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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Free wi-fi for Adelaide's entire public transport network

The South Australian government has given itself less than six months to have free wi-fi across Adelaide's full public transport network up and running.

Source: iTnews Australia

Swap or go: Telstra workers’ redundancy conundrum

​Telstra workers hit in 1400-strong redundancy round may have a job-swap option open to them. But will they be able to take it?

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Optus slams proposal to levy “broadband tax” on business services

​Optus has taken nbn to task over its proposal to levy the Government’s "broadband tax" on the business end of the market.

Source: ARN

TPG wants NBN tax on all connections along with Google and Facebook

The telco believes the base for rural NBN tax is too low, and everyone should pay, including over-the-top service providers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra hits out at government’s ‘NBN’s tax’

Telstra does not support the government’s Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) in its current form, arguing that the levy is too broad in scope.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 17 July 2017

NBN Co pushes for broadband tax on business market

NBN Co has revealed that the success of a planned broadband tax is predicated on it applying to “all business services”, in a move likely to exacerbate tensions of scope creep.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG says scrap broadband tax or make it industry-wide

TPG has raised the prospect of a substantial widening of the broadband tax to cover fixed wireless, mobile, and even over-the-top (OTT) players.

Source: iTnews Australia

Game Of Thrones' First Casualty Was Foxtel Now

Who would have expected that the first death during the seventh season of Game of Thrones would be the pay TV network charged with distributing it digitally around Australia?

Source: Gizmodo

Government releases guidelines for website-blocking power

The government has released guidelines for Commonwealth agencies that employ Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act to request ISPs’ assistance to disrupt illegal online services.

Source: Computerworld

NBN Co to grow fixed wireless footprint

NBN Co will expand its fixed wireless footprint by up to 72,800 premises as the balance of its multi-technology mix continues to shift.

Source: iTnews Australia

Do You Want Fibre With That? NBN's Apartment Upsell

Inner-city apartment residents have the option to bulk purchase higher-speed connections from NBN Co under the government-owned company's plan to add nearly 4 million premises to its network this year.

Source: Gizmodo

Australia is now King Idiot of the internet

A middle-power nation thinking it can tell US-based multinationals which parts of mathematics they can and cannot use -- we deserve to be sent to time out.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Friday, 14 July 2017

The laws of Australia will trump the laws of mathematics: Turnbull

Despite calling the laws of mathematics 'commendable', the prime minister of Australia told ZDNet the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia when it comes to legislating decryption.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Everything That Went Down At Malcolm Turnbull's Encryption Law Announcement

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Attorney General George Brandis and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Michael Phelan today to announce the Federal Government's new laws that will will oblige both telcos and social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to give Australian security agencies access to encrypted messages.

Source: Gizmodo

Optus and Cisco pair up to connect the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Cisco Australia and Optus will partner up to roll out network hardware for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Amaysim ups mobile offerings to take on the big boys

Amaysim's new SIM-only plans up the stakes by offering more data for less money alongside an emphasis on customer service in a bid to take customers away from the big three mobile providers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Sky Muster resellers to pass on free data at “very little” extra cost

It looks like nbn's Sky Muster wholesale peak data gift may not end up being entirely free for end customers.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bad map data sees 700k fewer premises in NBN

NBN Co has seen 700,000 phantom premises drop off its planned network footprint, confirming the sizeable effect of poor map data it has been relying on in the build phase of the project.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

NBN Co blames micronode problems on activation process

NBN Co believes a new activation process will help it finally turn the corner in getting over 40,000 ‘micronode’ users connected to its fibre-to-the-node network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Turnbull handballs encryption problem to tech companies

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put the onus on the technology companies providing end-to-end encryption to work out ways law enforcement can access the communications of criminals and terrorists.

Source: iTnews Australia