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  • Is "Bring Your Own Identity" a security risk or advantage?

    The "Bring Your Own Identity" (BYOID) trend in which websites let users authenticate using identities established through Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Live, Yahoo or other means raises some questions in the minds of IT and business managers. And a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute shows a vast difference in how the IT and business sides think about this so-called BYOID method of authentication.

  • Connected home brings new revenue opportunity for telcos: Ovum

    The rise of the Internet of Things could allow telcos to provide a “quint-play” of services, according to an Ovum report.

  • Telstra unveils interoperable videoconferencing service

    Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.

  • Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

    Newegg has begun taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

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    Turnbull warns ACCC against undermining Telstra NBN agreement

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and finance minister Mathias Cormann have warned the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cutting wholesale pricing for services over Telstra's copper network could negatively affect the National Broadband Network rollout.

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    In brief: ACMA issues warning for Do Not Call breaches

    Telco Service Holdings has been issued with a formal warning after breaching Do Not Call provisions, the Australian Communications and Media Authority revealed today.

  • Telstra to send 671 jobs to Asia

    Telstra plans to send 671 Australian jobs to Asia as part of its plans to expand in the region.

  • UPDATED: Vodafone upbeat on turnaround despite more customer losses

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has blamed “stiff competition” and a saturated market for the loss of 137,000 more customers in the six-month period ended 30 June.

  • Telstra to kill 2G services

    Telstra will shut down its GSM network by the end of 2016, the telco's group managing director of networks has revealed.

  • Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

    Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.

  • NBN Co launches stop-gap satellite service

    NBN Co has begun accepting registrations for its subsidised satellite broadband service. The new service is designed to connect the 9000 households and businesses in remote areas of Australia that are currently unable to access NBN Co’s Interim Satellite Service.

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    Telstra unveils locations getting early access to 700MHz 4G network

    Telstra has announced early access to its 700MHz 4G mobile network for Perth and other communities around Australia.

  • Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

    Google may be among the hopefuls vying to turn the New York City phone booths of the past into "communication points" of the future with free Wi-Fi and cellphone charging.

  • Optus 700MHz 4G network ready for Perth, Darwin

    Darwin and Perth residents can get an early taste of 4G mobile broadband on 700 MHz spectrum after Optus turned on the network in each CBD.

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    Data retention: iiNet raises spectre of ‘surveillance tax’ for ISP customers

    Internet service provider iiNet has hit out at confirmation that the government is actively considering a mandatory data retention scheme under which ISPs and telcos may be forced to keep records on their customers’ online activities.

  • ASIO head says government is no Big Brother

    ASIO is not carrying out mass surveillance of average citizens and the agency is subject to an appropriate level of oversight, according to the organisation's head David Taylor Irvine, director-general of security.

  • Section 313 inquiry to scrutinise website blocking

    The federal government has launched an inquiry into the use of Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 by government agencies to block access to websites.

  • Senate's NBN committee wins second reprieve

    A motion by Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi to replace the Senate's National Broadband Network committee and replace it with a government-dominated committee has been deferred for a second time.

  • NBN Co must pay out $200 million more to Telstra: NSW Supreme Court

    NBN Co will owe Telstra $200 million more than it expected over the next 30 years, unless it appeals a decision reached today by the NSW Supreme Court.

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    Parliamentary committee rejects Tassie FTTP push

    A Coalition chaired parliamentary committee has recommended against passing legislation that would enforce the use of fibre-to-the-premises for the Tasmanian rollout of the National Broadband Network.