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ACMA to use s313 to block illegal offshore gambling sites

Image: Juan R Velasco, Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned it is set to get the nation’s ISPs to block offshore gambling sites that are in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. “The ability to have ISPs block illegal websites will be a valuable ...

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Optus is the new ACCC NBN speed report king

The latest installment of the broadband speed-monitoring report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has landed, and along with it, Optus has taken the speed crown from TPG. In the report, only three ISPs were able to increase the bandwidth percentage delivered during busy periods compared to the ...

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SK Telecom to end 2G services

Telecommunication tower with dish and mobile antenna on mountains at sunset sky background, toned Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto SK Telecom has filed a request to South Korea’s IT ministry to end its 2G services, the telco said late Thursday. The Ministry of ICT and Science said it would process the request ...

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M2 formally warned by ACMA after shifting customer without consent

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has kicked off Wednesday morning by clipping almost a dozen Australian telcos around the ear. Most egregious was M2 Commander, which was formally warned for transferring a customer’s service without their consent, following an unsolicited phone call from M2’s sales ...

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Render taking Australian fibre know-how to the States

Image: Ross Kummer, Getty Images/iStockphoto Despite Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) turning its back on a mostly all-fibre network long ago, one Australian company has been able to take the knowledge from that time to the world. Co-founded by former NBN head of construction Dan Flemming alongside Biarri Networks co-founder Joe ...

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