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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

NBN to hire development teacher to mentor youngsters through cyber

The company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN) will hire a development coach, someone who the company's chief security officer Darren Kane said would have the job of bringing in and developing fresh talent. 

Source: ZDNet Australia

Microsoft cops nearly 900 data requests from Aussie law enforcement bodies

Microsoft has revealed that Australian law enforcement agencies sent the company 887 requests for customer data in six months.

Source: ARN

Antenna issue hits Telstra mobile customers around Stawell

Telstra is having an issue with a local antenna which is affecting some 3G and 4G service from its mobile base station in Stawell.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

As the internet turns 50, experts weigh future advances and emerging issues

The next 50 years may bring pervasive connectivity, brain-computer interfaces and walled-off areas of the internet.

Source: ARN

Google Australia sued over collection and use of location data

Google Australia is facing federal court action initiated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the way it collects, stores and uses location data.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra on board for $7M Torres Strait 4G upgrade

Telstra, the Queensland government and the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) have announced a $7.32 million project to bring 4G connectivity to the Torres Strait.

Source: ARN

You can now add an Xbox One to your Telstra mobile or NBN plan

Telstra has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the Xbox One on a plan.

Source: WhistleOut

Microsoft, Telstra announce post-paid plans for Xbox consoles

You can now get a new console and access to hundreds of games for a monthly cost that's added to your phone bill.

Source: SMH

Monday, 28 October 2019

Optus booted from ACMA complaints report and told to get external audit

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has used its powers to force Optus to get an external audit of the data it provides to the regulator, after multiple amendments were made to its submissions and what was described as "ongoing data anomalies".

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus details suppliers for ‘Future State’ network transformation

Vocus Group has revealed details of key partners for its network transformation program, which the telco says will speed up provisioning and offer more self-service options to its business customers.

Source: Computerworld

ACMA excludes Optus from complaints report over 'data accuracy' concerns

A year after introducing strict new complaints-handling requirements, the telecoms regulator ACMA has released data showing telcos received a total of 1.4 million complaints over the full 2018–19 financial year - but concerns over telcos providing "late or inaccurate data" have resulted in the authority excluding the data provided by Optus from its report.

Source: iTWire

Telco complaints ‘still too high’

Consumer complaints about the country’s telecommunications providers are still too high, according to the ACMA chair, Nerida O’Loughlin.

Source: ARN

Home Affairs pushes its face-matching service for porn age verification

The Department of Home Affairs is hoping to use its Face Verification Service and Document Verification Service across the economy, and is backing its use for age verification for Australians to look at pornography.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NSW Education to trial NBN Sky Muster Plus

The NSW Department of Education is set to trial NBN Co’s new Sky Muster Plus service in the first months of 2020.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 25 October 2019

Optus snafu prints 50k private mobile numbers in White Pages

Australia’s telecommunications bridesmaid, Optus, has given a leg-up to Australia Post’s struggling letters business after it took to snail mail to tell around 50,000 customers their mobile phone numbers had been wrongly published – in the White Pages printed telephone books.

Source: iTnews Australia

Bevan Slattery-backed cable venture to connect Australia to Oman

A new venture subsea cable venture founded by Bevan Slattery plans to provide a direct connection between Perth and Muscat, Oman.

Source: Computerworld

A 'cloud' in your backyard as The Edge brings the internet closer to home

Data centres containing Netflix content and software are popping up all over Australia as the internet decentralises into a localised network known as 'the edge'.

Source: ABC News

Australia prepares for mmWave spectrum auction in early 2021

The federal government has commenced proceedings to auction 2.4GHz of spectrum in the 26GHz band as part of the national rollout of 5G services.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Bevan Slattery to build new Oman-Australia subsea cable

Australia is set to get a new international subsea data cable system called the Oman Australia Cable, which is to be built by a new company founded by telecommunications entrepreneur Bevan Slattery.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tech wholesaler claims ‘hassle-free’ NBN alternative offer for RSPs

Brisbane-based telecommunications and technology company 2SG is now offering what it says is a “hassle-free NBN alternative” for retail service providers with a new plug-and-play solution to access the Optus Home Wireless Broadband.

Source: iTWire