Telco/ISP News & Opinions

Mobile lobby blames federal laws for dodgy airport reception 
By Paris Cowan | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Carriers finding it too hard to build towers on federal land.
 
NBN Co aims to double users, revenue in one year 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Speed results go against CBA projections.
 
NBN Co appeals $200m Telstra CPI judgment 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Heads back to court after loss.
 
ASIC admits to lack of technical knowledge in s313 use 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Wants to retain use of website blocking notices.
 
Telstra blamed for Australia's high bandwidth cost 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Aussie pricing 'out of whack' compared to rest of the world.
 
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Telstra trials 4G 700MHz services in Sydney, Adelaide 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Better coverage indoors for some devices.
 
Telcos finally briefed on data retention details 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Update: AGD offers list of data to be stored.
 
NewSat gets conditional waiver to continue Jabiru-1 satellite 
 
Google preps its first mobile processor 
 
Microsoft makes Opera Mini default browser for feature phones 
 
NBN Co delays copper disconnections in 58 areas 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Some areas pushed back by up to two months.
 
Turnbull picks 3.5GHz for metro NBN spectrum gap 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Works to fix 80,000 premises shortfall.
 
iiNet revenue passes $1 billion 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Attributes return to organic growth after acquisitions.
 
Vodafone boss labels NBN payments to Telstra ‘outrageous’ 
 
Vodafone picks Ericsson to rebuild core network 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bids to be first with voice over 4G.
 
Labor NBN panel member rejects Scales review 
By Rod Tucker | Aug 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] In support of a FTTP NBN.
 
Telstra targeted in late fees class action  
By Allie Coyne | Aug 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Lawyers lobby customers to get on board.
 
DFAT puts Fujitsu SATIN support deal up for grabs 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
First piece of $216m ICN work goes public.
 
NSW Govt to scrutinise all telco deals over $100k 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Ups the ante on agency procurement practices.
 
Data retention 'not a significant issue' for Telstra 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Telco makes first public comments on proposed scheme.
 
Telstra hits 16 million mobile users, reports $4.3bn profit 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Signs NBN framework for revised agreements.
 
Optus restructuring drags down net profit 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Workforce transformation hits bottom line.
 
Global internet outages caused by routing table spike 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Network routers hit capacity limits.
 
Ex NBN Co directors, CEO hit out at KordaMentha review 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Review finds Board lacked "the right mix of skills”.
 
Coding error sends Exetel users rejection notices 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
For service applications many years old.
 
Vocus spends $11.7m to buy ASG's Perth data centre  
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
ASG exits data centre business early.
 
Telstra buys Silicon Valley video streaming company Ooyala 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Gets full ownership for $357 million.
 
Google joins Asian telcos in trans-Pacific cable build 
 
Q&A: Malcolm Turnbull on data retention 
By Andrew Colley | Aug 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Clarifying the clarifications.
 
Turnbull offers metadata definition 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Doesn't include websites.
 
Turnbull steps into data retention debate 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Brandis, Turnbull approach Telstra first for meeting.
 
Turnbull audit finds Labor's NBN 'rushed, chaotic' 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Opposition hits back at reviews 'written by mates'.
 
NewSat stops satellite build during financing talks 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Jabiru-1 build on hold, Jabiru-2 launch delayed.
 
ACCC floats new rules to monitor NBN competition 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Acts on RSP concerns over CVC pricing.
 
ACCC pushes for cheaper mobile calls and texts 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Asks for advice on termination rate pricing.
 
Ericsson bags long-term NBN satellite work 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Adds $300m LTS bundle to fixed wireless contract.
 
Vodafone refarms spectrum to boost 4G network 
 
NBN Co sets September FTTP service date for TPG areas 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Product to go live in two months.
 
EFF claims NSA 'digital dragnet' unconstitutional 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Asks court to rule on mass surveillance.
 
US watchdog to enforce advertised broadband quality 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
On pain of pecuniary penalties.
 
Telstra to offshore 671 jobs 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Roles shifted to serve Indian customers.
 
Telstra prepares to shut down 2G network 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Update: Will farewell "old friend" by end of 2016.
 
Vodafone still bleeding mobile customers 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Turnaround strategy not yet stemming losses.
 
NBN Co offers new satellite service for remote users 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
IPstar to wholesale broadband.
 
Telstra, Optus gain early access to 700MHz 4G spectrum 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Push to use digital dividend spectrum.
 
Optus upgrades mobile chat support 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Delivered from Australia and India.
 
NBN Co loses $200m pricing dispute with Telstra 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Supreme Court rules in favour of Telstra.
 
Govt fails to win votes for NBN committee restructure 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Delays motion until next sitting session.
 
Rein in ACCC, let NBN Co discriminate: Vertigan report 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Statutory review seeks change to competition law.
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