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Tuesday, 2/6/2015


Hong Kong exposes Australia’s high-speed internet hype

Australia is miles behind Hong Kong when it comes to internet speeds and even areas lucky enough to get full fibre have premises where consumers get little more than ADSL2 speeds.

Source: The Australian


Thousands of Telstra customers left without mobile service in Sydney

Telstra apologises to thousands of customers who were unable to use their phones for calls or internet in Sydney overnight after a technical problem caused an outage.

Source: ABC News


Monday, 1/6/2015


NBN joins in think tank looking at the future of IoT

NBN the company has joined the executive council of the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think Tank as the group readies itself for a key decision-setting workshop looking at strategies for the development of the IoT in Australia.

Source: iTWire


Vodafone opens career opportunities for graduates

The opportunity for 20 career-minded graduates to secure a permanent job at Vodafone is up for grabs with the telco today opening applications for its 2016 graduate program.

Source: iTWire


No limits: Report rejects calls to rein in website-blocking power

A report by parliament's Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications has rejected calls for limits to be imposed on the use of the Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 to block access to online services.

Source: Computerworld


Australian agencies should retain site-blocking powers: Committee

Despite one agency blocking access to over 1,000 sites by mistake, an Australian parliamentary committee has recommended that government agencies should continue to have the power to compel ISPs to block certain websites.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Friday, 29/5/2015


ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction

The federal government will offer key 1800MHz spectrum in regional Australia to interested buyers in a move that will provide a boost to regional 4G services.

Source: iTnews Australia


Government moves to boost mobile broadband spectrum

More spectrum will be made available in the 1800MHz band for mobile broadband services, the government said today.

Source: Computerworld


Apple co-founder criticises data retention laws

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hits out at the Federal Government's "unethical" data retention laws, urging Australia not to go down the same route as the United States.

Source: ABC News


Telstra deploys Hadoop to pre-empt network issues

Telstra has deployed a predictive analytics system that uses its operational data to help identify network issues before they occur.

Source: iTnews Australia


Change is the only constant at iiNet

iiNet's Matthew Toohey is trialling IBM's Watson - between preparing for an acquisition and making sure Netflix doesn't swamp the network.

Source: iTnews Australia


Apple co-founder Wozniak opposes data retention law

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak yesterday added his voice to those opposing the federal government’s metadata retention law.

Source: The Australian


Thursday, 28/5/2015


Government hopes to pass site-blocking legislation next month

Attorney-General George Brandis is hoping the government can push through parliament before the end of June proposed legislation that will force ISPs to block sites linked to online piracy.

Source: Computerworld


ISPs, rights holders continue negotiations over anti-piracy code costs

Although an industry code that will create a new anti-piracy warning notice scheme has been submitted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority by ISPs, registration of the code, which will allow the ACMA to enforce it, remains stalled.

Source: Computerworld


Woolworths becomes Telstra reseller

Supermarket giant Woolworths has signed a deal with Telstra to become a wholesale provider of the telco's 3G mobile network.

Source: iTnews Australia


Telstra signs Woolworths to wholesale agreement

Telstra has signed a wholesale supply agreement with Woolworths.

Source: ARN


Triple treat as IP traffic heads up and up

Internet Protocol (IP) traffic around the world is expected to triple to reach a record 2 zettabytes by 2019, with market growth coming predominantly from increasing mobile access and demand for video services.

Source: iTWire


The rise and rise of the Telstra brand

Telstra has joined the ranks of the world’s top 100 most valuable brands for the first time this year with a brand value of $12.7 billion.

Source: iTWire


Wednesday, 27/5/2015


NBN charges for new houses on the way

Developers and retail service providers will now be forced to pay hundreds of dollars to be connected to the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN on target for 1 million premises passed

The company formerly known as NBN Co has said it is on target for AU$150 million in telco revenues and premises serviceable passing 1 million at the end of this financial year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

 

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