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ANALYSIS     Astounding finding – NBN cost not worth benefit
The long awaited Vertigan cost benefit analysis of the NBN has found that Labor’s version was a waste of money, while the Coalition’s offers much better value. Wow!

ANALYSIS     Data retention debate to reignite this week
Tomorrow the Parliamentary Committee into national security will table its delayed report, with the Government still trying to keep details of its metadata demands secret.

Thodey warns call centre jobs will go
Telstra boss David Thodey has told ABC radio that he believes the company’s call centre jobs will be gone in five years, replaced by online interaction.

iiNet breaks the billion dollar barrier –but ‘furious’ about NBN delays; Spark kind of bright in New Zealand; NBN congratulates self on first FTTN user; Turnbull on the future of newspapers; Victoria introduces sexting laws; Chromecast boosts Presto.

COVER STORY - THE NBN WARS CONTINUE – BY PROXY; Scales assertions ‘incorrect’, says Tucker; In support of a fibre to the premises NBN; ANALYSIS - Turnbull talks up Telstra’s NBN plans; ECONOMUSE - Hobson’s choice with NBN Co pricing; NBN congratulates self on first FTTN user

Scales assertions ‘incorrect’, says Tucker; In support of a fibre to the premises NBN; Now Vodafone goes with Ericsson; Telstra warns on scams; Life in the smart lane – connected device usage reaches new high; FRITZ!Box goes VDSL2 with new modem/router.

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone hit with class action on late fees; Tablet sales decline, but Android outsells iPad; Microsoft Azure goes down worldwide; Warren & Brown build Vietnamese FTTH pilot; Telstra expands unified comms globally; Vodafone gives visitors to NZ a 4G boost.

Telstra renews Ericsson deal to support SDN; Telstra has confirmed Ericsson as its continued supplier for optical transport; Dead as a Dodo; Impossible to cost data retention, says iiNet; Australian IT managers unaware of privacy laws; Samsung buys its way into IoT market; MobileMuster wants your old phones.

ANALYSIS Turnbull talks up Telstra’s NBN plans; ECONOMUSE Hobson’s choice with NBN Co pricing; Review of 27 GHz licensing arrangements; Big increase in regional Australians online; Internet usage in Australia by region.

Telstra shares hit 12 year high
Telstra shares closed at $5.56 yesterday, on the back of solid financial results and a positive outlook. They were last that high in 2002.

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