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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

How Labor and Telstra's NBN ambitions might merge

Labor wants a better national broadband network which needs to be more affordable if Labor's original vision is to be realised. Telstra could help.

Source: SMH

Monday, 31 December 2018

New Year's Eve 2018: Telstra predicts 91 million messages and 39 million calls

Telstra has predicted a new New Year's Even record for data usage on its mobile network, with 2300TB to be used.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 24 December 2018

Vocus eyes 5G to offset low-margin NBN business

Vocus has renegotiated its existing group-wide mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Optus to cover 5G services when they are brought to market.

Source: iTnews Australia

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Home Affairs cannot be bothered listing all agencies with access to metadata

With a disclosure notice or court order, government agencies otherwise exempted are able to tap Australia's metadata stores.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 21 December 2018

SpaceX wants to take Starlink broadband Australia-wide

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has urged Australian authorities not to constrain where the company might be able to offer its ambitious Starlink broadband service.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co reveals daily duration of slow fixed wireless speeds

NBN Co has published its first fixed wireless congestion report, breaking down the number of hours a day that users see slow speeds.

Source: iTnews Australia

Payne, Dutton express concern over 'global hacking campaign'

Australia has expressed "serious concern" about what it calls "a global campaign of cyber-enabled commercial intellectual property theft by a group known as APT10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security".

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Australian court orders blocking of subtitle piracy sites

Roadshow has successfully argued that subtitle files infringe copyright law.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co makes play for mm-wave 5G spectrum

NBN Co is starting to lay the groundwork for a future foray into millimetre-wave 5G, which it revealed in June as a likely future upgrade path for its fixed wireless network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus ramps up network for festive season

Optus says it has been busy ramping up its network in time for the festive season, implementing special event parameters across the country to ensure major shopping centres, holiday hotspots and New Year’s destinations are ready to handle the significant increase in traffic over the period.

Source: iTWire

Unauthorised subtitle services to be blocked: Court grants largest anti-piracy injunction

The Federal Court has granted an application for the largest anti-piracy injunction so far, ordering Telstra, TPG, Optus, Vocus and Vodafone, as well as the companies’ subsidiaries, to take steps to block their customers from accessing more than 150 domains.

Source: Computerworld

Court date set for telco 'sham' contractor

The court date has been set for the "largest class action" lawsuit in Australia between Shine Lawyers and workforce management company, ISG Management (now known as Tandem).

Source: ARN

Labor queries HFC cost rise despite drop in homes served

The Australian Labor Party has questioned how the cost of the NBN Co's HFC build has increased by 64% since 2015, despite the fact that the number of premises being served by the technology has fallen by 37.5%.

Source: iTWire

ACMA fines Primus and iSelect for telemarketing breaches

​The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has fined two telecommunications providers for cold calling customers on the telemarketing ban register.

Source: ARN

Southern Cross Cables CEO Anthony Briscoe exits

Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) CEO and president Anthony Briscoe has announced he will step down and retire.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Telco reseller goes into administration owing $500K

Telecommunications reseller Highrise Telecoms has been placed under external administration owing $497,993 to unsecured creditors.

Source: ARN

Doubt cast over whether telcos are ready to deliver 5G: report

Sixty-six percent of organisations have plans to deploy 5G by 2020, but according to a new report users adopting 5G face the lack of readiness of telecommunications providers, with their 5G networks not available or capable enough for the needs of organisations.

Source: iTWire

TPG subsidiary gets warning from ACMA

Pipe Networks has been warned by Australia’s communications watchdog for its handling of local consultations before building mobile phone infrastructure.

Source: ARN

Optus switches on 10 more mobile towers in regional NSW and WA

Telco Singtel Optus has switched on six new mobile towers across the Northern Wheatbelt region, to provide improved 4G coverage for residents.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Telstra to take quarter-stake in Southern Cross Cable

Telstra is buying into the Southern Cross Cable Network and has agreed to take a 25 percent stake in the trans-Pacific link by "investing in new shares" the Australian carrier said today.

Source: iTnews Australia