Telecommunication

Telstra's NBN migration plan gets the green light

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Telco given all clear by the Coalition government to lodge its revised migration plan with the ACCC.

Telstra readies T-Box replacement

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Telco reportedly working on a low-cost unit that will stream free content from BigPond Movies and Presto, but no room for Netflix.

Watchdogs and metadata: Brandis' data retention rush foments dissent

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The mandatory data retention regime fight is about to be joined in earnest this week and Attorney-General George Brandis best be prepared for a tussle.

Meet the geek's geek running Google's wireless shop

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Known in Silicon Valley as “the other Craig Barratt,” the former CEO of Atheros is on a mission to extend Google's reach via fibre, drones and satellites.

NBN's road to 'bare-minimum broadband'

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It's going to take a lot of hard work for the government to stay the course with the MTM NBN. Even if everything goes to plan, we are going to end up with a network that will barely meet the standard definition of broadband.

Google eyes wireless market with MVNO deal

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Google is preparing to sell wireless service directly to consumers, a move likely to prod the wireless industry to cut prices and improve speeds.

Sacrificing culture for cheap downloads

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While illegal downloads do not equate directly to lost sales and do create new audiences, these alternative income streams have their limits. Online piracy is killing our creative industries.

Telcos rail against rushed metadata costing

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Industry warns final costs of implementing the regime could be inaccurate given how little time service providers were given to submit their evaluation.

Optus boosts offerings with more data, calls

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Telco revamps prepaid offerings to add extra data, at least temporarily.

Telstra unleashes 100Gbps service on submarine cables

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Telco looks to deliver the connectivity and capacity needed to support market demand for larger bandwidth applications, including HD video and UHD TV.

Telstra turns on real-time video content management

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Telco showcases its video services capability with the launch of its IP-based professional video delivery platform Global Media Switch.

Melbourne start-up poaches former Google director

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Unlockd in hiring coup with former Google director joining as chairman.

The unintended consequence of NBN Co's FTTB lifeline

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NBN Co's new found confidence in connecting apartments to the NBN owes a lot to Malcolm Turnbull's carrier licence condition gambit. However, the telco industry isn't entirely pleased with the minister.

NBN rollout rules in greenfields 'problematic': ACCAN

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Peak communications consumer body urges government to charge property owners, rather than tenants, to pay for NBN connections in new developments.

Telstra's Pacnet pay-off

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Guaranteed a series of Alan Bond moments, cash-rich Telstra's latest buy could secure it pole position in some of the world’s most promising growth markets.

The Melbourne start-up turning heads in Vegas

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been one wild and potentially fruitful ride for Strone Technology.

BlackBerry denies Samsung takeover talk

by AFP
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Canadian smartphone maker denies it has been in any negotiations with Samsung.

Increased internet surveillance needed after Paris attacks: EU

by AFP
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ISPs urged to cooperate with governments in closely monitoring and, if necessary, removing online content "that aims to incite hatred and terror".

Australia continues to fall behind in broadband race

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Latest Akamai report ranks Australia 44th for average connection speeds, down three positions from the previous quarter.

TPG suspends fibre-to-the-basement product

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Telco puts its FTTB offering on ice as it navigates new regulatory framework put forward by the government. Shares slump four per cent.

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