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  • Companies battle for control of Italy's national fiber network

    Telecom companies are vying for control of a small company that rents out fiberoptic cables in Milan in a competition that could determine who gets to build and control Italy's high speed telecommunications network.

  • A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

    A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

  • Vocus to acquire remaining shares in Amcom

    Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) will acquire the remaining 90 per cent of shares in Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM), the company announced today following an ASX trading halt.

  • Comms Alliance calls govt plan a 'data creation regime'

    The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.

  • Telstra, Pacnet in talks about potential acquisition

    Telstra (ASX: TLS) has confirmed in a statement to the ASX that it is in discussions with the owners of undersea cable operator, Pacnet, about potentially acquiring the company.

  • Telstra, Tesla sign M2M deal for Model S electric car

    Telstra will provide mobile connectivity for the new Tesla Motors electric car, the Model S, the telco has revealed.

  • Vocus, Amcom enter ASX trading halt

    Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) have both entered trading halts on the ASX today. The halt is in place as the two companies prepare to make an announcement about a proposal made to Amcom in October 2014 to potentially combine the two businesses.

  • Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

    As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

  • Telco complaints fall to 7-year low

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported the lowest number of complaints about telcos in seven years.

  • Enhanced Triple Zero detects location of mobile callers

    People dialing 000 from a mobile phone in an emergency will now automatically transmit their current location.

  • ACCC fines Telstra for iPhone 6 ad

    Telstra has paid $102,000 in penalty for an ad that allegedly misrepresented the price of the Apple iPhone 6.

  • Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

  • Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

    NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

  • Vodafone includes international roaming in $100 Red plans

    Vodafone has sweetened its international roaming offer days after Telstra simplified its roaming rates.

  • Government wants NBN Co ready for potential break-up

    The government has no plans to disaggregate NBN Co but will direct the company rolling out the National Broadband Network to implement a number of measures that will give future governments the ability to more easily split the organisation into independent businesses.

  • Australia gets poor marks for connectivity satisfaction

    Australians are the least satisfied mobile customers among nine developed and emerging countries surveyed in a Juniper Networks report.

  • Site blocking 'unlikely to be an effective' in piracy fight: Labor

    Labor's communications spokesperson, Jason Clare, claims the anti-piracy measures announced yesterday by the government have "passed the buck back to industry".

  • Praise, criticism for government's copyright proposals

    The federal government today revealed a handful of proposals aimed at quelling Internet piracy in Australia.

  • Copyright clampdown: Scheme to block pirate websites 'open to abuse'

    Despite government assurances, an anti-piracy scheme that will in some circumstances force ISPs to block access to websites could potentially censor unrelated material, according to intellectual property academic Dr Matthew Rimmer.

  • Mobile industry to push RadComms Act update in 2015: AMTA chair

    The Australian mobile industry will seek a modernised spectrum framework and reduced regulations in 2015, according to the new chairman of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.