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Optus says data retention is 'workable'

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.

January 29, 2015 by

Telcos fear rushed data-retention laws

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.

October 7, 2014

Five Eyes Treasure Map surveys German telco networks: report

Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

September 14, 2014

Government surveillance requests to Telstra rise

As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.

August 31, 2014

China lets local telcos set own prices

Chinese government allows the country's three state-run telcos to determine their own pricing for mobile phones and services, as long as these are deemed fair and legal to customers.

May 12, 2014 by

Australian government to slash telco regulation

The Australian government has indicated that 1,000 pages of regulation in the Communications portfolio has been earmarked for removal in the government's first repeal Bill.

March 18, 2014

Coalition NBN must be a monopoly to survive: NBN Co

Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.

December 4, 2013 by

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