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Mon, 25th Oct 2021

NEXTDC to build first NT data centre

NEXTDC is set to build its first data centre in the Northern Territory after purchasing a parcel of land in Darwin from the territory government.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra secures deal to buy largest telecommunications company in the Pacific with Canberra's support

The $2.1 billion deal to acquire and run Digicel Pacific will be largely funded by the Australian government, in a move widely seen as an attempt to counter China's influence in the region.

Source: ABC News

Telstra buying Digicel Pacific thanks to $1.3 billion in Commonwealth funds

Telstra announced on Monday morning it would be acquiring Digicel Pacific, ending months of speculation that a deal between the telco and the Australian government was in the works.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Alternatives: go wireless with 4G/5G home internet

Sick of the NBN? No problem. Try one of these 4G or 5G mobile broadband alternatives instead.

Source: WhistleOut

Fri, 22nd Oct 2021

Aussie Broadband confirms acquisition talks with Over the Wire

​Aussie Broadband has entered exclusive talks to acquire IT and telco services provider Over the Wire.

Source: ARN

Aussie Broadband in talks to buy Over The Wire

Aussie Broadband is in exclusive talks to buy Brisbane-based telecommunications and IT solutions provider Over The Wire.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 21st Oct 2021

Telstra customers impacted by prolonged prepaid system outage

Telstra is experiencing an extended outage of a system that handles activations and recharges for its prepaid services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Mon, 18th Oct 2021

Australia’s Superloop offloads Singapore assets

Australian fibre network operator Superloop has sold off select assets from its Singapore operation, along with its Hong Kong business, in a deal worth A$140 million.

Source: ARN

Mon, 11th Oct 2021

Australia mulls measures making social media giants responsible for defamatory postings

The Australian government is considering a range of measures that would make social media companies more responsible for defamatory material published on their platforms, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said on Sunday.

Source: iTnews Australia

Fri, 08th Oct 2021

Amazon's Twitch blames configuration error for data breach

Twitch, a live streaming e-sports platform owned by Amazon, on Wednesday blamed "an error" in server configuration change that might have allowed an alleged hacker to leak sensitive information.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thu, 07th Oct 2021

Twitch TV users advised to update keys after leak

Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch TV says it has reset all keys for streamers following the news of a leak of 125GB of data from the platform.

Source: iTWire

Telstra to top mobile service subscriptions rankings through to 2026

Telstra is forecast to hold onto its crown of having the most mobile services subscriptions from the end of the year through to 2026 due to its focus on 5G.

Source: ARN

Wed, 06th Oct 2021

Aussie Broadband completes successful Share Purchase Plan

Aussie Broadband has raised $20 million through a heavily oversubscribed Share Purchase Plan (SPP).

Source: iTWire

Massive data breach at Twitch.tv

Reports are emerging of a breach at Twitch.tv that suggest hackers captured EVERYTHING right up until Monday, perhaps Tuesday (US time) this week.

Source: iTWire

Wed, 29th Sep 2021

ACCC calls for curbs on Google’s ad tech dominance

The competition regulator wants more power to cut Google’s dominance in the advertising technology market, warning the tech giant has too much control over how ads are delivered on the internet

Source: SMH

Tue, 28th Sep 2021

Google dominance in Australian online advertising harms businesses and consumers, says regulator

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission calls for new rules to rein in Google, which dominates the country's online advertising market.

Source: ABC News

ACCC wants new powers to counter Google's ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants new powers to rein in Google and its dominance in the advertising technology ('ad tech') sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus finds wage underpayments spanning six years to March 2020

In March, Optus was found to have underpaid the superannuation entitlements of 3,600 present and past workers. At the time, the telco committed to undertaking a proactive review of all staff entitlements with the help of Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Source: ZDNet Australia