The Police Federation of Australia has hit out at communications minister Stephen Conroy’s draft directive to the Australian Communications and Media Authority that it return to market the spectrum in the 700MHz band that remained unsold after the Digital Dividend auction
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Telstra has begun offering IPv6 support for its business ADSL services.
The federal government has backed down from data retention proposals following a parliamentary report examining telecommunications interception in Australia.
A parliamentary inquiry has recommended that any data retention laws should include provisions to protect privacy and provide oversight.
Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) have completed a 40Gbps upgrade to a fibre link connecting Sydney and North America.
Nearly 15,000 premises can now sign up for National Broadband Network (NBN) connections in Gungahlin, around 17km from Canberra.
Telstra breached a number of measures to protect it from gaining a commercial advantage over its wholesale customers, according to an ACCC report.
The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has sought input from his state and territory counterparts on whether the use of drones is adequately regulated.
Users can now sign up to 25/5Mbps speeds on fixed wireless for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
iiNet has paid a $102,000 infringement notice to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for failing to adequately display the minimum price on a bus advertisement.
Startups were pleased by communications minister Stephen Conroy's announcement that the government would conduct a review the tax rules governing employee share schemes, but have suggested the government can do more to aid fledgling tech companies.
Greens senator Scott Ludlam believes the US National Security Agency (NSA) has handed information it has collected from its PRISM system to the Australian government.
Sydney train customers can now use the Opal card for some train trips, with more than 4600 customers now signed up for Opal cards following a trial on trains which began nearly two weeks ago.
Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has defended the public’s right to privacy, but warned that privacy was not “absolute” following revelations about a US surveillance program called PRISM.
Internode has launched new bundled business plans starting from $79.95 per month on 24-month contracts.