Stories by Adam Bender


12 telecom providers violate TCP code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has slapped 12 telecom companies for failing to comply with its consumer code.

Wotif sale to Expedia approved by ACCC

Australia’s competition regulator has given the all clear to the $703 million travel website acquisition of by US giant Expedia.


NBN Co eyes FTTN trial extension

NBN Co is set to expand the scope of its National Broadband Network fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) construction trial, according to the company’s chief customer officer, John Simon.

Will enterprises skip Windows 8 for 10?

Microsoft’s big reveal of Windows 10 has created the possibility that many enterprises won’t ever adopt the Windows 8 operating system.

Eftpos goes live with payments infrastructure overhaul

Eftpos has switched on new centralised payments infrastructure that is meant to speed up the rollout of products including Eftpos online and mobile payments.

Smart Sparrow wins Gates e-learning grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has selected Australian e-learning startup Smart Sparrow for a grant in a $20 million international competition to develop next-generation courseware.

Ingogo raises $9 million from Australian investors, crowdfunding

After a pivot into mobile payments, Ingogo has raised $9.1 million in a pre-IPO funding round.

Telstra to trial public Wi-Fi network in November

The first Wi-Fi hotspots under Telstra’s $100 million plan to canvas Australia with public Wi-Fi are set to come online in November.

Tinybeans fetches $2 million for parenting network

Sydney startup Tinybeans has secured $2 million in funding from private investors to fuel the parenting social network’s international ambitions.

Lenovo spends $5 million in A/NZ as IBM server acquisition wraps

Lenovo plans to close its acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business this Wednesday (1 October), the companies have revealed.

NRMA accelerates startups with Jumpstart

The National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA) is the latest large organisation to engage with Australian startups, launching an accelerator program called Jumpstart.

Telstra says it only keeps customer data for billing, network assurance

A mandatory data retention scheme could be difficult and expensive for Telstra, according to the telco’s chief risk officer.

NBN Co would do more fibre if it was cheaper: Morrow

The Senate committee overseeing the National Broadband Network has drilled NBN Co about a disputed report that claimed great cost reductions to rolling out fibre to the premise (FTTP).


Australian telcos remain holdouts on IPv6

Australian ISPs continue to make a poor showing on IPv6 adoption, based on data released this week by World IPv6 Launch.

One in five Australians not online: Broadband Commission

Australia has ranked 21st in the world on Internet access, with 83 per cent of its people using the Internet, according to an annual report released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.