisbane ISP


Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.

Aldi gets wrist slap over 'unlimited' plans

ZDNet Australia

Aldi Mobile has been forced to rename one of its 'unlimited' prepaid mobile plans after the consumer watchdog accused the company of misleading customers.

Comms union backs Tasmanian pro-FTTP NBN bill


Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart's pro-fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) bill has been welcomed by the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU).

Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Labor tries to force NBN Co to keep Tasmanian fibre rolling

ZDNet Australia

Labor will introduce legislation into the Senate today aiming at forcing NBN Co to keep rolling out fibre to 200,000 Tasmanian premises.

Wholesale VoIP to create new revenue streams for Optus partners


Optus wholesale clients are now able to access voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

Telstra doubles Cyclone Dylan outage impact

iTnews Australia

Telstra has revised upward the number of damaged fixed line services in North Queensland to over 10,000 after a more complete assessment of the aftermath of January's Cyclone Dylan.

Telco industry questions ACCAN's role

ZDNet Australia

The Communications Alliance has asked the Australian government to review the telco-funded consumer lobby organisation ACCAN as part of its red tape reduction review.

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Optus, Vodafone call for repeal of roaming laws

iTnews Australia

Optus and Vodafone have called on the Australian Government to pull back regulation introduced less than a year ago that was designed to prevent overseas travellers incurring excessive roaming charges.

How Telstra plans its digital makeover

ZDNet Australia

Telstra's head of digital, Gerd Schenkel, plans to make dealing with Telstra online so appealing that customers will flock to it in droves.

Look past NBN for Australia's digital future: AIIA


Australia's peak ICT industry body is urging the federal government to look past the NBN when considering investment in Australia's digital future.

Monday, 3rd March 2014

Telstra adopts Qantas pitch on opening mobile network

ZDNet Australia

Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the foreign-owned mobile companies Optus and Vodafone could invest as much in their own networks as Telstra has.

Telstra to offer real-time billing, tracking of technicians

iTnews Australia

Telstra is set to launch a real-time view of customer billing and payments, as well as a new digital service for customers to track the schedule of a Telstra technician assigned to work at their premises.

Telstra to bolster digital customer interaction


Telstra is revising its product and services portfolio in a bid to become more digital on the customer interaction front.


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