Stories by Adam Bender

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FTTN means revenue cut for government: Conroy

Senator Stephen Conroy has this morning pressed the Department of Communications to confirm that a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) scheme for the National Broadband Network would result in less revenue for the government.


Open data will drive startups: Turnbull

Releasing more government data to the public is one way to spur growth in Australia’s startup sector, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Commonwealth to set up mobile procurement panel

The Australian government plans to establish a whole-of-government mobile procurement panel in March next year, according to a request for tender published this week by the Department of Finance.

Businesses may not be ready for app explosion

Few Australian enterprises have a strategy for managing mobile applications used by their employees, despite a reported boom in app downloads.

AARNet to install Juniper networking gear for next-gen network

Academic and research networking provider AARNet have chosen Juniper Networks routers and switches for its next-generation network, AARNet4.

Australia Post partners with startup GiveEasy

Australia Post has announced a two-year agreement with Sydney mobile donations startup GiveEasy.


Better IT management sought in NSW after LifeLink woes

The New South Wales Auditor-General has urged better governance and management of major IT projects at the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.

Airtasker snags $2 million in funding round

Sydney startup Airtasker has raised another $2 million in capital as it continues to grow its task-based work online marketplace.

Australian Passport Offices to deepen use of facial recognition

The Australian Passport Office (APO) seeks to expand its use of biometric technology, according a request for tender published today.

Amaysim hopes to shake up US mobile market

Australia’s Amaysim is preparing to bring its low-cost mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model to the US, the company’s CEO has revealed.

Queensland turns on electronic voting for people with disabilities

In a step toward Australia embracing electronic voting systems, people with disabilities in Queensland will be able to cast digital votes at the next state election.

Neuroscientists test IT team at Queensland Brain Institute

The IT team at the Queensland Brain Institute has to race to keep up with the technology demands of the research organisation’s neuroscientists, according to QBI senior IT manager, Jake Carroll.

Telstra to sell M2M for fleets

Telstra has driven further into the machine-to-machine (M2M) space, announcing a GPS-based tracking and management service for vehicle fleets.


Updated: Optus trials wireless broadband for the home

Optus plans to trial a 4G fixed wireless broadband service in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

ACCC edges toward final decision on NBN SAU

NBN Co has submitted a modified version of its special access undertaking (SAU) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for approval.