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Broadband News

Friday, 18 October 2019

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

Over 508,000 disclosures of metadata to law enforcement agencies for criminal law purposes under the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) occurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase from last year's 482,800, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 2018-19 annual report [PDF] has revealed.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 17 October 2019

NBN Co hits out against claims its enterprise business is 'inequitable'

NBN Co has hit back at criticism suggesting it “overreached” itself by going directly after business consumers with enterprise broadband deals.

Source: ARN

NBN Co downsizes wireless, satellite footprints by 130,000 'premises'

NBN Co has removed 130,449 non-existent “premises” from its fixed wireless and satellite footprints, the latest in a series of culls required as the company has cleaned up national address records it relies on.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co moves goalposts for broadband speed rankings

A report by NBN Co that redefines the metrics typically used to compare broadband speeds to other countries has ranked Australia 17 out of 37 countries.

Source: ARN

NBN rejects speed test reality for one of its own

What do you do if you are a national broadband wholesaler taking the heat for Australia consisting ranking poorly in global speed test surveys? Why, you pay AlphaBeta to come up with a new methodology to make you look better than you are.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on sale from October 24 with prices starting at $1,049

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now official, and cheaper than we expected.

Source: WhistleOut

Australian government introduces new telco regulations to fight phone scams

The federal government has announced new telco regulations in a move to prevent fraudsters from hijacking mobile numbers to access personal and financial information, and reduce phone scams.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Govt targets mobile number hijackers with tighter porting rules

Australian telcos will soon be subject to “strict new identification measures” designed to make it harder for bad actors to illegally port - and hijack - mobile numbers. 

Source: iTnews Australia

When Telstra shut down the Talking Clock, one man took the time to salvage it

A musician with a penchant for nostalgia and 1990s web design has recreated 'George' the Talking Clock, a service recently unplugged by Telstra after 66 years.

Source: ABC News