Telco/ISP News & Opinions

Telstra signs $390m NBN design contract 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 10 hours ago | Comment Now 
Works to finalise separate construction, maintenance contract.
 
NBN Co reveals date of HFC product launch 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 13 hours ago | Comment Now 
Will start pilot next November.
 
Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
Telcos to go ahead with delayed Tasman Sea cable 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Telstra scales back investment in TGA.
 
Telstra eyes up Pacnet for acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Working to take over 46,000km of undersea cable.
 
Vocus confirms Amcom acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Offers $2.45 per share in all-scrip deal.
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Telstra hit with $102k penalty for 'misleading' iPhone 6 ad 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Telco 'surprised' to receive infringement notice.
 
Telstra hands over copper, HFC in new $11bn NBN deal 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Value of 2011 deal remains intact.
 
NBN Co to charge developers for fibre 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
$300 passed on to end-users.
 
Govt ditches uniform wholesale network pricing 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Responds to Vertigan recommendations.
 
Govt gives ISPs four months to develop piracy code  
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will introduce website blocking for non-Aussie torrent sites.
 
MPs to influence black spot program  
By Andrew Colley | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will be able to nominate 'priority' areas.
 
ITU finalises gigabit over copper lines standard 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Promises "fibre-like" speeds within 400 metres.
 
NSA spied on global telcos to infiltrate mobile networks  
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Introduced vulnerabilities to gain access.
 
Telstra to move biggest clients to new billing system 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Shifts off 15 year-old platform.
 
Aussie telcos struggling with IPv6 adoption 
By Andrew Colley | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Underperforming globally.
 
iiNet to grill Dallas Buyers Club on IP address evidence 
 
Euro and US police seize 292 domain names 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Crackdown on counterfeiters ahead of the Christmas season.
 
Perth to Singapore SEA-ME-WE-3 cable severed again 
 
NBN Co cuts back targets in new construction plan 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Reveals which areas will get full-strength fibre.
 
ASIC to lobby Govt for metadata access 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Agency head bitter at being excluded.
 
Data retention bill fails scrutiny test 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Senate committee recommends fixing ill-defined, far-reaching scheme.
 
NBN Co cuts CVC pricing for RSPs 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Commits to 12.5 percent reduction.
 
Govt kicks off cost-benefit analysis of emergency services spectrum 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
PFA welcomes action on pre-election promise.
 
Vodafone would sell Australian operation 'for the right price' 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Telco boss Colao invites offers for non-core assets.
 
NBN Co won't shadow TPG for basement fibre 
By Andrew Colley | Nov 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Works to boost MDU rollout.
 
EFF to launch free digital cert authority 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wants to replace HTTP with HTTPS.
 
Telstra offers free trial for first 1000 wi-fi hotspots 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
To lure new home broadband customers.
 
Netflix announces Australian launch 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Will the telcos play ball?
 
Huawei claims 100Mbps possible over 800m copper lines 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
SuperVector ekes out more performance.
 
Vocus exposed as RackCentral shuts up shop 
By Steven Kiernan | Nov 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Warring parties fight over the size of the debts.
 
Google, Telstra trial balloon internet in Queensland 
 
State of NBN too uncertain for full corporate plan 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
NBN Co releases figures for FY2015.
 
Optus offers NFC payments on Android phones 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
First telco to dive into mobile payments.
 
Optus undertakes major OSS upgrade 
By Stuart Corner | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Picks NEC's NetCracker as replacement.
 
NBN Co reveals new broadband mix 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
FTTP relegated to the backbench.
 
Optus’ 4G cash splash pays off as users jump aboard 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
But mobile broadband users disappear in droves.
 
Investors attack ACCC over NBN advice 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Regulator hits back at NBN policy audit.
 
Telstra deploys Matrixx for real-time data usage alerts 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Personal use customers first in line.
 
Turnbull floats sharing of unused spectrum 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
But still no solution for emergency services.
 
Inside Telstra's Clayton data centre  
By Tony Yoo | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Cisco and VMware clouds to reside in Clayton.
 
iiNet seeks details of Dallas Buyers Clubs' piracy hunt 
 
Vocus, Amcom enter due diligence over merger 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Talks progress to final stages.
 
Nextgen ditches NBN virtual connect product 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims NBN system upgrade will force huge costs.
 
Telstra fined $18k for publishing judge's home address 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Phone directory listing 'breached Privacy Act'.
 
Former ACCC head warns content is the new telco battleground 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Calls Scales NBN report ‘insulting’.
 
Telstra to host VMware's next hybrid cloud 
Melbourne instance to launch first.
 
Telstra class action won’t end like Vodafone, says law firm 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Lawyers expect case to be filed by Christmas
 
Megaport sells east coast fibre network for $15m 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Enters 15yr lease-back deal with new owner Amcom.
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