TPG is facing a fight in its bid to take over rival ISP iiNet, with M2 Group launching a counter offer of AU$2.25 billion for the telco.
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ISPs and telcos that operate in Europe will have 24 hours to report data breaches under forthcoming regulations.
As privacy laws around the world start firming up, the extent of obligation required by Internet Service Providers and telcos in investigations has become increasingly debatable.
With the continuing consolidation of the Australian telco industry, it's a big gamble to start a new ISP, even in an NBN world.
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Two weeks ago, we discussed how buying iiNet could expand TPG's network reach by 40 per cent. But there are many more reasons why TPG should be taking a hard look at its competitor from the west.
Online movie rental giant Netflix has experienced runaway success in the US, but is the entertainment giant planning on a move down under?
The nation's biggest telco Telstra is considering dumping the email, blogging, photos and online storage platforms used by customers of its BigPond internet service provider (ISP) division and migrating customers to Microsoft's Windows Live platform.
Moves by internet service providers to call users whose computers are infected with malware could signal a boom for phone scammers.
South Australian internet service provider (ISP) Tardis Telecommunications has told one of its aged-care provider customers that it will need to terminate internet services to hundreds of elderly people because the broadband deal it had put in place wasn't as lucrative as it had first believed.
Internode's managing director Simon Hackett has said he understands that his company will lose customers to BigPond because the internet service provider's ADSL2+ broadband plans using Telstra ports continue to be more expensive than the telco's retail prices, but added that he isn't prepared to go broke selling plans lower than Telstra Wholesale's (TW) cost price.
A growing broadband clientele in Queensland has led Internode to open an office in the state's capital.
In the rush to stay ahead of the market, ISPs have jumped to 1TB monthly quotas and wireless ISPs seem to be cautiously inching in the same direction. But have we passed the point where practical usage meets marketing's pseudo-reality?
There are only "four and a half" meaningful players left in Australia's internet service provider (ISP) market, iiNet supremo Michael Malone said today, with companies like Primus and EFTel not relevant any more in terms of providing competition.
Shortly after former Alcatel-Lucent executive Mike Quigley stepped on board as the first employee and leader of the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) in mid-2009, a new term entered the lexicon of Australia's telecommunications sector: "retail service provider" or RSP.
Labor seems bent on an ever-more-stunning array of policies that are all but sure to lose the election this year — and compromise everything Rudd and Conroy have worked towards. Will their proposal to track and log Australians' every move lose the election — or has bad policy already lost it for them?
The chief executive of internet provider Exetel this afternoon described as a "nanny state gone totally insane" a Federal Government proposal which could potentially see telcos required to keep records of web browsing history, telephone calls and emails of their users.
These days there's very little difference between the services of one internet service provider (ISP) to the next. So where is the growth potential for today's ISP? Rather than thinking about expansion, should they be trying to protect themselves from content and application providers muscling in on their space?
Optus could slash hundreds of jobs this week to counter the effects of a likely economic downturn.
Botnet operators have become public enemy number-one as consumers, businesses and governments fall foul to identity theft, DDoS attacks and spam. Yet no one appears to be able to stop the spread of bots -- except maybe the media.
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