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Thursday, 18 July 2019

'Australia can trust Huawei': executive says 5G mobile ban is the 'wrong decision'

One of Huawei's top global executives says the Federal Government got it wrong a year ago when it banned the Chinese telco giant from supplying equipment to Australia's new 5G mobile network.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

Peak data usage on its network now above 2Tbps, a 77% increase on June 2017 numbers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NSW Police smash fake telco technician scam syndicate

NSW Police has dismantled a Sydney-based syndicate whose members posed as telecoms technicians and convinced victims to enable remote access on their computers to fix a “security flaw in their internet”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN HFC field test hits 994Mbps download speeds

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has conducted a DOCSIS 3.1 test on a customer's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) line at Templestowe, Victoria that has clocked in at 994Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co hits gigabit HFC downloads with in-field DOCSIS 3.1 trial

NBN Co says it hit speeds of up to 994 megabits per second over a hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connection during an in-field trial of DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Source: Computerworld

Home Affairs could tap telcos for MAC and IP addresses, port numbers

The Department of Home Affairs has raised the prospect of forcing Australian telcos to capture an expanded range of user data including MAC addresses, IP addresses and port numbers under mandatory data retention laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Home Affairs floats making telcos retain MAC addresses and port numbers

Soon it might just be easier for Australia's telcos to keep a copy of every TCP or UDP header for the cops to poke through.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus fears storage cost blowout to retain 5G metadata

Optus is concerned its data storage costs could blow out if Australia’s data retention regime is not “reviewed and calibrated” to deal with the arrival of 5G networks.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus gained exemption to store metadata unencrypted

Optus has confessed it received an exemption to keep its legacy systems free from encryption when complying with Australia's data retention scheme.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone to refund customers over direct carrier billing charges

Vodafone has become the latest telco to offer refunds for their so-called ‘direct carrier billing’ service after customers were unknowingly charged for third-party apps and games.

Source: ARN