NBN plan welcomed, but more information wanted; NBN: 9.5 mill premised by 2018 feasible or an empty promise?; Mobile roaming charges: shock research; Optus beats rival TPG and iiNet for Netflix speed; Melbourne beachgoers to enjoy free wi-fi; Yahoo?s new email app marks 18 years of email service.

NBN promises 9.5 million connections by 2018 in new plan; Melbourne City Loop phone coverage now activated; AR wearable computing glasses to replace smartphones and tablets; Nokia merger to create: $900 million cost synergies, 5G Labs; Adtran, Comptel collaborate on broadband; Telstra TV streamer coming 27 October for $109; Telstra, ISGM seal new deal.

Telco coalition slams Telstra over reaction to drop in access charges; Greg Adcock exiting NBN; NBN rollout ramping up but a broken promise is a broken promise; Platform-as-a-Service adoption on the rise; Nexon partners with Alcatel-Lucent on enterprise cloud services; The expanded arrangement means that effective on Wednesday, Nexon began offering businesses the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud (OTEC) communications technologies in Australia.; Vodafone?s going Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, in December, to postpaid customers initially on the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5.; UltraServe hits a high note with Aussie, global sales.

2015 review of broadband pricing; COMMENT: We shouldn?t stop at already out of date MTM; Dubber seals deal with UK?s The Voice Factory; First loss in 30 years for Australia Post as letter service declines; Data breaches a growing threat to mobile payments.

NBN launches FTTN service to RSPs, rollout to accelerate; MyNetFone claims Aussie first with Internet plan for renters; Chinese iTunes security breach described as worst hack in history; Skype outage being fixed, focus on restoring full service; ACCAN welcomes Sen Mitch Fifield as new Comms Minister.

Turnbull makes sweeping changes, appoints unknown Mitch Fifield as Communications Minister; NBN Watch: Rollout slower than ever; Service Stream awarded five year agreement with nbn ; NBN Co launching FTTN product to RSPs today; Aussie homes to online classrooms; Ericsson, HP get together on mobile networking; MyCloud is your Cloud

IA calls on Turnbull and Opposition to scrap Data Retention
Internet Australia has put the pressure on the federal government and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Labor Opposition, with a call for the Data Retention Act to be scrapped completely.

September a big month for Australian bush says Morrow; Most countries not going all fibre says Morrow; Telstra launches VoLTE calling and world-1st Cat 11 600Mbps-capable device; Ericsson shows off 16A Software behind Telstra?s Cat 11 600Mbps network; Telstra adds new ?Trader Voice? solution to financial trading portfolio; Boost Mobile gets 4G boost well before Telstra MVNOs.

Turnbull as PM may see NBN shift back to FttP: Ovum; ?Fast track? the NBN, Internet Australia tells Turnbull; Cairns to Perth connection an ?Australian first? says Optus; Australia?s Dept of Defence re-imagines military social media; Spark responds to spike in demand for broadband services; Smartphone sales ? a two horse race but Android is ahead.

ACMA?s 1800MHz November 2015 auction: applications open; Vodafone offers monthly instalment payment plan for smartphones; Ericsson to acquire Envivio in multi-million dollar deal; ACMA hits 24 telcos with warnings for code breach; ACCC completes broadband performance monitoring pilot; Major mobile operators release iPhone 6S plans.


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