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Monday, 24 October 2016

NBN to launch FttDP without G.fast

Despite being described as a 'central component' of FttDP in NBN's recently commissioned Ovum report, ZDNet understands G.fast will not be immediately enabled for the 2018 FttDP launch.

Source: ZDNet Australia

$10,000 Is All It Costs To Bring Down The Internet

For just US$7500, you can buy access to a botnet of shitty, compromised Internet of Things gadgets that can break the ‘net. You’ve got to know where to look, who to pay, and what digital target to aim at, but still. $10,000 is cheap.

Source: Gizmodo

Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind massive DDoS attack

A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday.

Source: ARN

Friday, 21 October 2016

NBN Co reveals ambition to become IoT player

NBN Co has revealed it is looking beyond its government mandate to create an internet of things (IoT) business, connecting “non-premises infrastructure” like traffic lights and potentially offering wholesale compute and storage services.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co tells world broadband forum of need for faster rollout to meet deadlines

NBN Co chief network and operations officer JB Rousselot has told the Broadband World Forum in London that the company needs to move faster in rolling out the broadband network and activating premises.

Source: iTWire

Optus providing satellites for Early Warning Network

The developer of the Early Warning Network has signed a deal to provide remote communications across Australia using Optus' satellites and the SatSleeve+.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 20 October 2016

ACMA opens investigation into 5G mobile broadband spectrum

The ACMA is undertaking an initial investigation of the 1.5GHz and 3.6GHz spectrum bands for refarming to enable mobile broadband over future 5G networks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACMA starts discussion of spectrum re-farming for 5G

International plans for the early adoption of 3.6GHz for 5G services have led the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to bring forward public discussion of the use of this part of spectrum.

Source: iTWire

ABS apologises for AU$30m Census bungle, ISPs say IBM had standard DDoS protections disabled

Australian Statistician David Kalisch has told Senate Estimates the ABS incurred AU$30 million in remediation costs due to the Census night stuff-up.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Netflix Has More Customers Than Ever In Australia

Talk of a customer revolt has fizzled as Netflix’s growing stable of original content continues to win over new subscribers at home and abroad. It’s only 18 months since Netflix officially opened its doors in Australia but it’s already seen the demise of one local competitor in Presto, plus the foreign raider has forced Australia’s volatile Freeview consortium to finally build its long-promised cross-network streaming service which is set to launch in November.

Source: Gizmodo

Optus enhances 4G services across Canberra

Optus will boost its 4G services at more than 10 sites across Canberra to improve data coverage, download speeds and voice quality for its mobile customers.

Source: ARN

Basslink could unplug cable, warns Bryan Green

Tasmania's vital Basslink cable could be switched off if the company's finances do not improve, Opposition Leader Bryan Green says.

Source: ABC News