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Monday, 11 December 2017

AFP's foreign metadata disclosures dip

The Australian Federal Police disclosed the telecommunications metadata of 13 people - including two Australian citizens - to foreign law enforcement agencies in the most recent financial year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus dumps billing for third-party content subscriptions

Optus will stop allowing third-party subscription services like mobile games to charge their fees to telecommunications bills from the end of January next year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus to compensate 8,700 customers for slow NBN speeds

The telco admits it is likely to have breached the Australian Consumer Law and will compensate 8,700 NBN customers who got less than they bargained for.

Source: ABC News

NBN Co moves to keep activations on track

NBN Co is set to employ new state-based managers to ensure the company doesn’t miss its service activation targets between now and 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 8 December 2017

Not prudent to have NBN line tests prior to service: Morrow

It would be impracticable to conduct line tests prior to Australians signing with a retailer to connect to the NBN, CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Mobile takes hold for Aussie internet explorers

ACMA report reveals that mobile phones are the most popular and frequently used device for internet access in the country.

Source: ARN

Data use in Australia explodes by 43% in past year: ACMA

The amount of data Australians are consuming has gone through the roof - rising by 43% in the past year, according to a new report tabled by the ACMA in the Federal Parliament today. We’re also using a more diverse range of devices, although the mobile phone is still the most popular and frequently used way to go online.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co eyes $500M revenue delay after HFC pause

​NBN Co could miss out on revenues of $50M and see a revenue delay of up to $500M thanks to its halted HFC network rollout.

Source: ARN

NBN HFC delay will hit small ISPs more: claim

The delay announced by NBN Co in allowing consumers to connect to the national broadband network from the HFC network is likely to hit small and new entrants into the field of retail service providers.

Source: iTWire

Greens claim NBN experience is 'overwhelmingly negative'

Connecting to the national broadband network has been an overwhelmingly negative experience for consumers, the Australian Greens NBN spokesman Senator Jordon Steele-John claims.

Source: iTWire

Optus reveals actual NBN speed stats

Optus is the first large NBN retail service provider to start publishing actual download speeds experienced by a subset of users between 7pm and 11pm in line with a ‘best practice’ measure proposed by the ACCC.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN CVC pricing likely to discount 50Mbps speeds: MyRepublic

With NBN's decision on CVC pricing due any day now, RSP MyRepublic has said it is anticipating the broadband company will discount the 50Mbps speed tier in an effort to encourage higher speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Aussie Broadband to reveal its NBN CVC allocations

Aussie Broadband is set to publish detail about the amount of connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) it has allocated per NBN point of interconnect (PoI).

Source: iTnews Australia

Amnet shifts services to iPrimus in Vocus consolidation

Customers are being asked to switch to new plans with iPrimus as sales wind down under the Amnet Broadband brand.

Source: ARN

Telstra doubles quota and expands roaming data pass

Telstra users can now enjoy international data in Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Laos, and Sri Lanka.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus says Aussie internet traffic will go west

Vocus has predicted that the split of international traffic routing via Australia’s east and west coasts will be 50-50 “in around 18 months”.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC says it won’t oppose Fox Sports, Foxtel merger

The competition regulator, the ACCC, says a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel won’t substantially lessen competition in the market and has now given it the final green light.

Source: iTWire

Prospect of IP-based blocking to fight piracy raised in court

Internet service providers could potentially have to block IP addresses linked to illicit streaming services, the Federal Court heard today, unless a website block requested by Village Roadshow is implemented swiftly.

Source: Computerworld