New coalition to fight for ?fair-go? for comms services in rural, regional Australia

Mobile services ID checking requirements under review
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is undergoing public consultation on proposed regulatory changes aimed at improving the identity-checking requirements for prepaid mobile services.

MyRepublic takes up the Internet speed challenge with first offer
Singapore-based Internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic will officially launch in the Australian market next week with its first unlimited Internet data plans.

Adelaide aims to be ?smart?, Ten Gigabit city
The City of Adelaide has endorsed the development of a business case to build a Ten Gigabit Optical Fibre network to cover the CBD and North Adelaide areas of the South Australian capital.

Telcos want changes to proposed tax reforms for satellite services

Stop using Samsung Note7: OZ replacement stock from 21 September
Samsung Australia has confirmed that replacement stock of the Galaxy Note7 is coming to Australian customers from 21 September amid a US recall and airlines warning against Note7 use.

Ziggy found to have breached caretaker conventions

Optus moves to capture greater share of small business market; Telcos continue to help consumers with financial hardship problems: ACMA; Zinwave picks Adelaide as its home down under; Readify develops new emergency waiting times app for WA; Google faces massive EU fine for abuse of search monopoly; Entertainment companies bid to control content on web.

Vodafone to pay $594.3 million for spectrum; Telstra up in arms about Vodafone ?below market rate? spectrum buy offer; Optus launches VoLTE to major Australian cities; Telstra beefs up Asian network expansion with more investment; NBN Co crowdsources photos for next Sky Muster rocket; IA continues to beat the drum on site-blocking laws; Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?

Australia - Few players and not mavericks; NBN hits 2 million connections towards 2020 target of 8 million; ACMA considers more trialling of mobile phone jamming in prisons; Darkness in the Ukraine ? hackers turn the lights off; Asian business women recognition in Telstra business awards for first time; Macquarie Telecom announces Cyber Security Scholarship Winner.


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