Stories by Adam Bender


More states should take up Vic taxi rules: ingogo

Cab booking app developers have welcomed new taxi rules in Victoria as further opening the market for competitors to the taxi establishment.


More could follow Westpac dropping BlackBerry: analyst

Westpac’s move to supporting Android and Windows Phone devices “is another nail in the BlackBerry coffin,” according to independent telecom analyst Chris Coughlan.


Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings

Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company’s latest State of the Internet report.

Telstra eyes Hotspot 2.0 deployment for national Wi-Fi network

Telstra could usher in Australia’s first major deployment of next-generation hotspots as part of its plan to blanket the country with a public Wi-Fi network.

Google soothes enterprise security concerns with Drive for Work

Google hopes to ease lingering Australian concerns about data sovereignty as it makes a fresh play to get organisations to adopt its Drive cloud storage service, according to Kevin Ackhurst, managing director of Google Enterprise in Australia.

Gen-i to cut headcount in Australia

Telecom NZ’s ICT services division Gen-i will cut more Australian positions after signing a deal to migrate customers to Telstra.

Updated: Vodafone, Optus say ACCC lacks teeth

Telstra has benefited from government inattention to competition in the telco sector, according to Vodafone.

Outage strikes Telstra ADSL customers in Victoria

A hardware failure has resulted in an ADSL outage in Melbourne for Telstra customers.

Optus, Vodafone suffer mobile outages

Optus and Vodafone have separately reported network outages on Thursday afternoon.

Vocus buys submarine cable capacity from Telecom NZ

Vocus has paid Telecom NZ nearly $2.5 million to acquire 10 per cent interest in the Sea-Me-We 3 cable between Perth and Singapore.

Audit flags errors at Commercialisation Australia

The Department of Industry's administration of Commercialisation Australia has received a mixed review from the Australian National Audit Office ahead of the grant program’s demise.

NSW government opens digital communication lines

The New South Wales government is seeking to catch up with technology to provide a better customer experience, according to the NSW minister of finance and services.

Regulator slaps telcos for high SMS fees

Mobile customers in Australia could see SMS rates plummet after a decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to regulate prices for SMS termination.


Telstra reaches for regional Australia with 700MHz spectrum

Telstra has hit speeds of 235 Mbps in a test of 4G mobile broadband using 700MHz spectrum in Perth.

DesignCrowd buys US startup Worth1000

Sydney startup DesignCrowd has acquired New York-based creative content platform Worth1000.