Telco/ISP News & Opinions

UK telco BT to pilot G.fast copper broadband 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Technology to complement FTTP.
 
AGD slammed for secrecy on data retention costs 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Data retention committee angry at being kept in the dark.
 
No rules for data destruction in retention scheme 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Optus echoes spy watchdog concerns.
 
Aussie study aims to capture true value of public wi-fi 
By Paris Cowan | Jan 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Will a toned-down NBN force local communities to innovate?
 
SA govt finalises $525m telco panel 
By Paris Cowan | Jan 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Three-year market testing returns deal to same six suppliers.
 
Telstra tests solar fuel cell for backup power 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Renewable energy keeps networks running.
 
Optus, iiNet concerned at 'relaxed' NBN infosec rules 
 
Virgin, Qualcomm to fund satellite internet network 
Jan 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
To offer high-speed access across the globe.
 
NBN Co begins FTTB rollout 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Will bring service to 6000 apartments.
 
Telstra to sell 100G service on subsea cables 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Telco looks for ways to boost capacity on existing circuits.
 
Telstra power outage downs BigPond services 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Updated] Internet down for four hours.
 
UK PM wants to ban encrypted comms  
By Paris Cowan | Jan 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Election pledge aims to keep chatter within intelligence's reach.
 
TPG stops selling NBN FTTB rival 
Jan 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
New regulations force product from sale.
 
China blocks Gmail 
Dec 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
US voices concern over perceived web censorship.
 
Telstra to buy Pacnet for $857m 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Gets 46,500km of undersea cable.
 
Telstra signs $390m NBN design contract 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Works to finalise separate construction, maintenance contract.
 
NBN Co reveals date of HFC product launch 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will start pilot next November.
 
Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | Dec 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
Telcos to go ahead with delayed Tasman Sea cable 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Telstra scales back investment in TGA.
 
Telstra eyes up Pacnet for acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Working to take over 46,000km of undersea cable.
 
Vocus confirms Amcom acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Offers $2.45 per share in all-scrip deal.
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Telstra hit with $102k penalty for 'misleading' iPhone 6 ad 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Telco 'surprised' to receive infringement notice.
 
Telstra hands over copper, HFC in new $11bn NBN deal 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 14, 2014 | 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.
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