Fast five: This week in IT 21/10

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: Focus11, IPv6, NBN and Telstra

Your wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

99 per cent of shareholders vote in favour of Telstra/NBN Co deal Telstra shareholders appear to have voted almost unanimously in favour of the $11 billion financial heads of agreement with NBN Co, following two year of negotiations around the deal.

Telstra customer service slowly on the mend: Thodey Telstra reiterated its customer service levels have improved slowly but surely, despite falling short of customer service expectations in August this year.

In pictures: The first 24 hours of Focus11 Action from day one of McAfee's global security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Focus11: Technology exploits to become easier by 2016 McAfee predicts smartphones and the Cloud will become high value areas for hackers.

Focus11: Intel announces collaboration program with McAfee Companies to target five areas, including Cloud security, over next five years.

No set timeline for IPv6 over Telstra Bigpond and NextG Having begun its rollout of IPv6 services for enterprise, government and wholesale customers via its internet backbone that is now fully dual stacked, Telstra will still only commit to its broader Bigpond and NextG mobile access networks being compliant with the latest standard “over time”.

Threat to open Internet as 32-bit addresses run out A senior Internet Society (ISOC) contributor has warned of dire consequences including gradual degradation of the free and open internet that we enjoy today if the world does not start deploying and transitioning to IPv6 as a priority.

No pressure from govt on NBN deal: ACCC The competition regulator says no pressure has been applied from the government to expedite the deal on the national broadband network (NBN) between the Commonwealth, NBN Co and Telstra.

Roll out of NBN unfair: Vic government The Victorian government says the roll out of the federal government's National Broadband Network (NBN) is unfair because not enough priority is being given to Victorians.

In pictures: What will you pay for access to the National Broadband Network? New research reveals that you could be paying less on the NBN than current ADSL2+ access.

NBN plans cheaper than ADSL2+ equivalents: Analysis Many internet access plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be cheaper on a per gigabyte usage basis than current ADSL2+ plans. Comparison website WhistleOut conducted the analysis, comparing speeds and pricing of iiNet, Internode, Exetel and iPrimus NBN plans.

NBN to create 500 jobs for the Illawarra The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Illawarra will provide 500 new jobs in the region at its peak, according to a statement by the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy.

NBN to reach 28 new locations NBN Co has announced a 12-month construction plan, with work underway between now and September 2012 to cover more than half a million homes and businesses across the country upon completion.

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