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Turnbull slams NBN Co satellite deal

Malcolm Turnbull has condemned as "wasteful" NBN Co's $620 million contract with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) for the construction of two satellites to deliver broadband to remote areas of Australia.

Department of families offloads surplus ICT assets

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is seeking tenders for a partner to dispose of surplus ICT assets, including desktops PCs, printers, servers, mobile phones and other telecommunications gear.

IPv6 adoption increases 1900 per cent in 12 months

Results of an IPv6 census have revealed the proportion of zones — part of the domain name hierarchy that can be delegated to others — under .com, .net and .org supporting IPv6 increased by 1900 per cent in the last 12 months.

Optus offers FetchTV as 'MeTV'

Optus has partnered with FetchTV to offer the latter's IPTV product, with Optus mobile phone and fixed-line customers now able to purchase 'MeTV with fetch' services from $9.95 a month.

iiNet lifts lid on NBN plans

Internet service provider, iiNet, has unveiled its consumer National Broadband Network (NBN) offerings. The ISP will offers three plans with different data quotas, ranging from the entry-level, $49.95 plan with 40GB per month (20GB on-peak, 20 GB off) to one terabyte.