Stories by Adam Bender

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Government to address startup issues after long wait

The Coalition government plans within weeks to release details of its plans for promoting tech startups in Australia, including changes to employee share option (ESOP) taxation rules, as part of a wide-ranging economic reform package.

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Optus tunes up 4G network with carrier aggregation

Optus has upgraded its 4G network in four capital cities in Australia with the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology.

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Australian startup snapshot: Bugwolf

Bugwolf is a Melbourne startup that provides beta testers for enterprises and app developers seeking to speed their software to market.

Telcos, ACCAN support text messages to Triple Zero

It’s time for the Triple Zero emergency phone number to accept more than voice calls, according to industry and consumer advocates who made submissions to the review of the national Triple Zero (000) operator.

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IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

CoinJar flashes Bitcoin debit card

While Apple works to turn credit cards digital, an Australian startup is turning Bitcoin into a piece of plastic.

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Mobile Black Spot program to prioritise areas with 'skin in the game'

The government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot program will prioritise small communities and major transport routes for new mobile base stations in regional Australia, according to the director of the program.

Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

Internet-enabled objects add to security risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) will create additional security risks for businesses and consumers, according to network security experts at the APNIC 38 conference in Brisbane.

No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

Possible Telstra competition against NBN Co could upset economic model

If Telstra were to compete against NBN Co, it would change the economic model for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Telecom associations back Turnbull spectrum proposals

Telco industry officials have indicated support for spectrum policy changes proposed this week by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.

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Turnbull seeks second Digital Dividend from community TV spectrum

The government is eyeing spectrum used by community TV broadcasters in Australian capital cities for a possible second Digital Dividend auction.

Telstra joins Optus in covering early termination fees

Telstra has waited just one day to copy Optus in offering up to $450 in credit to customers who leave their old carrier and sign a new two-year contract.