Telco/ISP News & Opinions

Optus to kill off 2G mobile services 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 11 hours ago | Comment Now 
Network closure set for 1 April 2017.
 
Sensis publishes hundreds of silent numbers online 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Telstra partner blamed as 230 unlisted numbers land in White Pages.
 
NBN to spend $40m training 4500 network workers 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Experienced telco techies sought to mentor younger workers.
 
Telstra handles 246 law enforcement data requests a day 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Latest transparency report shows increase in requests for user data.
 
Facebook finishes 42 metre internet delivery drone 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Connecting the last 10 percent of the world's population.
 
iiNet shareholders vote yes to TPG takeover 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Majority support for under-scrutiny deal.
 
Vocus' next target: Telstra and Optus' customers 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
Win one battle, onto the next.
 
Optus joins telco fury over govt wholesale access intervention 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
TPG wants cheaper copper now to compete with NBN.
 
Telco rivals slam govt intervention in Telstra price decision 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Call on Turnbull to drop submission to ACCC inquiry.
 
Turnbull's dept backs Telstra in ACCC price fight 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
10 percent wholesale price drop would hurt sector, NBN.
 
High-risk denial of service flaw found in Juniper network gear 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Customers asked to patch against JunOS vulnerability.
 
Telstra, telcos fume over new security reforms 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Angry at yet more legislative burden, cost.
 
Vodafone still struggling as half-year losses grow 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
Coupled with falling customer numbers.
 
Turnbull floats new migration policy for service class zero premises 
 
ISPs cry out for extension to data retention deadline 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Concerns obligations will put small providers at risk.
 
Telco fraud investigator arrested for fraud 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Allegedly gave out free mobile phones, embezzled cash.
 
ATO rolls out Australian-first voice biometrics 
By William Maher | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
No more security questions on the phone.
 
NextDC offers on-demand virtual exchange 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
AXON Systems will be provider-neutral.
 
Megaport targets seven cities in $10m US expansion 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Hopes to recover operating expenses within 12 months.
 
iiNet wins Tasmanian govt internet contract 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
First deal awarded under Tasmania’s NTIII program.
 
Telstra to hike line rental, call prices 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Network investments blamed for price increases.
 
DDoS attack downs iiNet services 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lengthy weekend outage.
 
ACMA slaps CSP for tricking customers into phone deals 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Clients told they would receive a discount from their existing carrier.
 
SpeedCast buys NewSat teleport sites for $12m 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Acquisition rescues 20 jobs from sinking satellite provider.
 
Telstra to boost mobile investment to $5bn 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Will increase 4G coverage to 2.5 million km2.
 
M2 buys majority stake in Aggregato Global 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Makes "puzzling" $4.9m investment in calling card operator.
 
Perth asks ISPs to set up public transport wi-fi for free 
 
Major Vodafone network upgrade goes live 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
New Ericsson network switched on ahead of VoLTE rollout.
 
Nokia Networks testing drones for cell site optimisation 
 
Rural dwellers employ elaborate setups for internet 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Review submissions raise satellite concerns.
 
Hardware failure hits iiNet broadband, 3G data 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mobile broadband data services affected throughout Australia.
 
Telstra takes Warrnambool fire lessons to more sites 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Completes all recommendations from 2013 review.
 
iiNet is 'over the hump' of Netflix slowdowns 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
More network improvements to be rolled out by the end of August.
 
'Rare' Telstra lattice tower beats heritage listing 
By Ry Crozier | Jul 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Future of 50m-high ‘Meccano set’ in the balance.
 
Telstra's health tech service goes live  
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jul 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Offers remote and rural patients access to GPs.
 
NBN to offer TV connections through fibre for greenfields 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Ditching aerials to come at a cost.
 
VentraIP buys hosting company IntaServe 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Looking for more acquisitions.
 
Optus set to be first with voice over wi-fi 
By Andrew Colley | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Telstra 'looking closely'.
 
NBN lumped with new data sharing rules despite opposition 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Govt seeks to limit Telstra advantage.
 
TIO chief Cohen calls it quits 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Leaves for Vic govt role.
 
Amcom CEO resigns 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Departure made official today.
 
Telstra faces a 10 percent wholesale price drop 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Decision to avoid "absurd" pricing for copper stragglers.
 
Brandis hits telcos with new security reforms 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Civil penalties for those who don't comply.
 
Telstra's Air wi-fi network goes private 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Tuesday launch only for home broadband customers.
 
ACMA slaps Southern Phone over privacy breach 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Almost 4000 customers affected.
 
Vocus, Amcom prod TPG in new ad campaign 
 
Turnbull's NBN gets ACCC green light 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wholesale HFC offering on track for 2016 launch.
 
AGD attacked by ISPs over data retention confusion 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Tight deadlines imposed despite ongoing uncertainty.
 
Optus misses out on mobile blackspot funding  
By Andrew Sadauskas, Paris Cowan | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
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.
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