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Thursday, 8 September 2016

CloudFlare CEO attacks ‘Telstra tax’

CloudFlare’s CEO, Matthew Prince, has reiterated his company’s criticism of Telstra’s transit pricing, describing it as akin to a “Telstra tax”.

Source: Computerworld

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Foxtel confirms NBN offering next month

Foxtel will become an NBN retail service provider in October, with the pay TV CEO announcing that ADSL customers will be shifted over to NBN services once they are eligible.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Is Working On Making Copper As Fast As Fibre, In A Few Years

As the NBN develops every year, the technology underpinning it improves. That’s the main hope we have for Australia’s copper infrastructure, which is being used for fibre to the node — and, potentially, fibre to the distribution point. The NBN is trialing a variety of technologies that promise to massively improve the speed of existing copper already in the ground, including by using the already-installed HFC cable networks previously operated by Telstra and Optus.

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra wants 120 network staff to put their hand up for redundancy

Telstra is seeking voluntary redundancies from 120 of its network delivery workers in an effort to trim its technical workforce.

Source: iTnews Australia

Streaming A Big Focus For New Optus Mobile Broadband Plans

Optus have updated their mobile broadband plans, offering a range of new data inclusions. Streaming is a major focus of the new 24-month plans, some even including data-free Netflix and Presto.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Foxtel Is Targeting Netflix Users With New Pricing (And Game Of Thrones)

Could Foxtel actually be listening to its customers? News coming from the CEO Peter Tonagh today seems to be leaning in that direction, seriously.

Source: Gizmodo

Data retention: Telco group calls for ‘regulatory restraint’ by govt

Telecommunications industry group Communications Alliance has called on the government to hold off on taking any enforcement action against telcos that are unable to fully comply with the data retention regime by April 2017.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 5 September 2016

Data-retention grants: Telstra gets $40m, Vodafone $29m, Optus $14m, NBN $1m

ISPs are being given 80 percent of their compliance costs, according to the attorney-general, under the government's AU$128 million data-retention grants program.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra receives $39.9 million grant to retain customer metadata

The Australian government has named 180 telecommunications providers that will receive a portion of the $128.4 million it has allocated to help implement its data retention regime across the country.

Source: ARN

Telstra: Domestic mobile roaming declaration would remove incentive for network investment

The ACCC's declaration of mobile roaming across Australia would stymie expansion by allowing telcos to piggyback off competitors' investments, Telstra has argued.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Southern Cross Cable plots new trans-Pacific route

The Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) is looking at building a new circuit between Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles to supplement its existing figure-eight circuit.

Source: iTnews Australia

The ACCC Wants Your Opinion On The NBN

Here’s your chance to share your feedback. The ACCC is holding a Communications Sector Market Study, today opening the door to both industry and consumers on a range of issues from the NBN to data demand and mobile coverage.

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra slams Australian mobile roaming service inquiry

Telstra has slammed an inquiry by the Australian competition watchdog into whether it should declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.

Source: ARN

Friday, 2 September 2016

Coverage, oversight flaws found in mobile blackspot program

Australia's national auditor has criticised the federal government’s mobile blackspot program for duplicating existing coverage, inadequately assessing tower proposals, and failing to properly monitor the program's performance.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN: ACCC still has concerns over Telstra’s rollout role

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it is continuing to work with NBN and Telstra to ensure that the latter’s role in the National Broadband Network rollout doesn’t give it unfair advantage over other telcos.

Source: Computerworld

TPG seeks spectrum in Singapore

TPG has confirmed that it is seeking spectrum in an auction being conducted by Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Analysis: The NBN Corporate Plan quietly reveals some big problems.

There are a few points that NBN likes to continually push, day in, day out, in order to steer the narrative towards its strengths and hide scrutiny from its weaknesses.

Source: PC Authority

Surge in home Internet-connected devices as IoT spending explodes

Technology is rapidly taking control of Australian homes, with the number of Internet-connected devices predicted to rise to 29 as consumers embark on an Internet of Things (IoT) “spending spree”.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NBN eyes gigabit speeds on all network technologies

The CTO of NBN has pointed towards GPON, DOCSIS 3.1, XG-FAST, Carrier Channel Aggregation, and QAM to attain gigabit speeds across most network technologies in the future.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra repairs issues with Telstra Mail service

The telco has repaired its email service, over which customers experienced issues with logging in, sending, and receiving messages.

Source: ZDNet Australia