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Biometrics eyed for secure future payments

Biometrics look like the future of authentication for payments, according to payment experts at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney.

Telstra applies stickers, magnets for smarter customer support

Telstra has turned to a tech startup for a context-based, self-service support system currently being tested with 10,000 broadband subscribers.

Chromecast beams into Australian media streaming race

The arrival in Australia of Google Chromecast could shake the media landscape, according to an IBRS analyst.

Perth, Sydney to be connected by submarine cable

SubPartners has announced a submarine cable connecting Perth to Sydney.

Telstra slammed for breaches to structural separation undertaking

Telstra has come under fire by a government regulator and a coalition of competitors for apparent breaches of the telecom giant’s Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU).

University of Wollongong dusts auto racing competition with 3D printing

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has turned to 3D printing to gain the racer's edge in the annual Formula-SAE race car engineering competition.

Optus takes a bite out of shark danger

A shark detection technology currently being trialled is intended to make beachgoers feel safe to go back in the water.

Turnbull announces spectrum review for Australia

The Department of Communications has announced a review of Australia’s spectrum policy and management framework.

QGC taps Motorola to manage radio network

Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC) has chosen Motorola Solutions to manage and support network operations for a liquefied natural gas project in southern Queensland.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia could keep falling: analysts

Analysts predict further customer losses for Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) in the near term as the telco tries to steer the ship around.

Telstra says its shared Wi-Fi network will be secure

Telstra has stressed that customers should have no security concerns about sharing their broadband connection with other users over Wi-Fi or – conversely -- accessing another customer’s shared connections as a hotspot.

Updated: Telstra customers to provide foundation for national Wi-Fi network

Telstra home and enterprise broadband users will be able to access 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia in five years if they agree to share their own connection, under part of a $100 million strategy announced today by Telstra CEO David Thodey.

Netflix won't confirm ANZ entrance

Netflix has warned to treat reports of it entering Australia as speculation.

Labor forgot about AUSSAT 'debacle': Fletcher

Labor disregarded history as it developed its satellite policy for the National Broadband Network, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, Paul Fletcher, claimed today.

Samsung replaces Apple mobile fleet at Bendigo Bank subsidiary

Community Telco Australia has exchanged its Apple smartphone fleet for Samsung devices, according to the telco’s parent Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.