Broadband News - Page 7


Monday, 16th June 2014


Melbourne city train tunnels get mobile coverage

ZDNet Australia

Melbourne follows Sydney in securing mobile covering in its city loop train tunnels.


Next NBN rollout areas announced

iTWire

NBN Co has announced a further 44,709 homes and businesses around the country are in line for fibre or fixed wireless connections.


Friday, 13th June 2014


Police investigating cut Telstra cables

iTnews Australia

Tasmanian police are investigating how vandals managed to cut Telstra cables in three locations in one suburb on Wednesday night, causing significant disruption to the local network.


Telstra renews Service Stream wireless construction contract

ARN

Telstra has renewed its wireless construction contract with NBN contractor, Service Stream, in a two-year extension.


Thursday, 12th June 2014


Telstra's Foxtel bundles threaten net neutrality: ACCAN

ZDNet Australia

As more content is streamed online, and Foxtel locks up exclusive rights to that content, Telstra's bundles and unmetered streaming of Foxtel represents a threat to net neutrality, according to the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.


NBN Co and Internode connect first South Australian fixed wireless service

ARN

NBN Co has connected its first fixed wireless service in South Australia as part of a rollout in the Coorong region.


NBN Co renews Service Stream field services delivery contract

iTnews Australia

Service Stream has won its second contract renewal for work on the national broadband network in a month, today announcing a two-year extension to its existing field services delivery contract across five states and territories.


Spirit Telecom launches 200 Mbps residential service

iTWire

Melbourne voice and data carrier Spirit Telecom has made 'up to' 200 Mbps Internet available to residents of the new Triptych apartments in Melbourne's Southbank.


Wednesday, 11th June 2014


Popularity of public Wi-Fi complicates mobile security

Computerworld

Research released earlier this year by analyst firm Telsyte revealed that despite the growth of smartphones and tablets in Australia, the mobile data market had seemingly plateaued.


Hollywood case against Dotcom on hold

ARN

A civil case taken by six Hollywood studios against Kim Dotcom has been put on hold.


Vodafone Australia class action stalls

ZDNet Australia

A class action lawsuit against Vodafone Australia that was being pushed by a litigation funding firm on behalf of "tens of thousands" of ex-customers has yet to reach the courts after more than 10 months.


Tuesday, 10th June 2014


iiNet urges consumers to lobby govt on piracy changes

iTnews Australia

Internet service provider iiNet has urged its customers to petition against the Australian Government's proposed changes to copyright legislation.


Equinix's Sydney datacentre picked for Hawaiki trans-pacific submarine cable

ARN

Equinix's third Sydney International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre, SY3, has been selected as Hawaiki Cable Limited’s landing station in Australia, and will serve as a prime interconnection point.


Friday, 6th June 2014


Vodafone granted governments direct access to its networks for surveillance

ARN

Vodafone has granted governments direct access to its networks in several countries, allowing them to listen to all conversations on those networks, the company said Friday.


iiNet Budii Lite wants to be your new modem

APC Magazine

iiNet is simplifying the bundled router option for customers with the launch of its new Budii Lite device.


A third of NBN not working, figures reveal

SMH

About 118,000 homes and businesses that should be connected to the national broadband network can’t use the service because of defective fibre connections.


ACCC's broadband monitoring plans put on ice

iTnews Australia

An attempt by the consumer watchdog to introduce performance monitoring of fixed broadband services looks unlikely to get up, despite the ACCC releasing a position paper outlining the details of the proposed program.


Thursday, 5th June 2014


Armidale to pay for NBN fibre extension to airport

ZDNet Australia

Armidale council has voted to spend up to AU$250,000 extending the fibre network in the town out to the airport and the new industrial land development using existing sewer trenches.


Telstra builds monster mobile exchange

iTnews Australia

Telstra is building its biggest mobile exchange on wheels (MEOW) in response to a review of its emergency connectivity strategy in the wake of the 2012 fire at its Warrnambool exchange.


NBN Co "stabilising" the rollout process: Greg Adcock

ARN

NBN Co is letting Australians know earlier when the National Broadband Network is coming as it attempts to stabilise the troubled rollout.


 

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