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Thursday, 12th June 2014

NBN Co and Internode connect first South Australian fixed wireless service


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Optus fires first shot in data war


It was only ever going to be a matter of time before either Vodafone or Optus became sufficiently fed up with losing customers to Telstra that they would start a price-based war. And the battleground had to be data.

ACCC agrees NBN speeds may be misleading


In response to a question from Stephen Conroy, the head of the ACCC Rod Sims has said in a Senate committee hearing that NBN Co's advertised speeds may be misleading.

Wednesday, 4th June 2014

Proposed NBN FttN products may be misleading: ACCC

ZDNet Australia

NBN Co's proposal to retain the existing high-speed products for fibre to the node despite potential speed issues could be misleading, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

NBN Co appoints new chief technology officer

iTnews Australia

NBN Co has appointed two new executives to its ranks, including a new chief technology officer, after showing three of its top executives the door two months ago.

NBN Co recruits ex-News Limited CFO


Former News Limited chief financial officer Stephen Rue will join NBN Co's executive team, the government-owned company rolling out the National Broadband Network announced this morning.


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