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Friday, 30 June 2017

Bipartisan support for controversial telco security law

Proposed legislation to implement the government’s Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR) has received bipartisan support.

Source: Computerworld

Stan Just Got More Expensive

Hot on the heels of Netflix, homegrown streaming service Stan has raised its prices. The Standard plan that the service launched with has become $2 more expensive, and a new barebones Basic pack has been introduced at the original $10 price point.

Source: Gizmodo

Telstra, Optus join ACCC in Vodafone mobile domestic roaming case

Australia's two largest mobile telcos will be sitting beside the ACCC in court to defend the inquiry process that led to the regulator not declaring wholesale mobile domestic roaming in its draft decision.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra joins ACCC to fight Vodafone in roaming battle

Telstra has officially taken the competition watchdog's side in its legal battle over regional mobile network roaming with Vodafone.

Source: iTnews Australia

Brandis' telco security reforms given go-ahead

A push to force telcos to inform the federal government of changes to their networks as well as their procurement intentions has been given the green light by a parliamentary committee despite industry backlash.

Source: iTnews Australia

Australian ISPs to block 128 domains linked to online piracy in Foxtel case

The pay TV provider has extended its list of targeted domain names to include an additional 73 domains associated with The Pirate Bay and Torrentz.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 29 June 2017

NBN Co's pending AWS migration takes shape

NBN Co has revealed further details of what is shaping as a large-scale migration of IT workloads into AWS, with a potential budget running into the tens of millions of dollars.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

South Australia goes with EscapeNet as ISP for 10Gbps Adelaide network

Local ISP to offer three plans ranging from AU$50 to AU$180 a month at single gigabit speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia, Your Netflix Just Got More Expensive

The price of a Netflix subscription in Australia is getting more expensive, as of today. New sign-ups will have to pay the higher price immediately, while existing accounts have a month's notice. Here's how much you'll pay from July onward.

Source: Gizmodo

Adelaide ISP wins deal to deliver $7.6M GigCity network

​South Australian ISP, EscapeNet, has been handed a deal by the South Australian Government to deliver its $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

NBN to boost data quotas available over Sky Muster

Maximum total data available on NBN's satellite service set to double, while peak data potentially jumps by half.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co boosts Sky Muster data usage limits

NBN Co will relax data usage limits on its Sky Muster satellite service from October, paving the way for monthly quotas of up to 300GB.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN boosts Sky Muster data limits

NBN has announced it will boost the data quotas available to end users on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: Computerworld

Adelaide laments sluggish NBN rollout

Claims that the rollout "is not agile or fast enough" to serve the city's business needs.

Source: ARN

Monday, 26 June 2017

Broadband tax bill sent to senate inquiry

The government could face a hurdle in its attempt to introduce a broadband tax after the senate referred the proposed law to a committee for scrutiny.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra withdraws support for broadband tax

Telstra has withdrawn its support for the broadband tax as concerns mount that the charge has morphed into an “industry tax” on the telecommunications sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG savages broadband tax as band-aid for 'broken' NBN

TPG has launched a withering attack on NBN Co’s “already broken” business model, warning it will continue to be eroded despite government attempts to patch it up with new laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 23 June 2017

ACMA mulls 5G future for 3.6GHz spectrum

The potential re-farming of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band for use in fixed and/or mobile broadband services could begin as soon as soon as Q4 2017, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: Computerworld

nbn the provider of "last resort"

Macquarie Telecom Group’s David Forman has revealed that nbn is the broadband access provider of “last resort” for the telco.

Source: ARN

iiNet co-founder joins Superloop's board

Former iiNet co-founder and CEO, Michael Malone, has joined Superloop (ASX:SLC) as its chairman of the board. Prior to this, he was the company’s independent non-executive director, a role he took on in April 2015.

Source: ARN