Stories by Adam Bender


Communications coalition urges national focus on broadband adoption

Australia must set an ambitious broadband policy for the next fifteen years, a coalition representing consumers, small businesses, regional areas and competitive telcos has urged.

Banks most trusted on mobile payments: Deloitte

Australian consumers trust banks the most with mobile payments, according to a Deloitte report released today.

Merchants welcome Square to Australia

Square has joined an increasingly competitive Australian market for mobile payments with the global expansion of its Square Register service.

Telstra targets government with secure cloud offer

Telstra has touted data sovereignty as a major benefit of an announced cloud environment custom-built for government.

Analyst, Vodafone cast doubt on likelihood of telco's sale

The likelihood of a sell-off of Australia's number three telco, Vodafone Australia, has been greatly exaggerated, according to both the telco itself and a local telecom analyst.

Telstra deploys 4G to 50 neglected rural sites

Telstra is pushing its 4G network out into rural areas that never had mobile broadband before, the telco has revealed.

More mobile broadband spectrum possible for emergency services

The government will ask the Productivity Commission to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the best way to provide mobile broadband to public safety agencies by 2020.

Rise of Whatsapp could require regulatory reform: ACMA

Regulators should review telecom regulation as more consumers replace traditional telephony with over-the-top (OTT) services, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

NSW government attracts SMEs for procurement

More than 1000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have registered for the ICT Services Scheme in New South Wales, the NSW government has revealed.

Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

Queensland government renews ICT reform drive

The Queensland government has committed to digitise government services under an ICT Renewal Action Plan released today.

Telstra public Wi-Fi trial goes live in big cities

Telstra has switched on the first 150 Wi-Fi hotspots of its $100 million plan to canvas Australia with a public wireless service.

Australian media companies on notice: Here comes Netflix

The imminent arrival of Netflix in Australia could give heart palpitations to the Australian media companies, according to an Australian analyst.

Labor seeks fibre future, but still working on NBN policy: Clare

A future Labor government cannot simply switch back the National Broadband Network to a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model, shadow communications minister Jason Clare has said.

KPMG to grow startups with Artesian partnership

An alliance between KPMG and Artesian Venture Partners aims to connect corporates with Australian startups.