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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on encryption laws

New powers to allow police and intelligence agencies to intercept encrypted messages sent between terror suspects are expected to pass the Federal Parliament this week.

Source: ABC News

TPG caught in the ACCC firing line for misleading customers

The ACCC is seeking compensation for TPG Internet customers that have been caught up in its misleading conduct in relation to unfair prepayment consumer contract terms. ​

Source: ARN

TPG's $20 'prepayment' for extras lands it in hot water

TPG is set to face federal court proceedings over a $20 “prepayment” it takes from customers to cover costs incurred - but not included - in telecommunications plans, such as overseas calls.

Source: iTnews Australia

'Far too early to write the obituary for fixed broadband' as Telstra unveils 5G mobile plans

The focus of Telstra investor day this year is its new 5G mobile network. Sure it's fast, but will phone users notice the difference and will it be quick enough to drive people away from the NBN?

Source: ABC News

Defence turns on billion-dollar Telstra comms network

After years of delay and more than $1.3 billion, the Department of Defence is finally approaching the end of its tumultuous fixed telecommunications network replacement project with Telstra.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 3 December 2018

ACMA kicks off Scam Technology Project

The ACMA is looking into how to implement new networking technologies to prevent scam calls from coming through to Australians.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia’s diplomats at odds with crypto bill

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has said it “is pleased to endorse” international movements for a stable cyber environment free from state interference - a position which appears to put it at odds with some provisions of the government's Assistance and Access Bill.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 30 November 2018

Vertiv chosen to build Sunshine Coast subsea cable landing station

Vertiv has won the tender to design and build the cable landing station for the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable, which will connect to the Japan-Guam-Australia subsea system.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull's 'laws of mathematics' statement is still alive

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's comment about the laws of mathematics, in the lead-up to the drafting of the government's encryption bill, has not been forgotten, with one technology executive referring to it on Friday.

Source: iTWire

Chunk of Aussie Broadband goes on sale ahead of IPO

Investors have been offered a stake in booming ISP Aussie Broadband ahead of its expected IPO.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co's node cabinets turned into things of beauty

NBN Co’s large green node cabinets are being turned into canvases for local art and photography, with over 100 so far either receiving - or in line to receive - the ‘wrap’ treatment.

Source: iTnews Australia

Thursday, 29 November 2018

NBN Co puts first G.fast capable kerbside kit in the ground

NBN Co is starting to deploy “trial” distribution point units built by Nokia in its fibre-to-the-curb footprint that have VDSL2 and G.fast modes, though it has “no immediate plans” to switch on the G.fast capability.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co puts gigabit-capable gear in the ground for FTTC

NBN Co revealed this morning that it had deployed the first G-fast-capable distribution point units (DPUs) as part of its roll out of fibre to the curb (FTTC).

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Piracy site-block expansion to search engines passes Parliament

It will be easier to block mirror sites under the amendment, with online search engines also now included.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NT calls for NBN to use existing fibre to deliver better broadband

The Northern Territory government is pushing for 39 communities to be connected to the National Broadband Network using existing optical fibre rather than NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: Computerworld

Fast broadband boosts female entrepreneurship, says NBN Co

Fast-broadband connectivity is contributing to a boom in female entrepreneurship and giving women more flexibility to choose where and how they work, according to a new research report just released.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

PNG upholds deal with Huawei to lay internet cable, derides counter-offer

Papua New Guinea will uphold its agreement with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to build its internet infrastructure, a PNG government minister said on Monday, dismissing offers from Western countries to take on the work.

Source: Computerworld

Site blocking expansion waved through committee

An expansion of site blocking laws to target cyberlockers, search engines and mirror sites has cleared a fortnight-long senate committee inquiry.

Source: iTnews Australia

Senate committee defends piracy site-block expansion

The piracy site-block expansion should be passed by Parliament, a Senate committee has recommended.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 26 November 2018

ACCC to continue regulating Telstra copper as NBN rollout completes

Telstra's ULLS, LSS, WLR, LCS, FOAS, and FTAS fixed-line services will continue being regulated for the next five years to ensure certainty during the end of the NBN rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia