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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Telstra chair Catherine Livingstone steps down

Telstra's long-serving chair is being replaced by John Mullen ahead of taking up her role as UTS chancellor.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Labor pledges fibre NBN for Tasmanian west coast if elected

'Labor will make it happen,' Jason Clare has said in regards to the west coast of Tasmania receiving fibre NBN connections.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN confirms no one has purchased an area switch

While few individuals are choosing to upgrade their NBN connection to full fibre, even fewer councils and corporate bodies are going with an upgrade from NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra, Visionstream extend exchange maintenance deal for $350m

Telstra has agreed to a five-year deal with Visionstream that will see the infrastructure services company continue to maintain over 40,000 exchange and network assets across Australia.

Source: iTnews Australia

Labor promises fibre nbn network for N-W Tassie, but cops a blast from government

Labor’s announcement that it plans to construct a fibre-optic network in north-west Tasmania, if elected, to deliver National Broadband Network services to the area has been lambasted by the federal government as an ‘unfunded’ misuse of government business funds.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Basslink lays 1355m of new subsea cable

Basslink has completed the first stage of repairs to its damaged Bass Strait cable by laying 1355 metres of new cable on the seabed.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australia's Own Streaming Service, Quickflix, Is Going Under

Since late 2011, Quickflix has been a quiet performer in Australia’s increasingly crowded subscription video on demand market, with an all-you-can-stream video option as well as rentals of TV and movies alike. Long before that, it was a DVD mailing rental service, founded back in 2002. Today is another big bump in the road for Quickflix, though, and it may well be the last: the company has been placed into voluntary administration and might be dismantled.

Source: Gizmodo

Quickflix enters voluntary administration after Stan negotiations fail

Unsuccessful negotiations with rival streaming service Stan over its AU$11.7 million worth of redeemable preference shares have led to Quickflix entering voluntary administration.

Source: ZDNet Australia

iiNet founder joins NBN board

Michael Malone, the founder of Internet service provider iiNet, has joined the board of NBN as a director, the federal government has announced.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 25 April 2016

Quarterly telco complaints up, but yearly improvement continues

Telco complaints as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) increased 29% from January to March this year, but dropped by 13.8% compared to the same three month period in 2015.

Source: iTWire

Sunday, 24 April 2016

NBN switching on FTTN in South Australia

The first National Broadband Network fibre to the node (FTTN) services have been switched-on in South Australia, with residents of the Adelaide southern suburb of St Marys the first in the state to benefit from the faster broadband.

Source: iTWire

Friday, 22 April 2016

Michael Malone joins NBN board

iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has replaced former colleague Simon Hackett on the board of NBN.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Rethink: Why We Need 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' Right Now

Ever since the Coalition government came into power and declared it will use the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN), experts and vocal technology-conscious citizens have been up in arms about it. But the argument against FTTN has been mounting for years. Faced with overwhelming evidence and new technology alternatives, the Government can no longer ignore that their NBN vision is short-sighted. They need to act now instead of dooming us to an archaic broadband network just to save face. Here are four reasons why fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) needs to be adopted for the NBN.

Source: Gizmodo

NBN receives 576 complaints monthly about FttX trenching

Almost 20 people each day complain about NBN digging up driveways and nature strips when installing its FttX network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN tech choice program delivers just three FttP connections in a year

Only three fibre-on-demand connections have been made since the option launched in March last year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Turnbull calls for more openness surrounding data breaches

As part of a new culture of 'cyber-openness', the government is calling on the private sector to be more open about data breaches.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull sets the scene for a 'Stop the Bytes' election

The PM released Australia's Cyber Security Strategy on Thursday morning. Media reports focused on the 'revelation' of our cyber attack capabilities, but that's just a well-crafted political distraction.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone, RAI, Barnaby Joyce combine on regional telco report

Vodafone and Regional Australia Institute have said telcos, government, business, and local communities must work together to bring reliable and fast internet access to regional areas.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC sets ‘significantly lower’ prices for transmission services

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a final decision on regulated prices for the declared Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) FAD which sees prices significantly lower than those set previously.

Source: iTWire

12 Netflix Originals That Will Be Streaming With HDR Video

Netflix is starting to roll out a new technology that vastly improves the colours you see in its shows and movies. It’s called “HDR,” which stands for “high dynamic range,” a term that is most common in photography. Here’s the shows you can watch with HDR enabled.

Source: Gizmodo