Stories by Adam Bender


Exchange problem slows Telstra mobile data speeds

Half of Telstra mobile customers living across New South Wales suffered slow data speeds this morning due to a problem at one of the telco’s exchanges.

Dropbox for Business adds groups with open API

Dropbox has added group sharing to the business version of its cloud storage platform.

5G talk heats up, but launch still far off

The 5G hype machine hit a fever pitch this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but wireless services based on the still-to-be-formalised wireless standard are not expected to launch in any markets until 2020 at the earliest.

Optus to bring mobile payments to smartwatches

Optus will extend its mobile payments app to smartwatches and other wearable devices, the telco said today.

Sydney financial tech startup hub to open in May

A new co-working space in Sydney hopes to bring together financial tech startups into 1230 square metres of collaborative office space.

Optus clocks 480 Mbps in 4G carrier aggregation trial

Optus reached 4G download speeds of 480 Mbps in a test using carrier aggregation methods on four channels of spectrum.

Optus and Nokia test video streaming from mobile base station

Optus and Nokia Networks are testing a wireless video distribution mechanism whereby video content is streamed directly from a mobile base station.

3.5GHz trial a step to expanding NBN fixed wireless capacity

NBN Co and Ericsson have completed a trial of fixed wireless broadband using the 3.5GHz band, the companies announced.

Telstra draws roadmap for faster wireless

Got 4G and still not satisfied with the speed? Telstra has revealed it will launch 5G services in “around 2020".

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

Data makes Internet of Things more than ‘tinkerer’s dream’: Microsoft

What makes Internet of Things special? It’s not the things, according to a Microsoft official.

Telstra wins $12.5 million Allianz contract

Telstra signed a $12.5 million, three-year contract with Allianz Insurance to provide voice, data and more than 800 mobile services.

Now you can pick up your eBay orders at Woolworths

Woolworths and eBay announced a delivery pickup service for customers to collect their online eBay purchases at their local supermarket.

Visa brings tokens to Australia this year

Visa plans to roll out an additional layer of security for mobile digital payments called tokenization in Australia later this year, the credit card company has revealed.