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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Telstra taps half of Australia’s NBN wholesale access services

​Telstra claims almost half of Australia’s NBN wholesale access services in Australia, according to the latest quarterly report on the network by the country’s competition watchdog.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Vodafone Australia and Nokia announce mobile edge computing prototype

Vodafone and Nokia are looking to 4G-powered mobile edge computing to improve public safety through network function virtualisation applications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 31 October 2016

Telstra eyes entry into drone market

Telstra is planning to expand its use of drones both internally and as part of “viable products and services” for external sale.

Source: iTnews Australia

What's New On Netflix, Stan And Foxtel Anytime For November

From Ash Vs Evil Dead, to The Wire and Gilmore Girls -- here's just a taste of what Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Anytime are streaming for the month of November.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 28 October 2016

Vodafone complaints climb higher than Telstra's

Vodafone has attributed its sudden jump in consumer complaints to the Ombudsman on 'administrative matters', although it experienced an outage this quarter.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull pins Census outage on IBM, again

​Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has once again taken IBM to task over its role in the 2016 Census website outage.

Source: ARN

Complaints increase for Vodafone, amaysim and Pivotel

Vodafone, amaysim, and Pivotel look like chumps in the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s (TIO) latest assessment of complaints per services in operation (SIO).

Source: ARN

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Dyn DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.

Source: ARN

Hanson backs call for Hawaiki Cable extension to Norfolk Island

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has called on the Australian government to back the extension of the Hawaiki Cable to Norfolk Island.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

ISPs facilitate piracy and should have to pay: Rights holders

The final day of the piracy site-blocking hearing saw the music studios argue that ISPs are sufficiently proximate to the infringement of copyright to have to bear legal and compliance costs.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC seeks feedback on mobile roaming row

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given telecommunications providers, consumers and lobby groups, one month to state their case for or against domestic mobile roaming.

Source: ARN

Vocus completes AU$861m acquisition of Nextgen Networks

Vocus is now the owner of Nextgen Networks, as well as two subsea cable systems, expanding its fibre network by tens of thousands of kilometres across Australia.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Department of Communications reviews ACCAN funding

The NBN rollout among other changes in the telco industry has sparked the government to review its funding of ACCAN for consumer representation and research.

Source: ZDNet Australia

IBM apologises over census 2016 outage

IBM's managing director fronts a Senate committee to apologise "unreservedly" for this year's 40-hour census outage, but admits nobody has been sacked or disciplined.

Source: ABC News

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