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Vic gov and Motorola renew emergency services network contract

The Victorian Government has signed a $41.5 million extension on a contract with Motorola Solutions to manage the government’s emergency services data network.

Australia and Japan talk mobile roaming at first ICT summit

Australia and Japan pledged to reduce international mobile roaming rates at the countries’ first ICT Policy Dialogue.

Will Netflix be unmetered for Fetch TV customers?

A deal between Fetch TV and Netflix could mean the subscription movie and TV streaming service won’t be metered on some ISP plans.

Growth of 4G devices boosts Telstra mobile revenue

The number of 4G devices on Telstra’s mobile network has overtaken 3G for the first time, Telstra CEO David Thodey said as he reported results for the half-year ending 31 December.

AGL tests virtual reality for employee training

A trial of Samsung Gear VR at AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will explore how virtual reality can assist in training new employees, among other potential opportunities.

ACMA proposes 1800 MHz auction for regional areas

Australia’s telecom regulator will move forward a proposal to auction off spectrum in the regional 1800 MHz band to telcos for enhanced 4G LTE services.

Amcom launches startup accelerator in Perth

Amcom in June will open a tech startup accelerator in Perth focused on software, with applications opening later this month.

Australian data requests to Twitter rise slightly but still low

Twitter received 10 emergency requests for user data from the Australian government in the second half of 2014.

After Spotify deal, Vodafone eyes video opportunity

Signing video and other content deals will play a big role in a three-year Vodafone strategy to grow the business, according to Vodafone CEO Iñaki Berroeta.

Vodafone completes VoLTE trial

Vodafone has completed a trial of 4G voice calls that provide faster call connections on compatible mobile phones.

VMware unveils hybrid cloud product updates for Australia

VMware locally announced the launch of a series of product updates, including for vSphere and its VSAN storage platform.

KPMG asks startups to 'energise' natural resources sector

A tech startup accelerator based in Perth aims to spur innovation in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector.

No rush for enterprises to deploy 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Wireless vendors are pushing the 802.11ac standard because it offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds yet, but most Australian businesses can afford to wait another year before upgrading their Wi-Fi networks, according to analysts.

Cisco, IBM go in to bat for Melbourne Cricket Ground upgrade

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will deploy a stadium Wi-Fi network and IPTV system as part of a major technology upgrade announced with Cisco, IBM and Cockram Construction.

Foxtel pitches unlimited Presto as streaming war heats up

Foxtel has confirmed its new broadband service will include unlimited streaming of Presto, the Foxtel-owned movie and TV streaming subscription service.