Broadband News - Page 7
Monday, 10th March 2014
The battle over the Federal Government's AU$100 million funding for regional mobile coverage blackspots heats up.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced another NBN inquiry - the fifth - on how Labor planned it. What will it achieve?
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
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 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.
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
A national strategy for Telehealth could save the federal government about $4 billion and help rein in an unsustainable health budget.
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 Mobile has been forced to rename one of its 'unlimited' prepaid mobile plans after the consumer watchdog accused the company of misleading customers.
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 will introduce legislation into the Senate today aiming at forcing NBN Co to keep rolling out fibre to 200,000 Tasmanian premises.
Optus wholesale clients are now able to access voice over internet protocol (VoIP).
Telstra has revised upward the number of damaged fixed line services in North Queensland to over 10,000 after a more complete assessment of the aftermath of January's Cyclone Dylan.
The Communications Alliance has asked the Australian government to review the telco-funded consumer lobby organisation ACCAN as part of its red tape reduction review.
Tuesday, 4th March 2014
Optus and Vodafone have called on the Australian Government to pull back regulation introduced less than a year ago that was designed to prevent overseas travellers incurring excessive roaming charges.
Telstra's head of digital, Gerd Schenkel, plans to make dealing with Telstra online so appealing that customers will flock to it in droves.
Australia's peak ICT industry body is urging the federal government to look past the NBN when considering investment in Australia's digital future.
Monday, 3rd March 2014
Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the foreign-owned mobile companies Optus and Vodafone could invest as much in their own networks as Telstra has.
Telstra is set to launch a real-time view of customer billing and payments, as well as a new digital service for customers to track the schedule of a Telstra technician assigned to work at their premises.
Telstra is revising its product and services portfolio in a bid to become more digital on the customer interaction front.
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