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  • ACMA sets final rules for telcos installing NBN

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on Monday unveiled a final set of new rules requiring telecommunications service providers to help their customers move more easily to the NBN.

    Written by Byron Connolly23 July 18 16:28
  • Government security breaches decrease: report

    Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 July 15 11:40
  • RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

    Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.

    Written by Adam Bender10 Sept. 14 15:34
  • More than 6k Australians duped by Koler Android ransomware: report

    Android ransomware, which displays a message that claims to be from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and other local law enforcement authorities, has affected 6,223 Australians since May 2014, according to research by Kaspersky Lab.

    Written by Hamish Barwick29 July 14 10:35
  • Mobile calls to 1800 numbers made free – why not 1300?

    The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is praising the telecommunications industry for making mobile calls to 1800 numbers free of charge from January 2015, but says the same deal needs to be made for 1300 numbers.

    Written by Hamish Barwick01 July 14 10:36
  • Gosford Council gets fibre NBN over power poles

    Gosford City Council has sidestepped the high cost of connecting to the national broadband network (NBN) by using a dark fibre network strung along electrical power poles.

    Written by Byron Connolly27 May 14 15:00
  • Telstra breached privacy of over 15k customers: Privacy Commissioner

    An investigation by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has concluded that Telstra breached three National Privacy Principles (NPPs) after 15,775 phone numbers, names and home addresses contained in spreadsheets were found online via a Google search in May 2013.

    Written by Hamish Barwick11 March 14 10:59
  • More Australians working from home: ACMA

    An estimated 5.6 million Australians aged 18 years and over used the Internet to work from home this year according to new research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

    Written by Hamish Barwick16 Oct. 13 13:05
  • Cloud requires data protection rethink: ACMA

    The growth of cloud computing may mean an update to regulations protecting Australians’ personal data is required, according to Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) chairman, Chris Chapman.

    Written by Adam Bender02 July 13 14:49
  • Public safety gets class licence for 4.9 GHz

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has assigned 50 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9GHz band to public safety agencies.

    Written by Adam Bender06 June 13 14:09
  • ACMA mulls 'coherent regulatory framework' for NFC

    The rise of near field communications (NFC) may require updated regulation, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in a report released today.

    Written by Adam Bender05 June 13 13:19
  • BYOD 'a privilege, not a right': Fairfax

    Fairfax, Toyota and an Australian government agency described limited bring-your-own-device (BYOD) rollouts in a panel at the CeBIT Enterprise Mobility conference in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender30 May 13 13:05