Telco/ISP News & Opinions

NBN to offer TV connections through fibre for greenfields 
By Allie Coyne | 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Ditching aerials to come at a cost.
 
VentraIP buys hosting company IntaServe 
By Juha Saarinen | 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Looking for more acquisitions.
 
Optus set to be first with voice over wi-fi 
By Andrew Colley | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Telstra 'looking closely'.
 
NBN lumped with new data sharing rules despite opposition 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Govt seeks to limit Telstra advantage.
 
TIO chief Cohen calls it quits 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Leaves for Vic govt role.
 
Amcom CEO resigns 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Departure made official today.
 
Telstra faces a 10 percent wholesale price drop 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Decision to avoid "absurd" pricing for copper stragglers.
 
Brandis hits telcos with new security reforms 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Civil penalties for those who don't comply.
 
Telstra's Air wi-fi network goes private 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Tuesday launch only for home broadband customers.
 
ACMA slaps Southern Phone over privacy breach 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Almost 4000 customers affected.
 
Vocus, Amcom prod TPG in new ad campaign 
 
Turnbull's NBN gets ACCC green light 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Wholesale HFC offering on track for 2016 launch.
 
AGD attacked by ISPs over data retention confusion 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Tight deadlines imposed despite ongoing uncertainty.
 
Optus misses out on mobile blackspot funding  
Telstra to build 429 of 499 base stations.
 
It's official: Amcom, Vocus overcome last hurdle to merger 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
TPG fails to block bid to create $1.2bn telco.
 
Australia passes law to block overseas piracy sites 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Content owners allowed to apply to take down copyright infringing sites.
 
Telstra to kill off dial-up 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jun 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Services to be disconnected for good.
 
Revealed: DBC's letter to alleged file sharers 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
No settlement figure given, payment to be worked out in Q&A session.
 
DBC wants alleged pirates' income, download details 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Studio succeeds in keeping fee methodology secret.
 
Optus considers future of 2G mobile services 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jun 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
As Singapore parent pulls the plug.
 
Thicker NBN aerial cables to face community opposition 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jun 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Overhead cable proposal 'rides roughshod' over councils.
 
Airbus to build OneWeb internet satellites 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Branson venture intends to place 900 satellites in low orbit.
 
TPG's iiNet takeover edges closer to reality 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
But faces an unhappy ACCC.
 
Amcom beats down TPG's attempts to block Vocus merger 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Overwhelming shareholder support for $1.2 billion deal.
 
Australia's internet hit hard by massive Malaysian route leak 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Telekom Malaysia apologises for BGP bungle.
 
Amcom, Vocus enter trading halts ahead of crucial merger vote 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
While TPG's iiNet bid gets assessor's green light.
 
US net neutrality protections take effect as court appeals fail 
Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Telcos vow to continue fight against regulations.
 
Govt considers future of ACMA 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Review to weigh up revoking, offloading functions.
 
Exetel dumps 400 heavy broadband users 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Affected customers given 30 days to find a new provider.
 
Telstra to switch off free wi-fi hotspots from Sunday 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
No more free browsing for non-home broadband users.
 
Govt's piracy site blocking bill gets stamp of approval 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Ludlam's lone voice of dissent drowned out.
 
TPG's iiNet takeover could hurt services, competition: ACCC 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Watchdog worried about flow-on effect to customers.
 
NBN makes contractors fight for six-month packets of work 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Builds KPIs into new rollout contracts.
 
Leaked TISA draft proposes sweeping changes to Australian telco laws 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Removes NBN cherry-picking protections, restrictions on telco foreign ownership.
 
TPG creates new retail arm for FTTB 
 
NewSat CEO, CFO ousted in satellite saga 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Asset fire sale nears end.
 
SpaceX plans to use satellites to deliver internet 
Jun 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
To provide regional areas with broadband.
 
US govt prepares to cede control of ICANN 
Jun 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Independence plan on track to be completed before election.
 
FirstPath to lay new Sydney Harbour cable 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Provides short, low latency paths.
 
NBN hits million premises mark 
Jun 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
First of three targets met.
 
Microsoft to launch wi-fi hotspot finder 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Promises automatic connection to free hotspots.
 
ASD cyber chief praises Telstra for breach disclosure 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Major General Stephen Day insists security is getting better.
 
Telstra wins $23m Komatsu deal extension 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Adds three more years to 15 year partnership.
 
ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction 
By Allie Coyne | May 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Boost for regional 4G services.
 
Telstra deploys Hadoop to pre-empt network issues 
By Liz Tay | May 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Predictive analytics project to boost availability.
 
Woolworths to become Telstra MVNO 
By Allie Coyne | May 28, 2015 | Comment Now 
Pair sign wholesale partnership.
 
NBN on track to reach million premises milestone 
By Andrew Colley | May 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Losses climb as rollout grows.
 
NewSat's Lockheed Martin satellite contract cancelled 
By Juha Saarinen | May 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
No certainty as to refinancing for struggling company.
 
Charter nears $70bn Time Warner Cable takeover 
 
Government to overhaul spectrum regulation 
By Juha Saarinen | May 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants streamlined, simpler processes in place by next year.
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