Stories by Adam Bender

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Australians use up nearly a day on the Internet every week

Businesses are spending more on online advertising to engage Australians whose online activities now consume nearly an entire day each week, according to a study released today by Nielsen.

Virgin Mobile matches Vodafone double-data offer

Virgin Mobile will double data for a limited time on selected postpaid plans, following a similar offer by Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

AMTA, ACCAN debate state of mobile coverage

No government intervention is needed to improve mobile network performance in Australia, according to Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) president Chris Althaus.

ACCC signs off on iiNet FTTH sale to NBN Co

NBN Co’s purchase of iiNet’s fibre-to-the-home network in the ACT has been approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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.

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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 Mint.com.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Telstra launches first LTE-A device

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