The UK government is looking to extend the maximum jail term and also the time limit for prosecutions for abusive online communications from six months to three years.
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New legislation is being passed at high speed in an attempt to stymie changes that force UK communications companies to store data on all their customers' communications.
Telco provider, Lycamobile, has charged customers mobile call rates for fixed-line calls, according to the Australian communications and media watchdog, ACMA.
Telstra will appeal a judgment handed down by the Federal Court that saw Australia's largest telco lose out to the ACCC, Vocus Communications and several iiNet subsidiaries.
The Communications Alliance has asked the Australian government to review the telco-funded consumer lobby organisation ACCAN as part of its red tape reduction review.
The FCC chairman defended that the communications regulator is on the side of creators and innovators, not telco giants.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed the news of Australia's tech startup darling Atlassian planning a move to list in the UK.
The telco is back to working on an alternative after its "all-in-one communications app", LoopMe, was scrapped following legal complications in Israel ahead of its scheduled launch this month.
The telco has been helping local and Australian intelligence agencies tap communications on SEA-ME-WE-3, a major undersea cable carrying Internet traffic between Singapore and Perth, according to Sydney Morning Herald.
The telco plans to upgrade its communications network and create 25,000 jobs over the next five years, funded by proceeds from the sales of its assets.
The government, via its state-owned telco BSNL and a massive investment fund, will build mobile towers in nine states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) and without communications coverage.
UPDATED: Despite a strong hold of the worldwide public sector market, the UK government doesn't believe the latest BlackBerry 10 software is safe enough for secure communications. For now, the only modern day smartphone capable of government use in the UK is the iPhone.
Korean telco KT Corp said it reported LG Uplus to the Korea Communications Commission for adding subscribers illegally despite ongoing suspension.
The telco now says it will have covered two-thirds of the UK with fibre connectivity by the spring of 2014, not the end of 2014 as it said a year ago, and not the end of 2015 as was the original plan.
Wikipedia co-founder Wales has come out against the UK government's draft Communications Data Bill, while inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee has raised concerns about legislation that allows the government to gather data on its citizens.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has finally agreed to register the telco industry's new consumer protection code.
The cost involved in a fibre-to-the-premises rollout for all UK residences is unnecessary as existing technologies can be extended for faster download speeds in the future, the telco says
Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed the competition watchdog's pending approval of the $800 million deal between Optus and NBN Co that sees the telco shut down its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network, and move customers onto the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has begun recruiting talent from top universities in an attempt to tighten up cyber-security within the United Kingdom.
The UK -- according to reports -- is to follow suit with its American cousins in H.R. 1981, by aiming to force ISPs and phone companies to retain communications data for one year.
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