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Updated: Vodafone, Optus say ACCC lacks teeth

Telstra has benefited from government inattention to competition in the telco sector, according to Vodafone.

Outage strikes Telstra ADSL customers in Victoria

A hardware failure has resulted in an ADSL outage in Melbourne for Telstra customers.

Optus, Vodafone suffer mobile outages

Optus and Vodafone have separately reported network outages on Thursday afternoon.

Vocus buys submarine cable capacity from Telecom NZ

Vocus has paid Telecom NZ nearly $2.5 million to acquire 10 per cent interest in the Sea-Me-We 3 cable between Perth and Singapore.

Audit flags errors at Commercialisation Australia

The Department of Industry's administration of Commercialisation Australia has received a mixed review from the Australian National Audit Office ahead of the grant program’s demise.

NSW government opens digital communication lines

The New South Wales government is seeking to catch up with technology to provide a better customer experience, according to the NSW minister of finance and services.

Regulator slaps telcos for high SMS fees

Mobile customers in Australia could see SMS rates plummet after a decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to regulate prices for SMS termination.

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Telstra reaches for regional Australia with 700MHz spectrum

Telstra has hit speeds of 235 Mbps in a test of 4G mobile broadband using 700MHz spectrum in Perth.

DesignCrowd buys US startup Worth1000

Sydney startup DesignCrowd has acquired New York-based creative content platform Worth1000.

Updated: 3G, 4G mobile coverage to arrive on Melbourne's City Loop rail

Melbourne Rail commuters travelling the City Loop will soon suffer fewer dropped calls when mobile coverage is switched on in the tunnel later this year.

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No BYOA for Terry White Chemists

White Retail Group is fighting against the trend known as 'bring-your-own applications' – or BYOA – due to security concerns, according to its IT manager.

Bendigo Bank's Redy mobile wallet pays back users

A mobile digital wallet revealed by Bendigo Bank provides incentives to users who make payments by scanning QR codes.

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Gamblers bet on Bitcoin for anonymous online wagering

Bitcoin could give a boost to online betting due to the digital currency’s anonymous nature and ability to circumvent anti-gambling laws in the United States and other countries.

Popularity of public Wi-Fi complicates mobile security

Research released earlier this year by analyst firm Telsyte revealed that despite the growth of smartphones and tablets in Australia, the mobile data market had seemingly plateaued.

Australian startup snapshot: Peepable

Peepable is an Adelaide startup that is trying to develop a better search engine for finding videos on the Internet.