Posts Tagged ‘IT News’

Huawei unveils $2b British expansion

Capitalise on 4G move. Chinese network equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies is set to invest $US2 billion ($A1.92 billion) expanding its operation in Britain, creating about 700 new jobs over the next five years. Founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei outlined Huawei’s plan on Tuesday, when he also met Prime Minister David Cameron. “The UK is […]

Australians using BitTorrent less: study

Are iiTrial, content convenience to blame? Use of BitTorrent and peer-to-peer filesharing services in Australia has fallen to its lowest level in four years, a new study by the Swinburne University of Technology has found. The report (pdf), part of a biannual survey of 1001 respondents on internet use in Australia, found that while use […]

iPhone 5 to launch with Aussie LTE

Samsung hints at new legal blocks. See all pictures here » The much-awaited iPhone 5 will be compatible with Australian LTE networks when it touches down in Australia later this month, Apple has confirmed. The consumer electronics giant unveiled the sixth-generation smartphone this morning, offering a thinner but taller, 4in form factor, as well as […]

US to launch six-strikes copyright system this year

Australia looks at similar system. The United States looks set to go ahead with a graduated response system for ISPs to discourage illegal file sharing, after several delays. Originally set to launch in December 2011, and then in June this year, the Copyright Alert System is now reportedly set to come into effect at the […]

NSW drivers cop 47,000 mobile phone fines

In just one year. NSW Police issued 46,667 infringement notices last year alone to motorists caught using a mobile device while driving. The force revealed the figure today as it reported on its latest compliance operation this year, which netted another 831 motorists using phones over the course of a single day. Operation Compliance 4 […]

Huawei fears further blocks

Urges legislative caution on national security reforms. Huawei has warned against proposed legislation that could preclude companies from participating in public and private networking projects throughout Australia. Huawei Australia chairman, Admiral John Lord, told a joint parliamentary committee hearing today that proposals to change national security and telecommunications legislation could block the vendor, or potentially […]

Telcos call for clarity on data retention scheme

$500-700 million potential cost to implement. Internet service providers have called for more meaningful discussions with Federal Government agencies on the data to be captured and hold under a proposed data retention regime. The regime, included in a discussion paper released by the Attorney-General’s Department last month, has been the subject of closed-door negotiations between […]

iiNet plans 4G launch

Backs onto Optus retail. iiNet has unveiled plans to launch 4G services in the coming months on the back of Optus’ recently launched Long Term Evolution network. The Perth-based service provider claimed it was the first MVNO to sign a wholesale agreement with Optus to resell Optus LTE services. “It makes sense for us to […]

iiNet 4G customers miss out on Freezone

Hobbled wholesale product. iiNet will become the fourth Australian service provider to launch 4G mobile broadband services in a “couple of weeks” but the company says its initial service will be slightly hobbled. Chief product officer Stephen Harley told iTnews that the company would be unable to offer customers on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) […]

TPG unveils unlimited NBN plan

Updated: First off blocks with all-you-can-eat fibre. TPG has confirmed plans to offer unlimited quotas over the National Broadband Network in coming weeks, closing months of speculation on the low-cost service provider’s intentions for fibre-connected premises. The ISP will initially offer a single plan with unlimited downloads for $69.99 per month at the network’s base […]

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