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    Comms Alliance backs website blocking in piracy fight

    Telco industry body Communications Alliance has backed a UK developed strategy for combatting online copyright infringement.

  • European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

    Europe's 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, a report to the European Commission recommends.

  • Bill shock measures extended to all telcos

    Customers of smaller Australian telcos are set to begin receiving the same usage alerts provided to customers of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

  • Warrantless requests for customer data dominate in Telstra Transparency Report

    In the 12 months to 30 June 2014, Telstra received close to 85,000 requests from government agencies for customer information . Of these, the overwhelming majority did not involve warrants, a report issued by the telco has revealed.

  • OK, glowing pink ooze would worry us, too

    Flashback to the 1980s, when this Australian organization finally eases into computerization -- and is trying to do it right, according to a pilot fish on the scene.

  • Telstra finalises joint venture with Telkom Indonesia

    Telstra has signed a joint venture agreement with Telkom Indonesia. The joint venture will offer cloud, unified communications, managed network and security services in Indonesia.

  • Telstra’s Whispir comms service to get global expansion

    Telstra has announced plans to offer its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to overseas customers by 31 August 2014.

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    NBN likely to share HFC with Foxtel

    National Broadband Network services and pay TV service Foxtel are likely to co-exist on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network currently owned by Telstra, according to NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow.

  • Vertigan broadband demand forecast leaves NBN Co CEO 'curious'

    NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has voiced doubts that 15 megabits per second will be fast enough for the average Australian home in the long term.

  • NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

    NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

  • Section 313: iiNet, industry orgs seek limits on website blocking

    Internet service provider iiNet, the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and industry bodies the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Communications Alliance have all called for restrictions on the government agencies that can issue requests for ISPs to block websites.

  • Fibre, Internet segments drive Vocus Communications revenue

    Fibre/Ethernet and Internet segments helped propel Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) to a revenue of $92.3 million for the financial year ended June 2014. This was up 38 per cent on 2013’s revenue of $66.9 million.

  • Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

    Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

  • Senate extends telecommunications interception inquiry

    The Senate has voted to extend the reporting deadline of the inquiry into reform of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. The inquiry, chaired by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, had been due to table its final report last night.

  • NBN Co calls Telstra back to court over CPI adjustments

    NBN Co has appealed a decision by the New South Wales Supreme Court that had supported Telstra’s interpretation of consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

  • Telstra talks customer phone privacy

    Telstra has moved to re-assure customers that their phone conversations are kept private and would be only accessed if a police warrant was in place for a particular customer.

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    Brandis mum on data retention cost

    Attorney-General George Brandis has reiterated the government's intention to introduce a mandatory data retention regime but failed to answer a query by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam on what the cost of such a scheme is likely to be.

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    Telstra hits back over bandwidth pricing claims

    A Telstra spokesperson has condemned as "factually incorrect" claims about the telco's transit pricing made by DDoS protection and CDN provider CloudFlare.

  • ASIC reveals depth of ignorance over website blocking debacle

    Teams at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that employed section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 to force Internet service providers to block access to websites "were not aware that a single IP address can host multiple websites," the financial watchdog has revealed.

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    NBN cost-benefit analysis signals the end of an era

    The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network suggests the days of politicians shooting from the hip with taxpayer dollars are numbered.