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Monday, 5 December 2016

NBN warned Switkowski column went beyond facts and showed favouritism

Department of Communications told NBN a draft article by its chair presented 'real risks to the company' prior to NBN's decision to push ahead with its publication.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Netflix hits 5.75 million Aussie subscribers, as take-up challenges Foxtel

Netflix has hit a high of 5.75 million subscribers to its video on demand service, despite the latest research revealing that over four in ten people with Netflix in the home watch less than three hours a week, including some subscribers viewing nothing at all.

Source: iTWire

Meet Telstra's new chief operations officer

Telstra has tempted a US-based executive from networking giant Juniper to cross the world and become its chief operations officer.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 2 December 2016

FttN overtakes brownfields FttP serviceable premises on NBN: Fifield

The Australian government claims to have kept its promise to speed up the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus misses out on spot in new whole-of-gov telco panel

Optus has missed out on being one of the initial line-up of telcos appointed to the federal government's new four-year, whole-of-government telecommunications services panel.

Source: iTnews Australia

What's New On Netflix, Stan And Foxtel Anytime In December

From Batman. Assault On Arkham!, to Doctor Who. The Husbands of River Song and Westworld -- here's just a taste of what Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Anytime are streaming for the month of December.

Source: Gizmodo

Procurement panel to help keep its govt’s Internet bill down

The federal government hopes that a new telecommunications procurement panel will help departments minimise the costs of a range of telco services including Internet access.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Netflix and chill set to become Netflix and fly

Streaming service Netflix announces a new download option to take your favourite shows on the road.

Source: ABC News

Australia follows New Zealand lead to carrier block remaining Note 7 handsets

Whether it be rugby, fibre networks, or preventing handsets prone to spontaneous combustion from connecting to mobile networks, New Zealand has beaten Australia to the punch once again.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra labels Vodafone a "freeloader"

Telstra has accused Vodafone of showing its “true colours” as an infrastructure “freeloader” as the war of words over a potential regulated opening of part of Telstra’s regional mobile network intensifies.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone wins mobile blackspot funds for only four towers

Vodafone has secured funding for just four base stations in the second round of the federal mobile blackspots program, as Optus reversed its first round fortunes.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN leaks: AFP won’t have access to documents seized in raid

The House of Representatives has upheld a claim of parliamentary privilege made by Labor MP Jason Clare in relation to documents seized by the Australian Federal Police in an August raid on the Department of Parliamentary Services.

Source: Computerworld

Optus and Telstra share $60 million funding for base station boost

Optus and Telstra are expanding their mobile coverage following the $60 million second round of Federal Government funding they received as part of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Vocus shares plunge by nearly a quarter

Vocus Communications lost nearly a quarter of its value on Tuesday with shares plunging to $4.35 down from a high of $9.19 in May.

Source: iTWire

ACCAN forms coalition to fight for USO reform, NBN and mobile coverage

A 'technology agnostic' USO, fairer access to NBN's satellite service, and a long-term mobile coverage program will improve rural connectivity, a coalition including ACCAN has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus Is Giving You Free Data (If You Put Ads On Your Lock Screen)

Ever been stuck without data? Everyone has. Cash running low? Happens to the best of us. Thought to yourself "if only I could use my phone's lock screen as an advertising platform, and get paid in data"? Er, maybe not. But now you can, if you want to.

Source: Gizmodo

Monday, 28 November 2016

AFP likely to be blocked from accessing seized NBN documents

The Australian Federal Police is unlikely to be able to access NBN Co documents it seized during a raid on Parliament House after a lower house committee said the documents were subject to parliamentary privilege.

Source: iTnews Australia

AFP NBN raid documents to be kept confidential

Documents confiscated during AFP's NBN raids on Jason Clare in August will remain confidential and under parliamentary privilege, and will be returned to the former shadow communications minister.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Reddit CEO admits trolling Trump supporters

Steve Huffman edited abusive posts from Trump fans on the social sharing site.

Source: PC Authority

Friday, 25 November 2016

Switkowski: 'I did not breach caretaker conventions' with NBN opinion piece

The opinion piece on the AFP raids was witnessed by NBN's board prior to publication, with NBN chair Switkowski holding firm that he did not breach caretaker conventions.

Source: ZDNet Australia