Stories by Adam Bender


UPDATED: 4G in Australia: The state of the nation

The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

Govt supports crowdsourced equity for startups

The government has launched a discussion paper on developing a regulatory model for crowdsourced equity funding to spur startups in Australia.

Government prioritises 'open access' in Mobile Black Spot program

The government will seek to spur competition as it funds mobile services in regional Australia under its Mobile Black Spot program, according to guidelines issued today.

Netflix to drive Australian ISP spending: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks stands to gain from the entrance of Netflix into Australia, according to executives at the networking equipment supplier.

ADSL, submarine cable faults reported in Perth

Perth residents have suffered from two separate Internet outages this week.

Mobile services decline for first time: ACMA

The Australian mobile market has reached saturation, but Australians are downloading greater amounts of data, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Xero, Oneflare unveil new support for startup scene

Two Australian tech companies have injected money into the local startup scene.

Dropbox for Business opens API to drive integration

Dropbox has launched an open API for its business product as part of a plan to build a large ecosystem of business software integrations.

UNSW researchers aim to secure smartwatches for e-health

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have been awarded a $322,800 grant to conduct research into boosting the security of wearable technology.

St George CIO banks on ‘mobile only’

St George Bank, viewed as the 'innovation hub' of Westpac, has adopted a 'mobile only' strategy, according to CIO Dhiren Kulkarni.

Vodafone pledges better 3G reliability

Vodafone has deployed self-organizing network (SON) technology to enhance reliability on its 3G network during high-usage situations, the telco announced today.

Interstate trains embrace digital radio communications

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has turned off its last two analog radio systems.

Perth expands public wireless network into Northbridge

The City of Perth has launched the second phase of its free public Wi-Fi network, expanding service into Northbridge.

Sydney Startup Weekend doubles attendance in one year

This year's Startup Weekend, held November 22-23, attracted its largest crowd of Sydney entrepreneurs Sydney yet, according to organiser Thai Huynh.

Hail pounds telecom networks in Queensland

A severe storm in Queensland has battered services for major ISPs in the state.