Stories by Adam Bender


No seat at NBN committee table for Turnbull, Clare

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed a Senate committee on the NBN that was established to monitor the Coalition’s 60-day review.


Optus talks to government about NBN backhaul

Optus shares concerns about the high cost of backhaul for mobile services but is not ready to take a position on opening the NBN to mobile operators for that purpose, according to Optus chief country officer Kevin Russell.

Optus sees higher net profit after job cuts

Job cuts contributed to an increase in net profit at Optus in the quarter ending 30 September, despite falling revenue.

Melbourne Water outsources IT management

UXC Connect has signed a $20 million infrastructure outsourcing contract with Melbourne Water.

Pocketbook wins $500,000 from VCs

Australian venture capitalists have deposited $500,000 into Pocketbook, a Sydney finance management startup that has built the Australian equivalent of

Queensland Gas completes $32 million comms network

Queensland Gas Corporation has finished implementation of a dedicated communications network for a liquefied natural gas project in southern QLD.


Victorian TAFEs zero in on ROI with system refresh

The Victorian government has completed deployment of a student management system for nine TAFE colleges across the state.


Remote Australia seeks mobile services through NBN

NBN satellite service is not enough for Australia’s most remote areas, according to the Broadband for the Bush Alliance.

NTT Australia restructures into one-stop IT shop

NTT Communications has rebranded down under, combining NTT Australia , Harbour MSP and Frontline Systems into one entity called NTT Com ICT Solutions.

How to invest in tech startups

Smart startup investors do their due diligence and focus on team chemistry, according to Australian angel investors who spoke at AngelEd in Sydney.


Telstra launches first LTE-A device

Telstra has announced its first 4G device supporting LTE Advanced (LTE-A) technology, a WiFi hotspot.


Court to hear Telstra, NBN Co dispute next month

Telstra and NBN Co are headed back to the NSW Supreme Court on December 13 after a directions hearing was held this morning presided over by Justice David Hammerschlag.


Vodafone doubles data in short-term promo

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has announced that it will double the amount of data included with many of its mobile plans as part of a temporary promotion.


NBN Co could provide backhaul to mobile operators: Fletcher

The Coalition government will consider opening the NBN network to mobile telcos for cheaper backhaul, said MP Paul Fletcher, the parliamentary secretary to the minister for communications.

NineMSN jumps into cloud for catch-up TV

NineMSN has selected a cloud-based video service to power its new catch-up TV service, Jump-in.