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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Morrison flags new laws to stop social media platforms being 'weaponised'

Scott Morrison is foreshadowing tough new criminal laws to crack down on social media companies which fail to quickly remove footage like that streamed by the gunman in the New Zealand massacre.

Source: Computerworld

Apple enters video streaming, updates news, game and payment apps

Apple lifted the curtain on Monday on a television and movie streaming service that will allow users of its 1.4 billion gadgets worldwide to stream television shows and movies, both Apple originals and those from other creators, in a first step to challenge streaming video leaders Netflix and Amazon.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 25 March 2019

CA wants stronger, enforceable protections for telecoms consumers

The telecommunications industry lobby group, Communications Alliance, has told the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) it wants stronger, enforceable protections for Australia’s telecommunications consumers.

Source: iTWire

Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone fail to provide information to consumers with disability

According to an ACCAN research project, telcos failed to provide information about products catered for consumers with disability when reasonably required 50 percent of the time.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Comms authority warns Australian telcos over disability information failures

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have been warned for failing to provide disabled consumers with adequate guidance about suitable products and services.

Source: ARN

NBN Co warns against scammers impersonating its staff

NBN Co, the firm rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has warned customers not to be taken in scammers who try to impersonate its officials.

Source: iTWire

Optus stopping Braille bills, looking for alternatives

Singtel Optus will stop issuing bills in Braille to visually-impaired customers as it is moving to a new billing platform, the telco says.

Source: iTWire

EU to drop threat of Huawei ban but wants 5G risks monitored: sources

The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore US calls to ban Huawei, four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 22 March 2019

Telstra wins rights to Belong trademark after court case

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has prevailed in a Federal Court trademark case against an energy firm known as Belong Energy which was founded late in 2018.

Source: iTWire

MNF Group sells fixed line residential broadband customer base

Sydney-headquartered MNF Group has entered into an asset sale agreement that will see the publicly-listed company sell its fixed line residential broadband customer base to Southern Phone.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 21 March 2019

NBN Co's on-time connections slip to 84 percent

NBN Co is likely to face fresh questions over new installations after revealing it meets agreed timeframes only 84 percent of the time, compared to 97 percent of the time just four months ago.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG-Vodafone merger decision set for May

May 9 will see the ACCC’s draft decision be finally handed down on whether TPG and Vodafone will be allowed to merge.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC sets 9 May as decision day for TPG-Vodafone merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will hand down its final decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia on 9 May.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Netflix claims 11m Australian users, as pay TV/subscription TV market growth soars

Netflix says nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay TV or subscription TV, up 11.8% on a year ago, with the increase driven by Netflix as well as other SVOD services including Stan, YouTube Premium and Amazon Prime Video.

Source: iTWire

Telstra turns on 10,000th mobile network site

Telstra has turned on its 10,000th mobile network site, throwing the switch on a 5G site in the regional Australian city of Toowoomba.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone temporarily block websites after Christchurch attack

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have instituted temporary ISP-level blocks on websites hosting footage of last Friday’s Christchurch attacks.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG takes a $150M hit to profit after mobile network halt

TPG Telecom has closed the first half of 2019 with $46.9 million in net profit after tax, down 76.4 per cent or $151.2 million less than the previous corresponding year.

Source: ARN

TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has announced a reported net profit after tax of $46.9 million for the first half of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended on 31 January, a drop of 76.4% from $198.6 million, year on year.

Source: iTWire

Slow internet speeds no roadblock for top-flight Australian gamer

Ashley 'Trill' Powell has overcome slow and patchy internet coverage in Broome to become one of e-sports' biggest athletes in Overwatch.

Source: ABC News

Monday, 18 March 2019

Telstra and Optus secure round four mobile blackspot sites

Telstra and Optus are set to build out 180 new base stations under the fourth round of the government’s mobile blackspots program.

Source: iTnews Australia