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  • FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's deadline for the public to comment on the agency's proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

  • Telstra ditches CAPTCHAs in name of accessibility

    Telstra has removed the use of CAPTCHAs as an anti-spam system from its website the telco confirmed tonight. The announcement comes ahead of a self-imposed 30 September deadline the telco set itself at the end of last year.

  • Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

    Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

  • Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

    Three Indian vendors have launched smartphones based on a Google reference design starting at 6399 Indian rupees (US$105) without operator subsidy, in a bid to grab a share of a growing but competitive segment of the country's smartphone market.

  • No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

  • NBN Co's Morrow promises 'aggressive' push to connect homes

    So-called 'Service Class Zero' premises — homes and buildings that can't connect to the National Broadband Network despite fibre being run down their street — will be targeted under a 'bulk drop' contract between NBN Co and Queensland-headquartered Universal Communications Group.

  • In brief: Thiess announces NBN contract win

    NBN Co has extended its contract Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess, with the construction company set to rake in up to $183 million over two years, with the option for a 12-month extension.

  • Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

    The line between TV and mobile services is blurring, and in many cases that blur in between them is a cloud.

  • Possible Telstra competition against NBN Co could upset economic model

    If Telstra were to compete against NBN Co, it would change the economic model for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

  • EB Games upgrades network to push more video to stores

    EB Games is in the middle of upgrading network connectivity at its chain of retail stores. The games retailer is rolling out a private IP network to replace ADSL.

  • Optus, SingTel make leadership changes

    A restructure of the Optus and parent company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) will see changes to its leadership team, which includes Optus Australia country chief officer Paul O’Sullivan and SingTel Group Digital L!fe CEO Allen Lew moving into new roles.

  • Optus 10, Jabiru-2 launch

    Optus' Optus 10 satellite and the MEASAT-3b satellite which hosts NewSat's Jabiru-2 payload have successfully launched.

  • Rowland calls for Turnbull to release NBN Co corporate plan

    Federal Labor MP Michelle Rowland has accused Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull of "dithering" in his response to TPG's fibre-to-the-basement rollout.

  • Telecom associations back Turnbull spectrum proposals

    Telco industry officials have indicated support for spectrum policy changes proposed this week by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • SAP, Ericsson team up for mobile management and apps

    SAP and Ericsson have joined forces to help enterprises manage mobile devices and apps as a service.

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    More areas to get early access to 700MHz 4G services: Telstra

    More Telstra 4G services using the 700MHz band will be switched on early ahead of the full release of the spectrum next year, the telco announced today.

  • Turnbull flags new rules on retail, wholesale separation for telcos

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced this morning that he will consult with the telco industry on new rules that would potentially force network operators that want to compete with National Broadband Network infrastructure to split their wholesale and retail operations.

  • ACCC won't block TPG's fibre-to-the-basement rollout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won't step in to halt Internet service provider TPG from rolling out fibre-to-the-basement services that could compete with National Broadband Network infrastructure, but the competition watchdog is likely to step in and regulate the provision of vectored VDSL services in apartment blocks.

  • iPhone 6 buyers may wait due to high cost

    Australians intending to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6 might delay their purchase due to the high cost, according to Telsyte.

  • RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

    Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.