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When too much is not enough – opposition grows to Telstra’s ‘insatiable appetite’; US Commerce Secretary pledges open Internet; Pacnet deploys Network-as-a-Service at NSW Government data centre; ECONOMUSE The problems of transitional pricing; Google part of $500 million investment; 100G Europe India Gateway cable upgrade.

Gorilla ‘didn’t leak’ – Telstra; Telstra’s submission to the ACCC’s Fixed Line Services Final Access Determination (Summary); Vodafone launches new business plans; and teams up with Spotify; Graeme Samuel to give Charles Todd Oration; Gigamon ‘de-risks’ network transformation.

OPINION Telstra cries poor – NBN is hurting us!; intabank partners with Megaport; Are video calls making Aussies vain?; Wi-Fi Alliance upgrades Passpoint; and Ruckus expands Hotspot products; ICANN appoints compliance officer; Global Payments finalises Ezidebit purchase.

iiNet makes the case against data retention; Telstra makes 1800 calls from mobiles free; Neelie Kroes fires a parting shot – loosen up; Cloud slowing on-premise unified comms; Australians hate to pay for apps; Southern Cross University goes with Huawei.

COVER STORY Split Telstra, says Optus; OPINION Everybody’s wrong except me, says Turnbull; Government mandates cloud computing; Telstra completes $1 billion share buy-back; CA submits revised TCP Code to ‘streamline will customer information requirements’ ; iiNet makes the case against data retention ; OPINION Telstra makes 1800 calls from mobiles free; Australian broadband downloads pass an exabyte every three months ; Advent One deploys Brocade ; Fibre to the what? A short introduction to deep-fibre FTTdp; Optus to build cyber security centre; and big expansion for Optus 4G network; Telstra signs Indian connectivity deal with Tata; Swinburne and Cisco in IoT collaboration; Australia's 6000 mobile black spots identified; Cinenet to expand to Equinix ME1 data centre; NetComm signs M2M deal with Wyless; Neelie Kroes fires a parting shot – loosen up; Cloud slowing on-premise unified comms; Australians hate to pay for apps; Singapore NBN takes shape; First URLs for Melbourne’s domain name; Many Cisco products affected by Bash bug; NEC wins SA Government network contract; Linux Foundation backs NFV project; and Ericsson releases Bowser and OpenWebRTC as open source; Enterprise security ‘becoming harder’; Southern Cross University goes with Huawei.

Split Telstra, says Optus; OPINION Everybody’s wrong except me, says Turnbull; Government mandates cloud computing; Advent One deploys Brocade; Fibre to the what?; A short introduction to deep-fibre FTTdp.

Australian broadband downloads pass an exabyte every three months; Optus and SingTel to build cyber security centre; and big expansion for Optus 4G network; Telstra signs Indian connectivity deal with Tata; Cinenet to expand to Equinix ME1 data centre; Swinburne and Cisco in IoT collaboration; Australia's 6000 mobile black spots identified; NetComm signs M2M deal with Wyless.

Telstra completes $1 billion share buy-back; CA submits revised TCP Code to ‘streamline will customer information requirements’; Singapore NBN takes shape; First URLs for Melbourne’s domain name Melbourne is only the third city in the world - after London and New York –; Linux Foundation backs NFV project; Many Cisco products affected by Bash bug; Ericsson releases Bowser and OpenWebRTC as open source; NEC wins SA Government network contract; Enterprise security ‘becoming harder’.

NBN product roadmap shows FTTN retail still nine months away; OPINION Vertigan cops a drubbing – and rightly so; Broadband around the world – report from the Netherlands; Consumers want fast online shopping; ACCC will not oppose Expedia buying Wotif; Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise division to China; ACMA tells telcos to play by the rules.

COVER STORY VERTIGAN AND THE RESPONSE; Vertigan says split up the NBN and sell it off; Broadband around the world – report from the Netherlands; NBN product roadmap shows FTTN retail still nine months away; OPINION Vertigan cops a drubbing – and rightly so; Australia’s surveillance future –data retention, more powers for ASIO, less oversight; Berners-Lee argues for open – but private – web; Government acting like Big Brother – Greens; Business backs data retention – with oversight; OPINION 1 Government can tap the entire Australian Internet; OPINION 2 Anti-terror laws are working – so why do we need data retention?; Telstra’s Wi-Fi nation takes shape; ACCC will not oppose Expedia buying Wotif; ACMA tells telcos to play by the rules; and Zen Telecom fined for faking Telstra link; SingTel denies dodging Australian tax; Australian mobile advertising booming; Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise division to China; Consumers want fast online shopping; Mobiles still replacing landlines; Apple joins 5G group; as Vodafone does Dresden 5G deal; and NTT establishes 5G research lab; Vodafone revamps prepaid offerings; Oracle expands cloud platform; Digital the new battleground for banks; ITU unites against counterfeiters; Cisco extends cloud alliance; OPINION Telstra’s iPhone 6 plans are too expensive; Melbourne man guilty of taxi jamming; Allied Telesis's latest switches stack up; Mike Quigley on FTTN versus FTTdp; Central payments hub goes live; Half IT shops aren't storing all valuable data; Queensland Rail selects Tait; Harbour IT becomes part of Canon; Dodo plays Fetch; INTERVIEW Huawei Australia chairman John Lord

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