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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Vocus hires former Melbourne IT exec as CTO

Vocus has appointed a former Melbourne IT chief technology officer as its new CTO and is preparing to select the executive who will lead its new high-stakes transformation office.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra axing 1,400 Australian jobs

Telstra has confirmed 1,400 jobs will be cut within Australia, with the company expected to make a formal announcement after notifying staff later today.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Australian government is not interested in encryption backdoors: Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved to clarify the approach the government will take towards encrypted communications.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Sprint Telco Fined For Pretending To Be Telstra

Sprint Telco has been fined $10,800 by the ACCC for allegedly stating it was acting on behalf of Telstra, or with Telstra's approval, during a telemarketing call.

Source: Gizmodo

Melbourne Telco pays thousands over alleged Telstra tale

Sprint Telco pays $10,800 penalty after allegedly making false or misleading representations.

Source: ARN

Government moves to increase nbn build powers

The Govt is proposing legal changes that could substantially reduce land owners' ability to fight NBN installations on their property.

Source: ARN

Friday, 9 June 2017

NBN drives relaxation of 'low-impact' antenna laws

The government has quietly proposed the biggest shake-up of rules for mobile phone antenna installation in 20 years, with NBN Co behind several of the proposed changes.

Source: iTnews Australia

Kogan Is Offering NBN Next Year

As well as announcing an extension of its deal with Vodafone until 2022, Kogan revealed this week it will be offering NBN services as of next year.

Source: Gizmodo

Thursday, 8 June 2017

nbn shakes up top tier ranks in strategy shuffle

nbn has shaken up its executive ranks as it faces the next chapter in its evolution.

Source: ARN

NBN Co to turn around the customer runaround

NBN Co has revealed a multi-pronged strategy to address the runaround experienced by customers when trying to work out who is responsible for problems with their connection.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus Wholesale introduces Ethernet over NBN offering

Optus Wholesale has launched Ethernet over NBN access for its Evolve Internet and Evolve IPVPN service for wholesale customers.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Kogan to on-sell Vodafone's NBN services

Kogan is set to make its entry into the NBN fixed-line market next year through an expansion of an existing agreement with Vodafone Australia.

Source: iTnews Australia

Private equity firm makes $2.1B bid for Vocus

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co reveals plans to acquire Vocus Group, with the US-based private equity firm tabling a $2.1 billion buyout proposal.

Source: ARN

Kogan.com launching NBN services with Vodafone

Kogan.com has extended its mobile partnership with Vodafone out to 2022, adding fixed-line services across the NBN as of 2018 into the mix.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia 4G speeds average 33Mbps for 10th globally: OpenSignal

Australia's 4G speeds dropped two places over the half year down to 10th globally, while 4G availability fell to 19th place worldwide, according to OpenSignal.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

It is time for big internet to join terrorism fight: ALP

Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has called on Google, Facebook, and Twitter to do more on fighting terrorism.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co takes HFC up to 984 Mbps in lab trials

NBN Co has used a hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) test set-up in Melbourne to put DOCSIS 3.1 through its paces, hitting peak layer two downlink speeds of around 984 Mbps.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN hits gigabit speeds in HFC lab trial

NBN has achieved downstream speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second over a hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) connection in lab trials using the DOCSIS 3.1 standard.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 5 June 2017

Huawei Australia appoints former NBN security head as cybersecurity officer

Former head of security for NBN and Telecom New Zealand Malcolm Shore, who has also worked in NZ Defence security, has been appointed Huawei Australia's cybersecurity officer.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to pay out over data shortfall

‚ÄčOptus will refund customers following an ACCC investigation into concerns that it was providing less data than what it advertised.

Source: ARN