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  • Vodafone asks how data retention applies to M2M

    Vodafone seeks more clarity on how the data retention legislation introduced today will apply to machine-to-machine (M2M) data, among other questions.

  • Future telcos must converge screens, things: Telstra CTO

    The future telecom industry will compete on who can provide the best converged experience, according to Telstra CTO Vish Nandlall.

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    Telstra, NBN Co back in court this April

    NBN Co and Telstra will this April resume their argument over consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

  • ACCAN praises change to Do Not Call Register

    The government’s decision to make Do Not Call registrations indefinite has received plaudits from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

  • Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

    Business relationships between major broadband providers and Internet backbone providers appear to be the cause of major drags on performance from early 2013 to early this year, according to a new study from a think tank advocating for strong net neutrality rules.

  • Telstra opens Apps Marketplace

    Telstra has unveiled its second mobile applications store, the Telstra Apps Marketplace, based on the AppDirect platform.

  • 255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

    Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Eindhoven University of Technology say that they've developed a new fiber optic medium that allows data to be sent and received at up to 255Tbps, a roughly twenty-fold increase over current fiber.

  • Vocus Communications takes 10% interest in Amcom

    Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) now holds a 10 per cent interest in Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) as it looks to potentially merge the two businesses.

  • Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

    A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

  • The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

    After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found.

  • Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

    A spate of recent news stories have revealed that a wide variety of lobby groups have financial ties to broadband carriers and trade associations, accusing them of faking grassroots opposition to strong net neutrality rules.

  • Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

    The contentious debate about net neutrality in the U.S. has sparked controversy over a lack of funding transparency for advocacy groups and think tanks, which critics say subverts the political process.

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    Usage alert compliance a priority as TCP code enforcement heads into year three

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) hopes to cut bill shock with a renewed emphasis in the coming year on enforcing data usage alerts under the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code, according to an ACMA official.

  • Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

    The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed for two weeks.

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    Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

    The producer of Oscar-winning film, Dallas Buyers Club, has taken its hunt for pirates of the film to Australia, after filing a barrage of antipiracy lawsuits in the US. But at least one Australian Internet service provider is pushing back out of concern that the movie producer aims to intimidate its customers into paying excessive damages.

  • At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

    The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?

  • TIO task force to field NBN grievances

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has had to set up a special team to handle rising complaints about the National Broadband Network.

  • Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.

  • Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

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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.