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Thursday, 13th March 2014

New bosses for Telstra's media and networks groups


Telstra has expanded its executive committee with the appointment of Mark Buckman and Mike Wright as managing directors of its media and marketing, and networks groups, respectively.

Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Telstra loses case against ACCC, Vocus Communications and iiNet subsidiaries


Telstra (ASX: TLS) has lost its Federal Court case against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and iiNet (ASX: IIN) subsidiaries over an exchange and underground duct access pricing increase dispute.

Conroy wants answers on NBN Co leak


Former communications minister Stephen Conroy wants NBN Co to track down anonymous staffers who attacked him in the media.

TPG rollout threatens NBN financial health: Ziggy Switkowski


The national broadband network's bottom line could be severely impacted by competition from existing fibre-to-the-basement internet providers, NBN Co's chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski told a senate hearing on Wednesday.    

NBN Co mulls fibre to the apartment

iTnews Australia

NBN Co has outlined plans to run fibre networks to individual units in apartment blocks, in an effort to combat the potentially "severe" impact of the fibre-to-the-basement efforts of TPG and Telstra.

NBN starts high rise trials in Melbourne

ZDNet Australia

The first high rise apartments have been connected to the national broadband network using the cheaper, multi-technology approach taken by the Coalition government.

NBN Co snares four telcos for Melbourne pilot


NBN Co has signed four telcos to take part in a Fibre-to-the-Building pilot in Melbourne.

Toowoomba transmission trial touches terabit/s

iTnews Australia

A transmission trial using a 1,066 kilometre fibre-optic ring on NBN Co's transit network reached one terabit per second speeds, the network builder and its equipment vendor Coriant said yesterday.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014

Telstra breaches privacy of thousands of customers


Telstra has been found to have broken the law when it breached the privacy of 15,775 customers between February 2012 and May 2013.    

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.


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