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Australia leads OECD on wireless broadband

Australia has moved into first place among the 34 OECD countries for wireless broadband penetration, with 114 subscriptions per 100 people, the OECD has announced.

Employees to wear their own device in 2014

IT managers should take note of the plethora of new wearable devices popping up at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. They just might show up in the workplace.

Cloud empowers small aged care providers

The cloud has been essential to Mirus Australia providing enterprise-grade revenue management services to small aged care providers with limited IT budgets, according to the company's director Nick Gage.


How tech startups rate Australia

Australia’s startup scene has seen fast growth but continues to be held back by risk-averse investors and a lack of government support, local startups told Techworld Australia.


Optus hits 160 Mbps in LTE-A test

Optus and Huawei have reached mobile speeds of 160 Mbps in a test of TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation technology on the Optus network, the telco revealed today.

Australian startup snapshot: CoinJar

CoinJar is a Melbourne-based startup that has developed a digital wallet that lets people buy, sell and accept Bitcoin as a merchant. wallet opens in Australia

Visa has announced that its digital wallet,, is now live in Australia across several major merchants.


'Guarantees have lost currency': NBN Co

NBN Co is not in a position to guarantee minimum broadband speeds that Australians will experience on the National Broadband Network, NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowksi has told a parliamentary hearing today.

Coalition drops tax reforms meant to help startups

The Coalition has decided not to continue with two tax reforms expected to boost investment in Australian startups.

Digital payments on trial at eftpos

A digital payments technology on trial by eftpos would bring the payment provider into the online and mobile spaces for the first time.


Startup workspaces expand in Australia

Australian startups received a flurry of good news this week with new investments in the startup ecosystem and incubator openings announced.

ACCC approves NBN Co's special access undertaking

NBN Co’s special access undertaking (SAU) has at last been approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Telstra, NBN Co ordered back to court in March

The NSW Supreme Court has put off an argument between Telstra and NBN Co until the second quarter of next year.


Updated: NBN Co releases strategic review

At least 90 per cent of Australians would get broadband speeds of about 50 Mbps by year-end 2019 under a Coalition proposal to overhaul the NBN.

Westpac to launch mobile payments in new year

Starting early next year, Westpac customers will be able to pay in stores by tapping their Android smartphones against payment terminals.