Stories by Adam Bender


Optus braces for data spike with Juniper switch

To prepare for growing data traffic, Optus will use a packet transport switch by Juniper for its converged wireline and 4G mobile network, Juniper said.


Cheaper Foxtel unveiled for Telstra bundlers

Telstra will provide discounted Foxtel pay TV for customers who bundle it with phone and Internet service.

Telstra wraps fibre project in South Brisbane

Telstra said it finished migrating South Brisbane copper services to fibre ahead of schedule. The telco moved 18,000 services to fibre, covering 13,000 homes and businesses in the area, it said.

Non-profit cuts costs with BYOD

Compassion Australia has saved thousands of dollars since shifting to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile strategy, according to the non-profit organisation's systems administrator of projects, Blessing Matore.


Google Nexus 4 returns to Australia via Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman will sell the Google Nexus 4 smartphone starting 1 February.


RIM unveils mobile management software support for Apple and Android devices

BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion has released new mobile management software that adds support for Apple and Android devices but analysts say time will tell if the company's new emphasis on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) will succeed.

eCoffeeCard's most loyal coffee drinkers on Windows, BlackBerry

While some mobile app developers focus efforts on the more popular iOS and Android platforms, the maker of one of Australia’s top coffee loyalty apps said Windows and BlackBerry customers are its most active users.


Telstra takes on over-the-top providers

Telsta will set up a global applications and platforms business to ward off challenges by over-the-top players, the telco said.


Interest in Telstra offer overpowers Boost Mobile website

The Boost Mobile website server was temporarily overwhelmed today by a traffic spike following the operator’s launch of new 3G prepaid plans on the Telstra network. Visitors to the site were able to register as of yesterday afternoon.


Industry pointing fingers as IPv6 adoption crawls forward

The Internet Society of Australia predicted “piecemeal improvements” to IPv6 adoption in 2013.


Sydney's Opal smartcard more advanced than Oyster: NSW

Transport for NSW said it’s aiming to have the most technologically advanced transportation smart card in the world with its upcoming Opal system in Sydney.

Adobe SMB cloud product arrives down under

Adobe announced that Creative Cloud for teams is now available to small and medium businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Macca's app uses GPS, augmented reality to track Big Mac

A new app for Australia from McDonald’s combines GPS, image recognition and augmented reality to show customers where their meal came from.

Nine Australian startups picked for ANZ Innovyz Start accelerator program

Ten startups have been selected for the three-month Innovyz Start accelerator program, sponsored by ANZ Bank and Innovyz. Nine of the companies are from Australia.

Telstra subsidiary Sensis to acquire TrueLocal

News Limited agreed to sell TrueLocal to Sensis, the directory subsidiary of Telstra, Sensis has announced.

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