Giving customers the ability to switch telcos without having to go through the hassle of changing SIMs will be a massive wake-up call to the mobile telcos.
Millennials were raised on technology -- they never had to be taught. So if you really need someone to explain what it all really means, just ask Gen-Y geek Josh Taylor, and he'll blog about it (whenever he feels like it).
Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.
Quickflix and Foxtel are both unhappy about Australians using Netflix via VPNs, but even if Netflix stopped it, there's no indication that those customers would suddenly want to use their services.
Data retention will be a useful tool in a proposal from the content industry to get ISPs to match IP addresses connected to alleged infringers with customer accounts.
While the Australian government has yet to provide a set definition of "metadata" it wants telecommunications companies, this is what we know so far.
Why would content owners want to make their products more easily available when the Australian government appears to be focusing entirely on deterring and punishing users for copyright infringement?
If the Australian government is so concerned about websites "radicalising" young Muslims, but wants to avoid another internet filter controversy, we are returning to the unresolved tensions surrounding Section 313 notices.
The belief that Netflix coming to Australia will suddenly solve all online copyright infringement is idealistic at best, considering it will likely not have anywhere near as much content available as the US giant already has available.
There are hints in emails obtained by ZDNet that Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull may help soften any hard line copyright infringement schemes Attorney-General George Brandis wants to implement, and force companies to meet demands for fair pricing and availability
As the king of mobile, Telstra's Wi-Fi play is all about shoring up fixed line customers as the NBN continues to roll out.
As Prime Minister Tony Abbott winds his way through Asia signing off on various free-trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations continue in the background, edging closer to conclusion.