Telco/ISP News & Opinions

Telcos could charge individuals to access their own metadata 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
PJCIS calls for equal access for citizens.
 
Labor backs controversial data retention bill 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Legislation likely to pass.
 
US to enforce net neutrality 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
New rules ban discrimination and charging for priority access.
 
NBN Co losses climb as rollout steps up 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Broadly on track to meet fiscal year targets.
 
iiNet, DBC face three-week wait for piracy ruling 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Battle over draft code, copyright ownership.
 
Defence satellite upgrade added to trouble list 
By Paris Cowan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Comms enhancement five years behind schedule.
 
Gemalto claims SIM cards are still secure 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
As Japanese telco launches its own investigation into hacking claims.
 
Deadlock: Cost still the problem for piracy scheme 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
ISPs, rights holders in repeat of 2012 stalemate.
 
Google forges mobile payments deal with US telcos 
 
Telstra to build 22 new WA mobile towers 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
State govt announces $45m program.
 
NBN Co signs $400m HFC deal with Arris 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Faster speeds promised.
 
ISPs agree to graduated warnings for pirates 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Draft copyright infringement code published.
 
Telstra CEO David Thodey to retire 
Feb 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Replacement announced.
 
TPG puts FTTB plan back on sale 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Offers $70 monthly bundle.
 
iiNet edges closer to overtaking Optus 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Posts big jump in broadband customers.
 
Vodafone loses 46k customers 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Second half growth fails to stem exodus.
 
Aussie pirates could receive 'threatening' letters: DBC lawyers 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
‘Don’t wait for voluntary code’.
 
Abbott puts data retention cost at $400m  
By Paris Cowan | Feb 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
A “small price to pay” for national security.
 
iiNet attacks software used in Dallas Buyers Club piracy hunt 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants judge to wait until Government piracy code arrives.
 
Victoria re-signs Motorola data network deal for $41.5m 
By Paris Cowan | Feb 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
State’s 12 year-old emergency services partnership extended.
 
Blood tests sent to NBN Co to thwart tower plans 
By Ry Crozier | Feb 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Testing liability for health trends.
 
Windows 10 preview for smartphones released 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Release doesn't support top-of-the-line Windows Phone models.
 
Optus net profit drops despite user, services growth 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
700MHz spectrum buoys 4G coverage plans.
 
Telstra profits surge on mobile, cloud growth 
 
ACMA lobbies to reallocate regional 1800 MHz 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants apparatus licensees off the band.
 
Vodafone declares turnaround complete 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Focus for 2015 on innovation, growth.
 
NBN Co to punish high-volume satellite users 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Speed throttled to 128Kbps for a fortnight.
 
Verizon to sell wireline assets, towers for $19 billion 
Feb 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Signs deals with Frontier, American Tower.
 
Telstra cuts Ballarat office in half 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Restructure aimed at eliminating duplication.
 
Vocus offloads Kiwi network construction unit 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Sets up joint venture with Spark.
 
Telstra appoints new CIO 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Promotes cloud boss to top IT role.
 
Village Roadshow boosts donations amidst copyright crackdown 
By Allie Coyne | Feb 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
AEC lists contributions to political parties.
 
UK telco BT to pilot G.fast copper broadband 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Technology to complement FTTP.
 
AGD slammed for secrecy on data retention costs 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Data retention committee angry at being kept in the dark.
 
No rules for data destruction in retention scheme 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 30, 2015 | 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".
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