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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Telstra shows off 5G video call, 5G hub in Sydney

Telstra has demonstrated a 5G to 5G video call and also what it claims is the world's first connection of a 5G mid-band commercial device during a presentation in Sydney.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Optus to retire Vividwireless

Optus is set to close Vividwireless, one of Australia’s earliest wireless internet operators, in April 2019.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government backs USG delivery via NBN and Telstra

The Universal Service Guarantee will be best delivered by NBN for broadband, and Telstra for voice services, the Australian government has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

TPG board avoids second strike and spill

TPG looks to have avoided a second strike and the threat of a board spill after 94 percent of proxy votes were cast in favour of its remuneration report.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC hauls Activ8me to court

Following a AU$12,600 penalty earlier this year, Activ8me is again facing legal action from the ACCC for its allegedly misleading advertisements over the cost of its NBN services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Backhaul competition better but regulation still needed, ACCC finds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is of a mind to continue to regulate the backhaul market in some parts of the country, but a draft decision released today by the ACCC would end regulation in 137 metro and 27 regional areas.

Source: Computerworld

Encryption bill: CA chief wants 'dangerous loophole' plugged

The Federal Government must act to plug a "dangerous loophole" in its encryption bill before it is passed by Parliament before the end of Thursday, the chief executive of the lobby group Communications Alliance, John Stanton, has said.

Source: iTWire

NBN Co is a victim of its own success: Telco review

The NBN Co has become a “victim of its own success” in regional Australia due to unprecedented demand for data, an inquiry has found.

Source: ARN

NBN and government should co-fund tech choice program: Regional telco review

The regional telecommunications independent review committee has recommended that NBN be clearer about tech upgrades, look into satellite and fixed-wireless issues, and increase data allowances.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co should be paying some costs for area switches

NBN Co should co-invest in area switches in regional and remote Australia so more go ahead and defray its own future upgrade costs for the fixed wireless and satellite networks.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG faces allegations of misleading customers over plan prepayments

Telecommunications services provider TPG Telecom is facing allegations in the Federal Court by Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, that it engaged in misleading conduct about a $20 "pre-payment" made by consumers, and including unfair pre-payment contract terms in some of the its plans.

Source: iTWire

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