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CA, AMTA support Productivity Commission proposals on data use, availability

Vodafone to build Cyber Defence and Response Centre
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has partnered with Dimension Data and FireEye as part of a multimillion dollar five-year investment to build its first Cyber Defence and Response Centre (CDRC).

Don’t declare mobile roaming Fifield warns ACCC
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has weighed into the mobile services regulation debate, warning the ACCC in a letter that declaring domestic roaming could hamper private investment.

Remaining blocks in 700 Mhz spectrum to be sold
The Australian Communications and Media Authority will begin the process of auctioning off the remaining blocks of spectrum in the 700 MHz band next month.

Fiber Corp plans to offer 10Gbps speeds
Fibre optics provider Fiber Corp plans to disrupt the broadband market by offering speeds between 200Mbps and 10Gbps to high-rise residential and commercial developments in Sydney.

Government proposes $40m broadband levy on telcos for regional NBN rollout

Twitter alerts for Sydney rail commuters
Twitter Australia and the New South Wales public transport body, Transport for NSW, have teamed up to provide alerts about delays or disruptions on the Sydney suburban and inner-city rail networks.

RRRC pushes for better data, voice services after USO review

Nokia, Vodafone on track for Melbourne trains telecoms upgrade
The Victorian Government is considering a market-led proposal to upgrade telecommunications on Melbourne’s train system to improve services and provide better information for passengers.

Productivity Commission recommends scrapping of USO
Telstra could lose billions of dollars in payments if the Federal Government adopts recommendations by the Productivity Commission that the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation be scrapped.

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