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IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

CoinJar flashes Bitcoin debit card

While Apple works to turn credit cards digital, an Australian startup is turning Bitcoin into a piece of plastic.


Mobile Black Spot program to prioritise areas with 'skin in the game'

The government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot program will prioritise small communities and major transport routes for new mobile base stations in regional Australia, according to the director of the program.

Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

Internet-enabled objects add to security risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) will create additional security risks for businesses and consumers, according to network security experts at the APNIC 38 conference in Brisbane.

No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

Possible Telstra competition against NBN Co could upset economic model

If Telstra were to compete against NBN Co, it would change the economic model for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

Telecom associations back Turnbull spectrum proposals

Telco industry officials have indicated support for spectrum policy changes proposed this week by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.


Turnbull seeks second Digital Dividend from community TV spectrum

The government is eyeing spectrum used by community TV broadcasters in Australian capital cities for a possible second Digital Dividend auction.

Telstra joins Optus in covering early termination fees

Telstra has waited just one day to copy Optus in offering up to $450 in credit to customers who leave their old carrier and sign a new two-year contract.

Adelaide taps Internet of Things with launch of innovation hub

The mayor of Adelaide has predicted that the Internet of Things will bring “huge efficiencies” to Australia’s fifth largest city.

Are Microsoft's 'Chromebook killers' better for the enterprise?

A wave of inexpensive Windows laptops meant to compete with the Google Chromebook is coming, but analysts say enterprises should carefully consider their requirements before choosing a low-cost device from either company.

Vic's TCV plans SAN overhaul

The Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), which manages the state's funding requirements and provides financial services and advice to government agencies, is planning to overhaul its storage area network, issuing a request for tender over the weekend.


Manly lifeguards test wearables for emergency information

The Manly Life Saving Club is trialling wearable wristbands for nippers, swimmers and surfers that quickly provide critical information in the case of an emergency.