Stories by Adam Bender


Telecom associations back Turnbull spectrum proposals

Telco industry officials have indicated support for spectrum policy changes proposed this week by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.

Turnbull seeks second Digital Dividend from community TV spectrum

The government is eyeing spectrum used by community TV broadcasters in Australian capital cities for a possible second Digital Dividend auction.

Telstra joins Optus in covering early termination fees

Telstra has waited just one day to copy Optus in offering up to $450 in credit to customers who leave their old carrier and sign a new two-year contract.

Adelaide taps Internet of Things with launch of innovation hub

The mayor of Adelaide has predicted that the Internet of Things will bring “huge efficiencies” to Australia’s fifth largest city.

Are Microsoft's 'Chromebook killers' better for the enterprise?

A wave of inexpensive Windows laptops meant to compete with the Google Chromebook is coming, but analysts say enterprises should carefully consider their requirements before choosing a low-cost device from either company.

Vic's TCV plans SAN overhaul

The Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), which manages the state's funding requirements and provides financial services and advice to government agencies, is planning to overhaul its storage area network, issuing a request for tender over the weekend.

Manly lifeguards test wearables for emergency information

The Manly Life Saving Club is trialling wearable wristbands for nippers, swimmers and surfers that quickly provide critical information in the case of an emergency.

Optus hopes to stem customer losses with new incentives

Optus will cover the cost of early termination fees (ETFs) and provide credits for old smartphones in a move that appears to be aimed at reversing a recent customer loss trend.

Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

Vertigan broadband demand forecast leaves NBN Co CEO 'curious'

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has voiced doubts that 15 megabits per second will be fast enough for the average Australian home in the long term.

NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

NBN Co calls Telstra back to court over CPI adjustments

NBN Co has appealed a decision by the New South Wales Supreme Court that had supported Telstra’s interpretation of consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

Melbourne IT revenue up after Netregistry acquisition

Melbourne's IT's acquisition of Netregistry Group contributed to a 16 per cent year-on-year revenue jump to $59.6 million for the first half of 2014, the company said today.

Are startups and enterprises better together?

Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.