Telecommunication

NBN Co's FTTB service now up and running

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Fibre-to-the-Building product launched officialy with around 2,000 premises now able to connect to the service.

Full fibre NBN deployment costs artificially inflated: NBN Co critic

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The cost of rolling out a fibre-to-the-premises NBN may not be as high as that posited by the Coalition government, according to University of Melbourne's emeritus professor Rod Tucker.

Why Hollywood shouldn't dictate telco policy

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Despite his previous strong stand on the issue, Malcolm Turnbull has given in to the Hollywood studios and introduced some of the most draconian copyright laws in the western world.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge release date revealed

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Samsung's flagship S6 and S6 edge smartphones coming to Australia next month.

Telstra boosts mobile data, adds free Presto

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Telco tackling Netflix and mobile rivals in one fell swoop with refreshed plans.

Missing the national Wi-Fi boat

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A lack of a government foresight and dithering by NBN Co has led to a missed opportunity to utilise the NBN as infrastructure of choice for nationwide Wi-Fi rollouts.

The man behind the TPG juggernaut

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An “old school businessman” with an unwavering eye for a deal; a “cost-cutter” who saves a dollar wherever he can; “loyal”; ­“focused”; “ruthless” - just a few terms used to describe the enigmatic boss of TPG Telecom.

BlackBerry posts surprise profit

by AP
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Smartphone and software maker's fourth quarter profit bounces but revenue slides 33 per cent.

Metadata and telcos: Get ready for casualties

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The Coalition's controversial data retention legislation has sailed through the parliament, and the telco industry has little time to reflect on its futile attempts to get clarity from Brandis & co.

Optus admits to huge privacy breaches

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Telco says it will conduct independent review of its information security systems after admitting to three separate incidents in 2014.

Telstra's eHealth push continues with Dr Foster buy

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Telco picks up British-based health analytics firm as part of its broader eHealth play.

Telstra to keep customer metadata in Australia

by AAP
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Telco moves to assure customers that any information it collects as part of the government's mandatory data retention regime will be safe.

Four more years for Vodafone and Nokia Networks

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Vodafone Hutchinson Australia and Nokia Networks extend managed services contract.

Turnbull to tackle pirates with new copyright bill

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Site blocking legislation to cost ISPs an estimated $130,825 per year.

Data retention costs in budget

by AAP
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Telcos will find out in budget how much govt will contribute for mandatory data retention costs.

Hackett's FTTN aversion: a weapon for NBN Co critics

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NBN Co director Simon Hackett's comments on the use of Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) tech for the NBN gives Malcolm Turnbull's critics useful ammunition.

Telstra and the illusion of telco competition

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The regulation of our fixed line communication networks has been a terrible failure and consumers deserve better.

Senators burn the midnight oil on metadata debate

by AAP
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Senate works overtime to consider amendments as Abbott government pushes hard to get its controversial regime across the line.

TPG chases Malone backing

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TPG Telecom reportedly seeks to allay public fears of founder of takeover target iiNet.

Malone laments the faceless telco industry

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iiNet founder and former chief executive rails against the $40 billion a year sector that no longer stands for anything.

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