Data retention to ?fight terrorism?The Government has announced controversial legislation mandating data retention for telecommunications companies. It is part of a $630 million boost to security agencies.
6th August 2014
OPINION ?Independent? review criticises NBN?s birthThe Scales report into the original development and planning process for the NBN was tabled yesterday. It is not kind to the former government or to the ACCC. Turnbull to keynote ACMA RadComms forumMinister for Communications Malcom Turnbull will head the speaker line-up at this year?s RadComms conference, which will focus on spectrum allocation.
5th August 2014
ANALYSIS NewSat in disarray, blames everybody elseAustralian satellite operator NewSat is not a happy place. Its shares are plummeting, three directors have resigned, and analysts are panning it. It wasn?t meant to be like this. Mint Wireless doubles revenues ? and lossesMobile payments company Mint Wireless has boosted revenues, but is still burning money.
4th August 2014
Turnbull defends ISP piracy plan ? and says content owners need to lift their gameCommunications Minister Malcom Turnbull has defended the Government?s plans to make ISPs police the actions of their customers.? Australia?s ?app economy? is boomingA new report says that Australia?s ?app economy? of mobile device developers and their support staff is one of the country?s fastest growing employment sectors.
1st August 2014
COVER STORY ? THE GREAT PIRACY DEBATE ? Government releases piracy discussion paper ?to greatly differing responses? OPINION When anti-piracy laws are anti-consumer laws? The industry response ? Comms Alliance? The copyright owners? response ? Foxtel? The consumer advocate?s response ? Choice ? The politician?s response ? the Greens
1st August 2014
NBN Co and Ericsson extend wireless agreement to satellitesNBN Co and Ericsson Australia have signed a four-year contract to deliver fixed wireless and satellite services to regional and rural Australia.
31st July 2014
Vodafone reallocates spectrum for big 4G push; Amcom signs ?biggest? Cisco deal with UoM; ACMA launches website for wireless mic users; SDN to ?take over the data centre?; Nokia trials 4G for TV broadcasting; ANALYSIS One billion smartphones will ship this year.
30th July 2014
A NBN will pick its own cherries from SeptemberRollout data from Telstra shows that NBN fibre to the basement services to some apartment buildings will begin as early as September. Choice slams anti-piracy paperConsumer group Choice says the leaked Government ?Online Copyright Infringement? discussion paper fails to deal with the real causes of piracy.
29th July 2014
CommsWire 28 July 2014 ANALYSIS Vodafone numbers down again, but less clarityVodafone Group has stopped reporting separately on its 50/50 Australian subsidiary in its quarterly financial report ? just as things were looking up.
28th July 2014
CommsWire 25 July 2014 Latest FAD consultation process beginsThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a discussion paper on pricing for the regulated fixed line services supplied using Telstra?s copper network. OwnFone puts braille buttons on mobilesA mobile phone with personalised braille buttons has gone on sale in Australia.
25th July 2014