WA Health traces data leak to third-party pager service – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

WA Health has suspended its use of a third-party paging service after information communicated over the service was found on a public-facing website. The leak was first reported by 9News last night, which said that both “sensitive” and “confidential” information communicated between personnel from a number of agencies was contained Continue Reading

Telstra sees only ‘marginal’ benefit in a consumer data right for telco – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Telstra says a “rigorous” cost-benefit analysis for the proposed expansion of the consumer data right (CDR) to telecommunications is needed, believing the right would deliver only “marginal” benefit for a substantial cost. The CDR is designed to give consumers greater control over their own data, including the ability to securely Continue Reading

UK Huawei ban opens door for competitors, but consumers may foot the bill – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei from next-generation 5G telecom networks is the latest blow to the global leader in telecom equipment and could help lay the groundwork for broader changes in the industry. Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland are currently the only companies besides Huawei that provide Continue Reading

UK Huawei ban opens door for competitors, but consumers may foot the bill – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei from next-generation 5G telecom networks is the latest blow to the global leader in telecom equipment and could help lay the groundwork for broader changes in the industry. Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland are currently the only companies besides Huawei that provide Continue Reading

ATO extends $1bn Optus megadeal for another 18 months – Strategy – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

The Australian Taxation Office has extended its decade-long managed network services megadeal with Optus while it continues searching for telcos to make up a new multi-sourcing arrangement. The national revenue agency handed Optus an 18-month extension earlier this month at a cost of $141.5 million that extends the existing deal until 30 December Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband ratchets up pressure on NBN Co over looming bandwidth bonus expiry – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband has warned NBN prices could rise – or service levels fall – if a bandwidth bonus applied by NBN Co over the COVID period is fully withdrawn on August 19. Managing director Phillip Britt said that customers had “settled into a pattern of using about 10 percent more Continue Reading

China warns UK that ‘dumping’ Huawei will come at a cost – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from US President Donald Trump. Hours after Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the Continue Reading

Google commits US$10bn to accelerate digitisation in India – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Google plans to spend around US$10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitisation fund, highlighting Google’s focus on the rapid pace of growth of Continue Reading

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but win plaudits from President Donald Trump as the United States grapples with China’s rising economic and technological clout. The United States has pushed Johnson to reverse his Continue Reading

Westpac brings its branch network closer to cloud – Finance – Projects – Cloud – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Westpac is one-third of the way through a major network upgrade supporting its 950 bank branches Australia-wide, bringing them NBN fibre, wi-fi 6, and a shorter route to the cloud. The ‘big four’ bank is in the process of deploying a Cisco software-defined WAN or SD-WAN across its physical bank Continue Reading