Stories by Rohan Pearce

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iiNet back in court over P2P file sharing

For the second time, Internet service provider iiNet has been dragged to court over the alleged copyright infringement of some of its customers.

Section 313: Federal police used website blocking to tackle malware

The Australian Federal Police have primarily issued notices under Section 313 of the Telco Act to request Internet service providers block their customers' access to websites hosting child exploitation material.

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ACCC rebuffs Telstra's rivals on wholesale pricing

Australia's competition watchdog won't take into account payments made to Telstra by NBN Co when it determines new pricing arrangements for the telco's wholesale services.

In brief: Ooyala steps into ads arena with Videoplaza

Video streaming and analytics company Ooyala this morning announced it had acquired video advertising platform Videoplaza.

In brief: ACS hunts for new CEO after Patterson exits

The Australian Computer Society's chief financial officer, Kim Finch, will act as CEO for the organisation after the departure of Alan Patterson.

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NBN: Is your suburb getting FTTN?

NBN Co has published details of suburbs set to receive fibre-to-the-node services as part of the company's test deployment of FTTN technology.

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Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP

Leaked details of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations reveal that Australia is pushing an approach to copyright enforcement in the region that appears to ignore broader public interest concerns in favour of the supporting rights owners.

Pacnet builds on OpenStack for NFV

Adding support for network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network-as-a-service platform meant that Pacnet had to delve into OpenStack's source code and modify Neutron — the open source cloud computing project's networking component.

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NBN Co takes Pipe Networks to court

NBN Co has opened a new front in its conflict with TPG over the telco's fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout.

Telstra picks up Queensland systems integrator

Telstra has acquired Queensland-based systems integrator Bridge Point, the telco announced today.

Warm response to funding for coding education

The government will spend $12 million improving STEM education in primary and secondary schools as part of its 'Competitiveness Agenda', which also includes changes to how employee share options are taxed.

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$27 a month: Turnbull sets out rules to counter TPG FTTB threat to NBN

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has published the draft licence condition for telcos that want to roll out infrastructure that competes with the National Broadband Network.

Cloud technologies to help ABC find savings, says Mark Scott

The use of cloud-based technologies to deliver content is one area that ABC can expect to find future savings, the public broadcaster’s managing director, Mark Scott, said in a speech delivered last night.

Curriculum review falls short on ICT, says ACS

The Australian Computer Society hit out at a recommendation of the government-commissioned review of the Australian school curriculum that the 'technologies' subject should be introduced at Year 9 as an elective for students.

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Telstra makes case for wholesale price hike

Telstra has told the Australian and Competition and Consumer Commission that it should be allowed to raise its wholesale charges for fixed line services by 7.2 per cent.