CommsWire - 18 April 2017


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TPG shows it want to play with the big boys
TPG is a contradiction in terms, especially when one considers other players in the Australian telco space: it is both low-key and also very ambitious.

Inabox weighs in on industry dissatisfaction with data retention laws
Australia’s new data retention laws have been labelled as rubbish, and even anti-competitive, by wholesale telecommunications and IT services group Inabox.

IA’s Hurley wants COAG focus on ‘bipartisan’ NBN policy
Internet Australia has again called for an end to what it calls “the politics of the NBN” and urged politicians to get behind a new bipartisan broadband policy before it is too late.

EFA declares National Get a VPN Day
Marking the deadline for telecommunications and Internet service providers to comply with the Commonwealth Government's telecommunications metadata retention requirements, EFA and other online rights organisations declared 13 April to be ‘National Get a VPN Day’.

Mobile users switching providers more often: survey
Australia's mobile services market is becoming more competitive with 15% of subscribers switching providers in 2016, a survey by technology analyst firm Telsyte has found.

Vodafone makes strategic move on CeBIT
Vodafone has taken up a three-year sponsorship of CeBIT Australia as part of its moves to raise awareness of its latest Internet of Things (IOT) technology.

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