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Friday, 28/8/2015

Optus’ revised NBN deal gets the nod from ACCC

Optus and nbn Co. are free to complete a deal that will see the telco sell its hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) network after getting the green light from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: ARN

Facebook hits new record with one billion active users in a single day

Facebook hits a new benchmark in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity, with one billion people using the social network in a single day.

Source: ABC News

Stan reaches 300,000 subscribers, says Nine

Unlike Netflix and Presto, VOD service Stan has published subscriber numbers. It reaches nearly a million Australians, but is still losing money.

Source: iTWire

M2 hunting for a takeover following TPG’s iiNet deal

M2 Telecommunications chief executive Geoff Horth is on the prowl for potential acquisitions in both the telco and energy markets in the wake of TPG’s approved takeover of iiNet.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 27/8/2015

Piracy prevention vs. policing: Industry debates piracy code, website blocking

Despite wide-ranging agreement that content availability can reduce online copyright infringement, at the behest of the government, 'education' and punitive measures are continuing to be pushed amid unresolved debates on cost sharing.

Source: ZDNet Australia

​Vocus' acquisitions drive FY15 revenue growth

Vocus Communications' acquisitions of FX Networks and ASG's Bentley datacentre has helped increase the company's revenue by 62 percent for the 2015 financial year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG opens Layer 2 FTTB product for wholesale

TPG is now offering wholesale partners the opportunity to access its fibre-to-the-basement network through a Layer 2 product for $27 per month, as demanded by the government's carrier license conditions.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 26/8/2015

Secret NBN plan aims to help big brands like Woolworths and others sell internet access

NBN Co. is working on a secret plan to help retailers like Woolworths and other companies compete with phone companies to sell internet access.

Source: SMH

​iiNet pulls the plug on Fetch TV

iiNet's on-demand service TV with Fetch is no longer available for purchase on the company's website.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG forces iiNet to dump Fetch TV

After talks with Foxtel, TPG is forcing newly-acquired iiNet and its subsidiaries to abandon competing pay TV service Fetch TV.

Source: SMH

Tuesday, 25/8/2015

Australian government to overhaul spectrum laws

The Department of Communications has said it will go along with recommendations to revamp spectrum allocation and licensing laws in order to bring them in line with modern communications infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN October map update extending to three-year outlook

NBN CEO Bill Morrow said on Monday that the next update to the NBN rollout maps will increase information from 18 months to 36 months.

Source: ZDNet Australia

MyNetFone comes in with record profits

Integrated telecommunications software and network provider, MyNetFone, has recorded record profits for the 2015 full year to the end of June, with net profit rising to $7.2 million, a 24% increase on the previous year.

Source: iTWire

ACCC cuts call, SMS charges for telcos

The ACCC has made the final decision on how much telcos can charge each other for receiving calls and text messages on their networks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN’s new Corporate Plan exposes copper concerns

The NBN has released its long-awaited new Corporate Plan. It contains some troubling doubts about the state of Telstra’s copper network.

Source: iTWire

Australian Privacy Commissioner investigates Ashley Madison hack

Australia's Privacy Commissioner has opened an investigation into the breach of infidelity website Ashley Madison after hackers exposed the profiles of as many as 37 million customers.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra website pushes malvertising

Telstra's 'media content' home page has been infected with 'malvertising' which links to a malicious exploit kit.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 24/8/2015

NBN still not sure about the state of Telstra's copper

As NBN prepares for the commercial launch of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services on the National Broadband Network, the company's updated corporate plan reveals significant uncertainty remains about the state of Telstra's copper network.

Source: Computerworld

Cost blowout to push NBN past $41bn budget

NBN's construction costs will blow out past the $41 billion price tag previously forecast for the infrastructure project, the company revealed today.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN's next million

In FY16 NBN is aiming to have almost a million premises with active National Broadband Network services, NBN CEO Bill Morrow said this morning.

Source: Computerworld


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