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Troubled Vocus gets $2.2B takeover offer from KKR
Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus has received a $2.2 billion takeover offer from private US equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Foxtel unveils streaming product line Foxtel Now
Foxtel for everyone is the aim ? every device, every person, every budget, every show ? Foxtel has launched Foxtel Now and have no doubt, it will shake up the Australian streaming video-on-demand market.

NBN Co says it will deliver 1Gbps over HFC
NBN Co says it is close to delivering gigabit speeds to homes and businesses in six cities, including Sydney and Melbourne, following trials of new technology on its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network.

VHA takes ACCC to court over domestic roaming decision
Vodafone Hutchison Australia is taking the ACCC to the Federal Court over its recent draft decision not to declare domestic mobile roaming, claiming that the review process is flawed.

Mobile connectivity speeds top APAC but Internet lags

Telstra secures future power supplies with RES solar farm deal
Telstra has secured a long-term power purchase agreement with renewable energy company RES Australia to develop a new solar farm in Queensland.

Launceston touted as Australia?s ?first gigabit? city

Telstra, Fox Sports seal outside broadcast deal
Telstra is facilitating Fox Sports? outdoor broadcasts through its distributed production network under a long-term deal inked by the two companies.

ACCC finalises prices for non-NBN high-speed Internet
The competition watchdog has issued its list of final prices for high-speed Internet supplied by non-NBN services.

Patton accuses Morrow of defaming him ?under privilege?
Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton claims NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow used the cloak of parliamentary privilege to make false and defamatory remarks about him and IA at a Senate Estimates Committee.


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