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Friday, 30 November 2018

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

ATO may get direct telco metadata and bank data access

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) could be allowed to directly access telecommunications metadata and other records such as those held by banks under a proposal aired by Treasury late last week.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC extends declaration of Telstra's fixed line services

The ACCC has extended the declaration of six Telstra fixed line telecommunications services to 30 June 2024.

Source: ARN

NBN Co signs strategic deal with Cisco

NBN Co has announced a new strategic deal with networking giant Cisco focused on joint education and engagement activities targeted at Australian SMBs.

Source: ARN

Friday, 23 November 2018

NBN supplier Tandem at centre of $400m class action vows to defend case

Tandem, the telecommunications contracting company and NBN supplier targeted by a $400 million class action launched by Shine Lawyers, has vowed to defend the case saying it is “extremely confident” about the legality of its subcontracting arrangements.

Source: iTnews Australia

$400m sham contracting class action rocks NBN supplier, telco sector

Australia’s telecommunications sector has been left reeling by a bombshell potential $400 million class action launched by the Australian arm of Erin Brokovich’s Shine Lawyers against alleged sham contracting arrangements at communications services heavyweight Tandem, formerly known as Infrastructure Services Group Management (IGSM).

Source: iTnews Australia

Small NBN providers cannot compete on price: claim

Small NBN retail service providers will have to compete on quality of service, not price, if they want to stay in business, given the way the industry is structured, the head of a small ISP claims.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 22 November 2018

ACCC wants to expand NBN speed guidance to fixed-wireless

The ACCC is consulting on a proposal to extend its NBN speed guidance to fixed-wireless services so that consumers are notified of how cell congestion, line of sight, and distance from towers could impact their service.

Source: ZDNet Australia

New anti-pirate laws may block VPNs, Pinterest warns telco group

A group representing the telecommunications industry has warned that the government’s proposed expansion of Australia’s anti-piracy site-blocking laws could lead to “overblocking” and potentially limit access to virtual private networks (VPNs) and other legitimate online services.

Source: Computerworld

Victims of 'sham contracting' launch one of the biggest class actions in Australia

Allegations of sham contracting are at the centre of an "unprecedented" class action involving thousands of subcontractors working for ISGM, a workforce management company which supplies staff for Telstra, Foxtel and NBN Co.

Source: ABC News