Stories by Adam Bender


ACMA requires NBN warning on backup power

Telcos selling National Broadband Network fibre services will have warn customers that a mains power failure could knock out voice services under new rules drawn up by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Security spending nears $2 billion a year in Australia: Gartner

Information security spending in Australia will exceed $2 billion next year, according to a Gartner forecast released today.

Adult content could stimulate virtual reality market

The adult industry will help drive adoption of virtual reality beyond gamers, according to the creator of one of the Internet’s first free porn websites.

Turnbull earmarks 3.5GHz band for NBN fixed wireless

The National Broadband Network (NBN) would get access to 3.5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless services under a draft direction issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

Government paying 'outrageous' sums to Telstra for NBN: Vodafone CEO

The "outrageous" size of NBN payments to Telstra is one example of the number one telco's unfair advantage, according to Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta.

Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.

More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.

Ingogo to manage payments outside the taxi, target SMEs

Ingogo has announced it will expand beyond cab bookings with a payment and accounting platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Android sales up, but iPad 2 is Australia's favourite tablet

Android has the edge over Apple in tablet sales for the first time in Australia, according to a Telsyte report on the six-month period ending 30 June.

Australia Post links up with myGov for digital mail delivery

Australians can now have digital messages from myGov forwarded to an Australia Post digital mailbox under a trial by the Department of Human Services.

Telstra reveals muru-D startup graduates

Nine of the 10 startups that entered the Telstra muru-D accelerator program have graduated, with eight already securing investors for the next stage.

EFA lists movies pirates can't obtain legally

Seven out of the 10 most pirated films this week are not legally available for digital purchase in Australia, according to a new website by Electronic Frontiers Australia.

Presto price closer to Netflix after Foxtel halves cost

In what could be a pre-emptive strike against Netflix, Foxtel has halved the price of its subscription video streaming service to $9.99 per month, Presto.

Internet of Things to take off by 2016, says Telstra CEO

An explosion of mobile devices coming from the rise of the Internet of Things could yield massive revenue opportunities for Telstra in the next 12 to 18 months, according to Telstra CEO David Thodey.