The Australian Communications and Media Authority has fined Primus Telecommunications and iSelect $8400 apiece for telemarketing services to consumers after they had withdrawn their consent. Dodo Services was formally warned for a similar offence.
Telstra residential and small business customers were the most vociferous complainants about phone and Internet issues in the last financial year, generating 82.528 complaints, a year-on-year increase of 7.7%, according to figures from the TIO released on Wednesday.
A Melbourne-based lawyer and business adviser says the new data breach notification law will not be the only one working to potentially internalise the costs of a breach.
NBN Co has announced NBN for Business, a service that will allow providers to offer up to 50 voice 'lines' to a location.
Australia's largest non-infrastructure based provider of telecommunications services, M2 Telecommunications (ASX: M2) has embarked on a radical shift of its business model by paying AUD$192m for Primus Australia - very much an infrastructure-based telco.
Primus has become the first retail service provider to be certified by NBN Co for direct integration of its systems with those of NBN Co, enabling it to automate order management, assurance and billing operations for services provided on the NBN to its end user customers.
Eftel (ASX: EFT) has released details of the NBN based services to be offered under its consumer brand, ClubTelco.
Primus' Australian business has turned in a solid performance on several fronts, despite reduced revenue in the fourth quarter of last year, and is a markedly changed organisation that has 'firmed its mark on the Australian marketplace in the last eight months,' according to the company's Aussie chief, Tom Mazerski.
Primus Telecom has won a contract from energy retailer Australian Power & Gas (ASX: APK) to provide an Australia-wide voice and data network.
Australian shoe retailer Payless Shoes has contracted Primus Telecom to provide an integrated voice and data network, including a network based EFTPOS and hosted services for its 232 stores and Sydney head office under a three year deal valued at $1m.
Communications Alliance and five of Australia's largest ISPs - Telstra BigPond, iiNet, Optus, iPrimus and Internode - have proposed an education-based notice scheme to combat online copyright infringement.
Primus Australia has launched two new calling plans - 'Passport Easy' for its own fixed line customers and 'Lingo 50 Countries' a VoIP service for any fixed broadband user - that offer unlimited international calls to standard fixed numbers in 50 countries including China, India, Israel, UK and the USA.
Primus has completed the first stage of its project to add Optical Transport Network capability to its fibre rings.
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