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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Metadata can't be used in civil lawsuits, Brandis rules

The federal government has decided to block civil litigants from being able to request access to data retained under the nation's data retention scheme for use in their lawsuits.

Source: iTnews Australia

'Get a VPN' as metadata retention scheme deadline arrives, experts say

Today was the deadline for internet providers to be compliant with Australia's metadata retention scheme. If you don't want the Government to be able to see your online activity, then you better get a virtual private network, digital rights advocates say.

Source: ABC News

Metadata capture begins but information not to be used for civil cases

The Federal Government will not allow civil litigants to access metadata stored by telecommunication companies after a backlash from lawyers and privacy advocates.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Telstra share price plummets after TPG's mobile move

Telstra's share price plunged more than 7 percent today on the news that a new rival is about to enter the mobile telecommunications market.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Watch: NBN, and subsequently, the Government, needs to own its network, now

While NBN spends countless amounts of money shaping its narrative – mainly by feeding stories about improvements to the mix (Did you hear FTTC is up to 1 million connections now?) and highlighting how technology is improving (2x Faster Speeds on Fixed Wireless!) – most of what you hear in the trenches and the media is about the carnage left in its wake. While countless NBN connections are likely being installed and set up without any problems, there are hundreds of thousands that are not.

Source: PC Authority

TPG to deploy $2bn mobile network

TPG is set to become Australia’s fourth mobile network operator with a $2 billion investment to cover 80 percent of Australia’s population.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG and Vodafone snap up last 700MHz spectrum

TPG and Vodafone have snapped up management rights for the 30 MHz worth of radio frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz band that was left unsold in 2013 auctions.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG to build own mobile network after $1.2b spectrum splurge

TPG will build its own mobile network in a move set to shake up the Australian telecommunication landscape, having paid the government $1.26 billion for a slice of the nation's 4G mobile spectrum.

Source: SMH

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NBN Congestion Is Forcing ISPs To Build Their Own Private Networks

The NBN is a complicated piece of technology -- the largest infrastructure project in Australian history. From its inception in 2007 as a mostly-fibre network to the multi-technology mix of 2017, it's evolved into a Byzantine mess both for customers to understand and for internet service providers to manage. The main pain point is congestion -- a lack of virtual capacity on the network that slows some connections to a crawl. It's bad enough that some smaller ISPs are provisioning their own networks rather than relying on existing backhaul from NBN and their own competitors.

Source: Gizmodo

NBN expands FttDP network to 1m premises; trials 10Gbps fibre with Nokia

NBN will expand its FttDP network to 1 million premises across the country, also announcing that speeds of around 10Gbps and all the way up to 102Gbps have been attained with Nokia during a trial of NG-PON2.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN should deliver wholesale mobile service: Vodafone

NBN should deliver a wholesale mobile service using its fixed-wireless towers, or alternatively allow easier collocation and share backhaul and spectrum with mobile providers, Vodafone has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Is the NBN heading towards a mobile iceberg?

The federal government needs to make urgent and drastic changes to the structure of the NBN or face having the bottom of the network cannibalised by mobile services, according to telco industry experts.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN considers roll-out of NG-PON2

NBN sees potential in NG-PON2 (Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2) as means to deliver on its future bandwidth and capacity requirements, the company’s CTO said today.

Source: Computerworld

nbn shakes up rollout mix, again

nbn is boosting its FttC footprint to one million premises, in yet another shake-up of its rollout technology mix.

Source: ARN

Monday, 10 April 2017

Telco body urges caution on NBN speed monitoring

Telecommunications industry body the Communications Alliance has urged caution over the broadband monitoring programme announced by the government last week.

Source: iTWire

SBS calls for unmetered access over NBN

SBS wants the government to unmeter access to on-demand content produced by Australia’s “national broadcasters” over the national broadband network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone worried that NBN will stunt 5G

Vodafone has raised concerns that prime 5G spectrum in Australia is parked with NBN Co and may need to be “withdrawn” to accommodate next-generation mobile services.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 7 April 2017

NBN cable rollout delayed as HFC 'false activations' leave homes offline for months

Ongoing NBN installation faults have delayed the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) rollout, while red tape has left hundreds of homes in broadband limbo for months – with relief finally on the way following Fairfax Media investigations.

Source: SMH

Qantas kicks off commercial in-flight Wi-Fi with speeds of around 7Mbps

Tests during Qantas' first on-board Wi-Fi flight have seen speeds of around 7.24Mbps download and 0.61Mbps upload on the day of its commercial launch across domestic flights in beta mode.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC to expose internet companies that lie about broadband speeds

The Federal Government announces it will spend $7 million to monitor NBN broadband speeds across the country.

Source: ABC News