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Telcos back regulation of 'superfast' broadband networks

A number of telcos have endorsed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission moving to regulate non-NBN super-fast broadband networks that target residential end users.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 June, 2015 12:28

Tags: macquarie telecom, TPG, vdsl, Networking, national broadband network, Vocus, vdsl2, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telecommunications, Telstra, broadband, fibre to the basement, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Amaysim prepares for $207 million IPO

Amaysim yesterday lodged the prospectus for its initial public offering with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, with the telco hoping to raise $207 million.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 June, 2015 09:58

Tags: mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), amaysim, Telecommunications

Countdown begins for Australia's new website-blocking regime

In an entirely predictable show of bipartisanship, Labor and the Coalition last night in the Senate passed the government's copyright enforcement legislation.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 June, 2015 09:39

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Copyright legislation: Fears of scope creep for website-blocking regime

A bill designed to limit ISP subscribers' access to overseas-based websites that facilitate piracy will create the architecture of a "second Internet filter" in Australia, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 June, 2015 16:58

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

StartupAUS appoints first CEO

Peter Bradd has been appointed StartupAUS’ first CEO.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 17:27

Tags: startups, Fishburners, StartupAUS

Telstra to kill dial-up in December

Telstra’s remaining dial-up services will cease in December, the telco’s director, fixed broadband and bundles, revealed today.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 16:45

Tags: Networking, dial-up, broadband, Telstra

Letter sets out Dallas Buyers Club demands

Despite an attempt by lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC to keep them confidential, a draft letter and telephone script reveals how the owner of 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club intends to push for alleged pirates to settle with the company.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 14:18

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, iiDallas, piracy, copyright infringement

Greens call for delay of anti-piracy 'Internet filter'

The Australian Greens have called for Labor to support delaying a Senate debate on the government's anti-piracy bill.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 June, 2015 13:38

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Dallas Buyers Club won't reveal how much pirates will pay

Dallas Buyers Club LLC will be forced to submit to the Federal Court the methodology it intends to use to determine how much alleged movie pirates will have to pay to fend off a potential copyright suit.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 June, 2015 12:21

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, iiDallas, piracy, copyright infringement

How Bank of New Zealand developers got (really) close to customers

If you really want to know what customers think, why not go to where the customers are — and ask them? That was the thinking of Bank of New Zealand’s Nigel Manning and Eric Mattlin when they embarked on what they described as “the experiment”.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 June, 2015 08:30

Tags: software development, Bank of New Zealand, software developers, agile

Coalition, Labor vote for website-blocking bill

The government’s scheme to force ISPs to block websites linked to online piracy has come a step closer to fruition.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 June, 2015 20:48

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Cloud study reveals IaaS penetration in Australian businesses

Infrastructure-as-a-service is being used by over half of Australian organisations with 20 or more employees, according to research from Telsyte.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 June, 2015 14:34

Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, cloud computing

Empired wins $15m deal with InterOil

ASX-listed IT services provider Empired this morning announced it won a $15 million contract with Singapore-headquartered resources company InterOil.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 June, 2015 11:34

Tags: empired, Managed Services, InterOil

Data retention: Govt preparing to issue guidelines for telco grants

The government has indicated that guidelines for the grants program designed to help telco’s implement their data retention obligations are on their way, but will offer scant details on the precise timing of the scheme.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 June, 2015 08:20

Tags: data retention

iiNet shareholders to vote on TPG takeover next month

A meeting of iiNet shareholders will vote next month on whether to accept TPG’s takeover bid, after a Federal Court hearing on Friday afternoon.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 June, 2015 12:28

Tags: TPG, iiNet

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