The Australian government has offered to fund between less than half and one third of the estimated costs for telecommunications companies to store communications data for law enforcement.
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M1 reveals it handed over customer information to a Singapore law firm involved in a case of illegal movie downloads, while StarHub says it also has received similar orders to do so.
The CEOs of Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, iiNet, Macquarie Telecom, M2, and others have signed a letter demanding Australian Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull detail how much the government is willing to pay for the mandatory data-retention scheme.
Unapologetic about undercutting traditional telco revenues in SMS and voice with Facebook Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook can help mobile companies drive up revenue through increased data usage.
The telecommunications industry group the Communications Alliance has rejected claims from Australia's prime minister that mandatory data retention wouldn't be costly to the industry.
The Australian prime minister and the Australian Federal Police have urged the quick passage of the mandatory data-retention Bill, explaining that it will not be a financial burden for telcos and will assist with criminal investigations.
Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.
Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the country's population.
Telecommunications companies have argued that the period of mandatory data-retention in Australia should be less than two years, while law-enforcement agencies have indicated that they would like the data retained for as long as possible.
The Australian government's 2014 'Spring Repeal Day' could see the removal of the Australian communication watchdog's unwarranted data request disclosure and reporting requirements.
Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said he is scared that the Australian government may be rushing in its attempts to force telcos to retain customer data for up to two years.
Singapore telco and IT security vendor unveil partnership to build security monitoring facilities in Singapore and Sydney, including "data stores" to address data sovereignty concerns.
Sweden's telecoms operators have stopped collecting subscriber data despite the country's data retention laws remaining in force.
The French telco is planning legal action to discover whether or not the NSA intercepted its customer data.
Australian telco signs BMC Software as it eyes more US vendors wanting to cut cloud latency and ensure data soverignty through locally-hosted SaaS.
Firms are responding to changes in consumer attitudes by implementing systems of engagement. Such systems need to understand mobile user behavior in real-time at a very high level of detail, and guess who is sitting on piles and piles of this? Telecom CSPs.
Micromax inks strategic partnership with Aircel to drive data growth in India, which the telco believes will showcase the benefits of 3G to smartphone buyers and drive adoption.
Teradata’s churn-prediction success at T-Mobile shows value of big-data insight from correlating structured and unstructured operational data – but be careful where you store it all.
ISPs and telcos that operate in Europe will have 24 hours to report data breaches under forthcoming regulations.
The Singapore telco is rolling out technology that will help scale video downloads to fit the resolution and screen size of mobile devices, conserving data and bandwidth needed.
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