Displaying items by tag: Mitch Fifield

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:55

Remaining blocks in 700 Mhz spectrum to be sold

The Australian Communications and Media Authority will begin the process of auctioning off the remaining blocks of spectrum in the 700 MHz band next month.

The federal government is piloting a new classification tool designed to streamline the process of classifying Netflix content and to make it easier for programmes to become available to Australian audiences.

Published in Government Tech Policy

More than one million premises are now ready for connection to the National Broadband Network via the fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network as NBN Co speeds up the rollout across the country.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government has accepted the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) requiring emergency services to use commercial mobile networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government is repealing telecommunications anti-competitive laws originally imposed nearly 20 years ago to support the development of competition in the telecommunications sector.  

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia’s Laurie Patton says the latest financial and performance report on the National Broadband Network shows that Australians want high speeds for their broadband services and he has again called for a review of the federal government’s strategy for the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Pauline Hanson, now a member of the Senate’s Joint Standing Committee for the National Broadband Network, has written to Communications Minister Mitch Fifield seeking his support for a 90km fibre optic link to Norfolk Island from the Hawaiki Cable that will link Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Hawaii.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

On Thursday, the NBN Co launched the second of two satellites that will be used to provide broadband access in some regions of Australia where other technologies cannot be used.

Published in Open Sauce

A modern Triple Zero Emergency Call Service utilising the latest technologies will be implemented nationally, with the federal government calling for expressions of interest for operators to take over the contract to provide “enhanced” services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:22

NBN Co launches second Sky Muster satellite

The NBN Co's second Sky Muster satellite launch took place this morning after being put off by a day due to bad weather.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 30 September 2016 18:04

Ziggy gets another three years as NBN Co chairman

Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed as chairman of NBN Co and a non-executive director of the board for three more years.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 01:21

Barangaroo gets new Internet of Things network

A new Internet of Things (IoT) community network has been launched at Barangaroo in Sydney as part of the inaugural Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) "State of the Nation" workshop.

Published in Internet of Things

Controversy and questions about broadband speed and performance aside, NBN Co, the company building the National Broadband Network, has today released its 2016 financial results and says it has exceeded connection and financial targets for the ninth consecutive quarter. And, the project is “on track”, with the NBN footprint now extended to 2.9 million premises, with 1.1 million connected.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Politicians will always grasp at any straw to bolster their claims that they, and their initiatives, are the best and brightest in the land. Or at times across the globe.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia’s new Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner received nearly 200 serious cyberbullying complaints, conducted more than thousands of investigations into online child sexual abuse content and educated more than 59,000 students across Australia through virtual classrooms in its first 12 months of operation.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Labor Senator Stephen Conroy wants an immediate end to the investigation by the Australian Federal Police into NBN document leaks and has called for the resignation of NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski over raids on his office.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 22:16

NBN coming to Macedon Ranges in Victoria

A total of 8700 premises in the Macedon Ranges, Woodend, Gisborne and surrounds are now "a step closer" to getting NBN access with FTTN work having started.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government claims Labor's NBN policy for the July 2 election, announced on Monday, is based on "two great deceits".

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian federal election campaign has just crossed the halfway mark but one topic both major parties seem eager to avoid is the national broadband network.

Published in Open Sauce

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton thinks Mitch Fifield, the Minister for Communications, missed an opportunity while election campaigning in his hometown of Ballarat last week to engage with the city’s burgeoning digital and ICT community.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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